We are a partnership of parents, educators, civic leaders and policy makers.

About Us and Our Commitment to Educational Equity

ForwARd Arkansas is a public-private partnership established in 2014 by the Arkansas State Board of Education, the Walton Family Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to increase equity and achieve increases in student achievement and economic prosperity for Arkansas. We serve as a champion for equity, a connector and convener for shared opportunity, and a catalyst for innovation.

Every student should graduate prepared for success in college and the workplace, and this desire for educational equity guides the work of ForwARd. In partnership with parents, educators, philanthropy, government, business leaders and community residents, we advance public policy and accelerate progress by leveraging state, federal and private resources to pilot innovative new approaches that can potentially be replicated statewide.

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