What is Forward Arkansas?

Forward Arkansas is a partnership of the Arkansas State Board of Education, Walton Family Foundation and Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation that is committed to helping every Arkansas student graduate prepared for success in college and the workplace. To realize this vision, the Forward Arkansas steering committee has developed recommendations aimed at dramatically improving student achievement, closing the achievement gap and making Arkansas a leading state in education.


Our goal

Forward Arkansas’s goal is to make Arkansas a leading state in education and close the achievement gap within a generation. This ambitious goal and recommendations for realizing it were developed by thousands of Arkansans, and thousands of Arkansans are continuing to move us closer to our goal everyday.