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School boards face election date choice

Subscriber onlySchool boards across the state are weighing whether to hold their elections next year in May or November. Continue reading...

Superintendent raises concern about reward cash flow

Subscriber onlyMillions of dollars have flowed into Northwest Arkansas schools over the past four years through the state's School Recognition Program, providing extra money for equipment, supplies and professional development. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas school districts considering attendance zone changes

Subscriber onlyEnrollment growth and the construction of new schools are pushing area school districts to think about attendance boundaries. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board close to adopting pay raise

Subscriber only Raises likely are coming to the School District's employees this year in the form of a 2.25 percent increase to their salary schedules. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board hears plan to finance West stadium project

Subscriber only West High School's stadium would be completed by next fall under a new plan the School District has to finance the project. Continue reading...

Fayetteville board looks for ways to improve schools

Subscriber onlyThe School Board spent much of a retreat meeting Friday identifying potential areas for improvement within the School District. Continue reading...

Fayetteville district looks at test prep course

Subscriber onlyThe School District is exploring the possibility of offering a one-semester elective class at the high school that would prepare students for college entrance exams. Continue reading...

Education bubbles over onto playground at Bentonville school

Subscriber only A common children's toy was the basis of an unusual writing assignment as some fourth-graders at Central Park Elementary School became product reviewers Tuesday. Continue reading...

Rogers athletic director sets high expectation

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Keith Kilgore, the School District's new athletic director, said he wants to change the culture and mindset surrounding the athletic program. Continue reading...

Unopposed board candidate gets no votes in Greenland

Subscriber onlyA Greenland School Board member who ran unopposed for her seat received no votes in Tuesday's election and therefore wasn't re-elected, according to Washington County Clerk Becky Lewallen. Continue reading...

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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

Buses are seen parked Monday outside the Bentonville School District's transportation department on ...

Buses are seen parked Monday outside the Bentonville School District's transportation department on Marquess Drive in Bentonville.

Published: July 4, 2017

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