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Fayetteville board prepares to adopt budget

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- School District spending would increase less than half a percent for the 2016-17, under a budget School Board members will take up for a vote Thursday. Continue reading...

New report for Northwest Arkansas Council focuses on gaps in training programs for workforce

Subscriber onlySatisfying the demand for workers in business, the trades, manufacturing and production will take time, but a new study offers some hope, a regional workforce expert said. Continue reading...

Group takes steps toward starting Catholic high school in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyEfforts continue toward opening Northwest Arkansas' first Catholic high school in the fall of 2018. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's first day includes beginning of online school

Subscriber onlyMaddox Benard, 12, and Ava Benard, 10, spent the morning of the first day of school at the new Fayetteville Virtual Academy thinking about what to make out of painted cardboard 3D shapes, LED lights and paper vellum. Continue reading...

Two new Springdale schools make debut

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The wait for a campus ended Monday with the opening of the permanent home for the Don Tyson School of Innovation. Continue reading...

Voters meet Fayetteville School Board candidates

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Four candidates running in the Sept. 20 School Board election introduced themselves to voters Sunday. Continue reading...

New Fayetteville superintendent rallies teachers, staff for another school year

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendent Matthew Wendt's back-to-school rally Friday provided a moment of recognition for all 1,400 employees who work with students in the School District. Continue reading...

Foundation names newest names for 20th year of Hall of Honor

Subscriber onlyThe Hall of Honor wall in Fayetteville High School's arena recognizes a husband and wife who have been active supporters of the School District and a former social studies teacher. Continue reading...

Superintendent, governor welcome back Springdale teachers

Subscriber onlyAnother school year means a new class of 5-year-olds awaits Kim Justis, who begins her 22nd year as a kindergarten teacher at Turnbow Elementary School. Continue reading...

United Way effort to bring together nonprofits around child poverty leaves other Northwest Arkansas agencies out

Organization putting money into programs specifically addressing child poverty

Subscriber onlyChange is hard. Continue reading...

New United Way grants focus on children in poverty

Subscriber onlyUnited Way of Northwest Arkansas recently named 18 organizations awarded $770,000 in grants for the start of its new focus on providing every child a pathway out of poverty. Continue reading...

Area pre-kindergarten classes filling up

Subscriber onlyBack-to-school preparations for school districts in Benton and Washington counties include making sure pre-kindergarten classes are ready. Continue reading...

New superintendent pushes back approval of five-year plan for Fayetteville schools

Subscriber only Superintendent Matthew Wendt wants to give his leadership team more time to study proposals included in a five-year comprehensive plan before it goes to the School Board for approval. Continue reading...

New Fayetteville school chief settling in

Wendt having busy summer making contacts, assessing district’s needs

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The new superintendent of the Fayetteville School District wants to develop a stronger partnership with the University of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Wendt begins new role as Fayetteville superintendent

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Matthew Wendt's 11th year as a superintendent falls at the same time he is beginning a new job as the School District's 11th superintendent. Continue reading...

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