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State lawmakers on Thursday questioned Secretary of Education Johnny Key on proposed increases in funding for public schools, educating students with expensive special needs and alternative learning environments. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $69.6 million increase in the general revenue budget for the public school fund to $2.32 billion for fiscal 2023, which […]

Arkansas lawmakers will start holding budget hearings Tuesday for state agencies in advance of their Feb. 14 fiscal session, with one potential topic being the next steps for the state’s health insurance plans for public school and state employees. “I think this health insurance has gotten a lot of people wondering,” a Joint Budget Committee […]

October 14, 2021

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Categories: Special needs education

CABOT, Ark. – A special education teacher in Cabot is Arkansas Teacher of the Year 2022. In addition to being a special education teacher at Stagecoach Elementary in Cabot, Jessica Saum is also a mother, military spouse, and advocate for children with special needs and military families. Little did she know that today would be […]

August 30, 2021

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Categories: Special needs education

Compass Academy in Conway, Arkansas is a private, not-for-profit school for children with developmental disabilities or those who have difficulty adjusting to a public school. It offers year-round full-time education for students ages 5+ and participates in the state’s Succeed scholarship program. Like many parents of special needs children, Erica Boucher was frustrated by the […]

EL DORADO, Ark. KTVE / KARD (7/28/21) – The Arkansas Department of Education released new guidelines for schools this fall. “Last year was a challenging school year,” said Kimberly Mundell, director of communications for ADE. “We hope for the best, but we need to prepare as this new Delta variant is making its rounds across […]