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New elementary science standards being developed

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Students at Vandergriff Elementary School pushed aside their desks, got down on the floor and propelled handmade cars on the slick floor as if it was an icy highway. Continue reading...

Fayetteville High School Band Heads To Orlando

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A group of students from Fayetteville High School are on their way to spend Thanksgiving marching down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Continue reading...

Fayetteville School Board Considers Leasing Property For Cell Towers

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The School Board is considering allowing at least cellphone towers at three schools and a football field that could bring in at least $48,000 a year. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Library board considers lean budget for next year

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A proposed budget of $4.06 million to maintain a current level of service, no salary increases and no new personnel was reviewed Monday by the Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees. Continue reading...

Greenland Board Reverses Earlier Decision To Terminate Administrator

Subscriber onlyGREENLAND -- The School Board on Thursday reversed an earlier decision to terminate an administrator and accepted a proposal to allow her to resign and buy out her contract. Continue reading...

Nutrition Class Helps Fayetteville Adult Learners

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Students at the Adult Education Center are getting a bonus class this semester -- learning about nutrition and how to navigate a kitchen and work within a budget. Continue reading...

Nearly One-Third Of Fayetteville Students Will Move To New Schools Next Year

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Nearly one-third of the students in Fayetteville will be switching schools next year as grades are realigned in elementary, middle and junior high schools to accommodate adding ninth grade to the high school. Continue reading...

Common Core Standards Likely To Be Discussed In Next Legislative Session

Subscriber onlyFARMINGTON -- Common Core State Standards likely will be scrutinized in the coming General Assembly, the state's education chief told Northwest Arkansas superintendents. Continue reading...

Greenland School Board Fires Veteran Administrator

Subscriber onlyThe Greenland School Board fired Janice Hardin because of dishonesty and insubordination, ending a 12-year career with the district. Continue reading...

School letter grades expected in late November

Subscriber onlySchools in Northwest Arkansas will receive A to F grades in about a month to tell parents and patrons about a school's performance last year. Continue reading...

Fayetteville High School Renovation Within Budget And On Target For Completion Next Year

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville High School's renovation is projected to finished by August and within budget, the School Board heard Thursday. Continue reading...

2 more Fayetteville officers served suspensions after June event

Subscriber onlyTwo more Fayetteville police officers have served unpaid suspensions as a result of their actions after a Fraternal Order of Police event at the Chancellor Hotel in June. Continue reading...

Fayetteville library board adopts $5.8 million capital improvements program

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed and approved a $5.8 million capital improvement plan Monday that includes basic maintenance needs for the 10-year-old building. Continue reading...

Federal poverty funding drop in Fayetteville changes plans in some schools

Subscriber onlyPrincipals and teachers are revamping plans because some schools are losing federal money for disadvantaged students. Continue reading...

Attorney General's Office Offers Safety Training For Schools

Some districts plan to take advantage of the offer

Subscriber onlyFARMINGTON -- Northwest Arkansas school superintendents said they want to host active threat training for their employees offered by the Arkansas Attorney General's office. Continue reading...

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