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Schools, students prepare for new year

Subscriber onlyA new school year has begun for some Northwest Arkansas students, while other students and teachers prepare to return to work within the next two weeks. Continue reading...

Law change affects diabetic students

Subscriber onlyA new state law allows diabetic students more freedom to manage their condition on their own at school and to seek care from certain staff members other than nurses. Continue reading...

Bentonville charter school gets new leader

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A longtime educator with a background in classical languages has been named headmaster at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. Continue reading...

Cookie maker crowns former teacher from Bentonville

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Mary Mae Jones already has her name on a school building. Soon her picture and her story will appear on a box of cookies. Continue reading...

Bentonville's Northwest Arkansas Community College delaying life skills program a year

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- An associate degree program Northwest Arkansas Community College is developing for people with cognitive disabilities will not begin this fall as officials planned. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Community College engages its employees to better student-retention rate

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas Community College administrators continue to work on boosting the school's student retention rate and are emphasizing that every employee shares in that responsibility. Continue reading...

Student-run group celebrates first summer classessd in Bentonville

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Pranav Vasan, who will be a freshman this fall at Haas Hall Academy, aims to earn a perfect score someday on the ACT standardized test. He decided it would be worthwhile to get some tips from someone who has done just that. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board heeds call for more teachers

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- An unexpected surge in enrollment convinced the School Board to approve adding five teachers to the payroll for the coming school year. Continue reading...

Walton Foundation plans private school in Bentonville

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The Walton Family Foundation, which has strongly supported public charter schools and improvements to public education in general, announced Thursday it plans to open a private school for middle and high school students. Continue reading...

Techbooks coming to Rogers middle schools

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- School District administrators believe a digital textbook to be used starting this fall will be more appealing to students and less costly overall than traditional textbooks. Continue reading...

Rogers School District buys land for Heritage High School

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Heritage High School's property is poised to grow after the School Board agreed Tuesday to buy 4 acres across the street from the football stadium. Continue reading...

Bentonville official gives preview of second high school sports budget

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The opening of a second high school next year likely will cause the School District's athletic staffing budget to increase by about 40 percent, according to Scott Passmore, athletic director. Continue reading...

Bentonville schools investing in student advocates

Subscriber only Students at high risk of failing or dropping out of school may find support from one of five student advocates approved by the School Board last week. Continue reading...

Attorney: Court's decision doesn't affect Bentonville School District policies

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The School District has no obligation to change any of its policies or implement a policy as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage, according to a letter written last week by Marshall Ney, an attorney for the district. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board member walks out, forcing end of meeting

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A heated exchange between two School Board members at Monday's meeting ended with one of them walking out, leaving the board without the quorum necessary to conduct business remaining on the agenda. Continue reading...

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