Forward Arkansas Blog

Welcome to the Forward Arkansas blog, featuring news about our Forward Communities, programs and advocacy efforts, important and timely updates, and opportunities for you to join us in strengthening and improving public education in Arkansas.

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What is ForwARd Arkansas?

ForwARd Arkansas was established in August 2014 as a unique partnership between the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Arkansas State Board of Education. Led by a coalition of stakeholders, extensive research has been conducted...

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Defining High-Quality Pre-K

We know that quality pre-K matters, but what constitutes a high-quality program? Our partners, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, recently mapped out this very topic in a report titled “The ‘Elements’ of Quality Pre-K.” Here are the features that have...

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