Politics

State Capitol Week in Review

State Capitol Week in Review

The Senate and House Education Committees have begun work on the next adequacy determination for public schools. Funding levels for this year and next year have already been set, which means that the legislative adequacy study now underway is going to determine school...

State Capitol Week in Review

State Capitol Week in Review

LITTLE ROCK – The Highway Commission voted to begin an effort to put a proposal on next year’s ballot, so that Arkansas voters can decide whether to increase spending on highway and bridge improvements. The vote was 5-to-0. The details will be worked out during future...

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence

The 91st General Assembly passed over 30 pieces of legislation aimed at improving public education in our state. One area of real focus was increasing reading proficiency levels for our students. Currently, Arkansas ranks in the lower third of reading scores compared...