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Northwest Arkansas school districts eye seventh-grade athletics

Subscriber onlyEfforts to launch seventh-grade sports programs are gaining momentum in some of Northwest Arkansas' largest school districts. Continue reading...

Haas Hall reports progress on diversity front

Subscriber onlyHaas Hall Academy continues working to diversify its student body, a school representative told the state Board of Education Thursday. Continue reading...

Bentonville school officials explain rezoning at forum

Subscriber onlyTurnout was light for Wednesday's public forum on school rezoning, though a few parents took the opportunity to express their displeasure over the changes administrators have proposed. Continue reading...

Bentonville School District adopts new lunch policy

Subscriber onlyStudents won't be denied a hot meal at school even if they lack the money in their account to pay for it. Continue reading...

Rogers school's food pantry helped by Christmas Card donors

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- New Technology High School students and their families are less likely to go hungry now that the school has its own food pantry, an initiative launched in part with money donated through the NWA Community Christmas Card campaign. Continue reading...

Foundation surprises Rogers teachers with grants

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Carrie Gifford's fifth-graders expressed a mix of excitement and confusion as some adults entered their classroom at Eastside Elementary School with an $500 oversized check made out to Gifford. Continue reading...

Bentonville kindergartners make necklaces to raise money for families

Subscriber only A lesson in economics doubles as a lesson in compassion when the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School kindergartners do their jingle bell necklace project each year. Continue reading...

Catholic high school in NW finds home

Founder sees Tontitown undertaking filling a need; goal to start is 50 students

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' only Catholic high school has a location. Now it just needs students and faculty members to fill the classrooms. Continue reading...

Bentonville targeting 2019 for rezoning

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- School District administrators have changed course and are recommending 2019 for the rezoning of elementary attendance boundaries instead of 2018. Continue reading...

Hurricane a life-changer for family evacuating to Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber only Jillayne Tompkins is thankful her family safely escaped the floodwater in Puerto Rico, but struggles with survivor's guilt and looks for ways to give back. Continue reading...

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Arthi Krishna, left, and brother Arjun Krishna won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for U.S. Rep...

Arthi Krishna, left, and brother Arjun Krishna won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's 3rd Congressi...

Published: November 21, 2017

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVE PEROZEK Jake Haak, left, chief financial officer for the Rogers School Dis...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVE PEROZEK Jake Haak, left, chief financial officer for the Rogers School District, gives a presentation Tu...

Published: July 19, 2017

Sam Totten, a genocide expert and former University of Arkansas professor, stands inside his home of...

Sam Totten, a genocide expert and former University of Arkansas professor, stands inside his home office in Springdale on Thursday...

Published: July 13, 2017

NWA DemSam Totten, a genocide expert and former University of Arkansas professor, stands inside his ...

NWA DemSam Totten, a genocide expert and former University of Arkansas professor, stands inside his home office in Springdale on T...

Published: July 11, 2017

Sam Totten, a genocide expert and former University of Arkansas professor, stands Thursday in his ho...

Sam Totten, a genocide expert and former University of Arkansas professor, stands Thursday in his home office in Springdale. Totte...

Published: July 11, 2017

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