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Rogers School Board to reconsider middle-school athletics move

Subscriber onlyA plan to expand the number of sports offered during the school day at the middle schools might be postponed as School District officials seek more time to examine the costs and benefits of such a move. Continue reading...

Kids still flock to school during Northwest Arkansas' Spring break

Subscriber onlyIt's spring break, but the classrooms and halls at Bentonville's Elm Tree Elementary School are bustling with activity this week. Continue reading...

Safari manager to fight allegations in USDA complaint

Subscriber only Leon Wilmoth acknowledges the dead lion was his fault. Continue reading...

Rogers School District eyes church land

Subscriber onlyIt appears a deal is far from imminent, but the School District is studying buying a church to help alleviate its need for additional space. Continue reading...

Three Northwest Arkansas schools celebrate Diamond status

Subscriber onlyThree Northwest Arkansas schools are among the newest Diamond Schools to Watch based on academic excellence, developmental responsibility to students and social equity. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board extends superintendent's contract

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The School Board completed its first performance evaluation of Superintendent Debbie Jones and extended her contract by one year Monday. Continue reading...

Bentonville high school group promotes girls, leadership

Student tries to shift negativity

Subscriber onlyCENTERTON — “Women of West” might sound to some like a group for feminists, but that’s not exactly what Lizzie Bermudez had in mind when she started the club at Bentonville West High School. Continue reading...

Bentonville schools committee declines to change course credit policy

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A committee of administrators studied and chose not to recommend any changes to the method of determining credits for high school students transferring into the School District, despite one student's claim the method is unfair. Continue reading...

Young team going for robotics glory

It’s first elementary division state finalist to qualify for international competition

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- An unlikely group of students ranging in age from 5-11 formed a team that recently became the first from Arkansas to qualify for an international robotics competition in the elementary school division. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board discusses pay raises

Subscriber onlySchool Board president Travis Riggs proposed giving teachers raises retroactive to the beginning of the school year, but fellow board members questioned the timing. Continue reading...

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Members of the Bentonville School Board met Monday and heard a presentation on the Lead Higher Initi...

Members of the Bentonville School Board met Monday and heard a presentation on the Lead Higher Initiative, a program to help stude...

Published: March 7, 2017

 Travis Riggs, Bentonville School Board president, discusses the School District's request for a mil...

Travis Riggs, Bentonville School Board president, discusses the School District's request for a millage increase Friday as Superi...

Published: February 18, 2017

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eight...

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eighth-grader Spencer Stevens, 14, ...

Published: February 7, 2017

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eight...

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eighth-grader Spencer Stevens, 14, ...

Published: February 6, 2017

Caroline Gschwend displays her certificate presented by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack at his office in Roge...

Caroline Gschwend displays her certificate presented by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack at his office in Rogers. Gschwend won first place f...

Published: December 27, 2016

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