There is an urgent need and opportunity to address the current challenges facing Arkansas education.
As we emerge from the height of the COVID pandemic, we believe it is both a critical and opportune time to reassess the state of Arkansas education and establish a shared understanding of where we are now - and how we move forward. In the summer of 2022, with the support of many partners, Forward Arkansas launched a statewide study and engagement process to:
- Assess education progress since 2015, the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and where we are today.
- Identify the greatest opportunities to accelerate progress for all students in the next five years.
- Put forth recommendations to support alignment, collaboration, and collective action around a bold vision and towards ambitious goals.