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Parents end year in Springdale literacy program

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Evangelina Arauja Martinez, 52, smiled Friday as she walked across the stage in the Performing Arts Center at Springdale High School to receive her certificate of participation from the School District's Family Literacy Program. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's Asbell pupils hear nutrition lesson in PE

Elementary schools lacked health curriculum

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Samantha Galindo, 8, arrived with a paper cutout of a soda to place on a poster-sized plate during a simulated "grocery shopping" relay in her physical education class, but the soda did not meet the nutrition requirements of a healthy plate. Continue reading...

Students from U.S., foreign countries meet in Fayetteville for science, technology contest

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- On one side of the Arkansas Union, student teams tested skills of robots they built out of blocks and a programmable controller. On the other side, they shared solutions for finding a better way to help someone learn. Continue reading...

Springdale eighth-graders talk politics with Womack

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Teenagers need to understand issues facing Congress today, 3rd District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said after meeting 15 eighth-graders from the School of Innovation, housed at the Jones Center. Continue reading...

NWA schools ponder reopening after winter storm

Northwest Arkansas’ largest school districts are weighing whether to reopen campuses Wednesday. Continue reading...

14-year-old earns top ACT score

Ryan Kim didn’t want to put off taking the ACT until the end of his high school education. Continue reading...

14-year-old Fayetteville sophomore earns top ACT score

Fifth in five years for Fayetteville High School

Ryan Kim didn't want to put off taking the ACT until the end of his high school education. Continue reading...

Technology tops wish lists for Benton, Washington county schools rewarded by state

Laptops and electronic tablets lead the list of purchases for Northwest Arkansas schools awarded money in November by the Arkansas Department of Education. Continue reading...

Humanist group defends Fayetteville student's right to opt out of Pledge of Allegiance

FAYETTEVILLE -- The city's school superintendent said the district will educate its staff members about students' right to abstain from the Pledge of Allegiance after a Washington organization contacted the district about a teacher who punished a student for remaining seated during the pledge. Continue reading...

Superintendents from Benton, Madison and Washington counties sign statement opposing PARCC delay

Late change would be setback to students, teachers, they say

Superintendents from 16 school districts in Benton, Madison and Washington counties oppose a bill to delay a new series of annual tests aligned with the Common Core standards. Continue reading...

Springdale School Board hears construction update

SPRINGDALE -- Construction of a long-sought northern bypass of the city will put a four-lane divided roadway close to Shaw Elementary School, a school district administrator reported Tuesday. Continue reading...

Educators think outside the box

Two Northwest Arkansas principals apply for School of Innovation status

A handful of principals hope to take a different approach to teaching children and teenagers. Continue reading...

ALLPS, Sonora Middle among five seeking school of innovation status

A handful of principals hope to take a different approach to teaching children and teenagers. Continue reading...

Fayetteville chamber committee hears about career education

FAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendents from four school districts discussed Friday recent projects designed to prepare students for both college and careers. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation awards $103K to 19 teachers

FAYETTEVILLE -- Teachers from the Fayetteville School District will buy a dog mannequin, sewing machines and tools for projects designed to help students learn through experience. Continue reading...

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