Dave Perozek

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Major gift announced for Northwest Arkansas Community College project

Subscriber only A donation of $1.5 million represents the first lead gift toward construction of Northwest Arkansas Community College's Washington County Center. Continue reading...

Bentonville band parents wrestle with school split

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Parents associated with the School District's band program are working on how they'll handle the transition from one high school to two. Continue reading...

Scrapped skills program's backers hope another college picks it up

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College's recent decision to scrap a program designed for people with cognitive disabilities stunned those who eagerly had anticipated its launch this fall. Continue reading...

Abrupt halt to Northwest Arkansas college program vexes families

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas Community College's recent decision to scrap a program designed for people with cognitive disabilities stunned those who eagerly had anticipated the program's launch this fall. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board to interview superintendent search firms

Subscriber onlyThe School Board on Thursday began the process of finding its next superintendent by identifying three firms to help with the search. Continue reading...

Northwest region rules ranking of state's high schools

Haas Hall Academy also climbs national list to 116

Subscriber onlyHaas Hall Academy remained the top high school in Arkansas for the fifth straight year and rocketed up the list of the nation's best in the latest rankings of high schools by U.S. News & World Report. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Poore believes he can fix Little Rock schools

Subscriber onlySuperintendent Michael Poore told a gathering of Bentonville School District administrators Tuesday he's excited about the challenge of running the Little Rock district. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Poore says decision to take Little Rock job about challenge, not money

BENTONVILLE — Michael Poore choked up several times Tuesday morning as he explained to staff members his decision to leave his job as the Bentonville School District's superintendent for the same job in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Bentonville board names new schools

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Elementary school No. 11 and middle school No. 5 now have names. Continue reading...

Drastic change seen in school grades

Subscriber onlyMany Northwest Arkansas schools -- like others across the state -- saw their grades tumble in this year's school report cards, a fact officials attribute largely to a change in the tests on which the grades are based. Continue reading...

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