Brenda Bernet

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Fayetteville to replace 10 buses; School Board approves hiring new administrators

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- School Board members voted Thursday to spend about $1 million to upgrade the district's bus fleet. Continue reading...

Fayetteville foundation event celebrates $286,000 in teacher grants, scholarships

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Grants for teachers this school year supported a variety of learning experiences from rocketry to orchestra. Continue reading...

District continues to define 'personalized learning' in third year of grant

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Now that every student has access to a laptop or tablet computer at school, learning with technology is possible at any moment. Continue reading...

Two aides can return to work, Fayetteville superintendent says

Subscriber onlyTwo of the five classroom aides on leave since last month's death of a first-grader were cleared to return to work at Vandergriff Elementary School, according to a School District news release Friday. Continue reading...

New lab to equip Har-Ber students with skills for workforce

Subscriber only Jobs in factories today require skills to design and repair robotics equipment now common in manufacturing, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said on a visit Friday to the new mechanical lab at Har-Ber High School. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's New School marks milestone in construction

Subscriber onlyA chant of, "Lift that beam," sounded as a construction crew placed the final wooden beam on top of a new innovation center that will be ready for The New School students in August. Continue reading...

New laws focus on English learners, school grades

Subscriber onlyA Republican state representative from Rogers wants state grades given to schools to reflect more than what students score on one standardized test given annually. Continue reading...

Springdale teachers experience new strategies for involving students in lessons

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Pairing School District curriculum writers with classroom teachers gives both a chance to see how students respond to strategies intended to keep them on task and talking about their thinking with peers. Continue reading...

Springdale's Rollins discusses expansion option for School of Innovation

Subscriber onlySchool District leaders envision the possibility of sixth- and seventh-graders joining eighth- through 12th-graders at the Tyson School of Innovation. Continue reading...

West Fork School District works to curb enrollment drop

Subscriber onlyEnrollment continues to slide in the School District of about 1,075 student just a little more than 10 miles south of Fayetteville. Continue reading...

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