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Susan Harriman Executive Director
ForwARd Celebrates Back-to-School

A little less than a month into the school year, students, parents and teachers across the state are getting back into the swing of things. The same is true here at ForwARd Arkansas.

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Schools Partner with Businesses to Prepare Students for the Working World

Schools across Arkansas have taken an innovative approach to education by proactively partnering with businesses to better prepare students for the working world.

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Hundreds Gather for ForwARd Together Conversations Throughout Arkansas

This spring, hundreds of Arkansans gathered for ForwARd Together Conversations to tackle pressing questions related to education in our state.

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A New Vision for Arkansas Education: Progress to Date (2018)

ForwARd Arkansas was launched in 2014 as a public-private partnership established by the Arkansas State Board of Education, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation to increase equity and achieve increases in student achievement and economic prosperity for Arkansas.

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The ForwARd Partnerships at Little Rock School District Toolkit

During the fall of 2017, ForwARd Arkansas and the Little Rock School District partnered together in order to assess the feasibility of implementing a school-community partnership model of learning among the district’s eight middle schools.

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ForwARd Arkansas Action Report 2017

After a year of full operation as a start-up, ForwARd has achieved remarkable progress toward achieving its goals for our state.

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Crafting a Bold Vision for Education in Arkansas

On July 2014, WRF and WFF began a long-term partnership with the Arkansas State Board of Education to dramatically transform Arkansas’s public education system.

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The State of Education in Arkansas Report Summary

ForwARd is committed to working with the rest of Arkansas to change these outcomes in the coming years. And the opportunity is great.

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The State of Education in Arkansas Full Report

ForwARd lays out four major findings about the state of education in Arkansas in a 2015 report.

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A New Vision For Arkansas Education

Our vision is that every Arkansas student will graduate prepared for success in college and the workplace

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