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Board calls for millage election

Proposal would generate $35 million in bonds to build schools

Subscriber only The School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to ask voters in May for a property tax increase of 3.5 mills to build two elementary schools. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas charter schools prepare for lotteries

Subscriber onlyStudents applying for Northwest Arkansas open-enrollment charter schools will find out over the next few weeks whether they have a spot for the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas students miss school, businesses close for A Day Without Immigrants

Subscriber onlyNearly half the students of Springdale's Jones Elementary School missed school Thursday. Continue reading...

Springdale School Board studying debt refinancing

Subscriber onlyThe School District has $128.86 million in debt up for refinancing. Continue reading...

Springdale school's growth studied

Enrolling 2,000 in alternative-learning campus envisioned

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- School district leaders are contemplating the expansion of the Don Tyson School of Innovation. Continue reading...

Outsourcing shorts teacher retiree system

Legislation aims to make up for decreasing contributors

Subscriber onlyA rise in school districts hiring private companies to provide substitute teachers and clean buildings means fewer school district workers are contributing to the state's retirement system for public school employees. Continue reading...

Fayetteville virtual school adds 4 grades for 2017-18

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- High school students in Fayetteville will have more options in the next school year with the expansion of the School District's online charter school. Continue reading...

Governor, Tyson family participate in Springdale school dedication

Subscriber onlySchool District leaders are contemplating expanding the Don Tyson School of Innovation on the heels of the school's official dedication Thursday. Continue reading...

Springdale district marks completion of Don Tyson School of Innovation campus

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A dedication ceremony Thursday morning for the Don Tyson School of Innovation drew Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Gov. Mike Beebe, five members of the Tyson family and more than a dozen representatives of Tyson Foods. Continue reading...

Springdale reaps results of supplementing English-learning programs

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Springdale School District has seen a significant increase in the number of students exiting English-as-a-second-language programs this year. Continue reading...

Springdale schools see growth in English-learners

Subscriber onlyThe School District has seen a significant increase in the number of students exiting English-as-a-second-language programs this year. Continue reading...

Fayetteville leaders put focus on inclusion at start of Black History Month

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- It was right for the School Board on May 21, 1954, to vote unanimously for all schools to admit black students, Superintendent Matthew Wendt said. Continue reading...

Springdale principals prepare for new elementary reading program

Subscriber onlyReading lessons will have more consistency among elementary schools and will include more time for children to practice after a new curriculum starts in the fall. Continue reading...

Fayetteville superintendent establishes committee

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A committee will begin reviewing all School District policies for possible revision. Continue reading...

Boozman hears from Springdale's School of Innovation students via Skype

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. John Boozman told students from the Don Tyson School of Innovation they're an example of the nontraditional choices school districts are offering to students. Continue reading...

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