Forward Arkansas drives bold, equitable change in Arkansas education to transform learning for every student.

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Our organization exists to build statewide conditions to effectively prepare all students for more opportunities and a world beyond school. How? By redefining success, creating connections, accelerating innovation and scaling effective strategies. We empower state and district leaders, as well as educators, with resources, data and support – ultimately to realize our shared vision for Arkansas students.

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How to Expand Broadband Access in Your Community

In the final installment of our three-part series on broadband, we're looking into communities. At the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, we’ve developed this how-to guide to provide practical, actionable recommendations for community leaders and educators to expand broadband access in their own communities.

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My Digital Divide, My School’s Letter Grade, and My Voice

In the second installment of the three-part series, we shift our focus towards our schools and talk to educators about their first-hand experiences with the disruptive force of the digital divide.

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A Data-driven and Local Perspective of the Digital Divide in Arkansas

In this three-part series, ForwARd Arkansas’ Director of Evaluation and Data Quality Dr. Malachi Nichols digs deeper into broadband data from across the state, sharing perspectives and experiences of those on the ground in schools and communities dealing with the realities of these challenges daily.

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