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Make water payments, judge orders Lead Hill

Subscriber onlyA circuit judge has directed Lead Hill to begin making monthly minimum payments to the Ozark Mountain Public Regional Water Authority while a lawsuit over the water contract is pending. Continue reading...

Schools study safety plans for tornadoes

Safe rooms, underground or interior spaces advised

Subscriber onlyIn schools that lack safe rooms, the safest place to seek shelter during a tornado is sometimes a hallway, a Fayetteville School District administrator said. Continue reading...

240 get taste of S. Korean culture

Subscriber onlyWhen someone in South Korea asks for a mixer, he isn’t talking about a kitchen appliance with beaters that’s used to make cake batter. Continue reading...

Boy sits out state tests

Dad says teaching too geared toward exams

Subscriber onlyA Fayetteville father who teaches in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas kept his fourth-grade son out of school during Benchmark testing this week. Continue reading...

Arkansas pupils’ test scores climb

But state still lags nation

Subscriber onlyResults of state and national standardized tests show a long-term upward trend in public school students’ performance, according to the sixth annual Arkansas Report Card from the Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Schools altering when kids learn advanced math

New standards delay start

Subscriber onlySome school districts are adjusting the sequence in which they offer math courses to their highest achievers because of changes under the new Common Core State Standards for middle school and high school students. Continue reading...

Flat Stanley returns home from Iraq war

‘You’ll be all right,’ vet tells youth

Subscriber onlyHuntsville High School senior Alan Orduna remembers how much he liked the colors orange and blue when he colored a paper Flat Stanley as a third-grader in Luella Wood’s class in Huntsville. Continue reading...

New superintendent sought in Huntsville

Subscriber onlyHuntsville School District officials plan to hire a new superintendent for the 2014-15 school year, with the current superintendent stepping into an assistant superintendent role until he retires. Continue reading...

Census: NW up by most in state

Jonesboro, LR areas are next

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas continued to lead in population growth among the state’s metropolitan statistical areas, followed by the Jonesboro and Little Rock areas, according to new estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

Literacy guidelines alter English classes

Teachers debate effects of Common Core

Subscriber onlyNew state literacy standards require that students read more nonfiction, but despite some fears, the change does not push fiction out of the classroom, a teacher-trainer from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said. Continue reading...

Business types reach back to assist students

DECA clubs turn grads into mentors

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Griffin Sorenson, a recent graduate from the University of Arizona who now works for Wal-Mart’s corporate office, remembers what it was like to be in high school. Continue reading...

Workshop offers disaster-plan tips

Subscriber onlyEven when people have emergency plans in writing, they often don’t keep them updated, a Washington County Emergency Management Department official said Saturday. Continue reading...

At least 23 districts cancel spring break

Subscriber onlyStudents’ only nonweekend day off from school in Green Forest this spring will be Memorial Day, Green Forest Superintendent Matt Summers said. Continue reading...

State: Dismiss suit by school districts

Subscriber onlyState attorneys have asked Pulaski County Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by three school districts against the state Department of Human Services and its director, John Selig. Continue reading...

Bail set for man in father’s slaying

Subscriber onlyBail was set at $500,000 for a Van Buren man who remained in the Crawford County jail Friday on a murder charge. Continue reading...

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