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7/10: An Unmagic Magic Number for Arkansas

7/10: An Unmagic Magic Number for Arkansas

— Did you know that:   Seven out of 10 Arkansas students cannot read on grade level by the end of third grade? Seven out of 10 Arkansas four-year-olds are not enrolled in a Pre-K program? Seven out of 10 inmates in Arkansas state prisons do not have a high school...
Key Highlights from the Every Student Succeeds Act Arkansas State Plan

Key Highlights from the Every Student Succeeds Act Arkansas State Plan

— (Photo Credit: https://www.arkansasessa.org)   If you have not already, we’d like to encourage each of our valuable education stakeholders to take the time to review the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, available here. Within, we’re happy to...
On-the-Ground Progress from our ForwARd Communities

On-the-Ground Progress from our ForwARd Communities

— Update from Fletcher Education Solutions: The mission of our company, Fletcher Education Solutions, is to help communities, organizations and academic institutions inspire and motivate the people they serve. Graduates of a rural high school, our work in both Crossett...
What is Forward Arkansas?

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...
Defining High-Quality Pre-K

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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