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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Moving ForwARd into 2019

In 2019, we’ll continue to move this agenda forward to support legislation, policies, best practices and innovations that increase access to high-quality Pre-K programs, strength the educator pipeline and elevate student employability as a learning outcome.

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Springdale School District’s J.B. Hunt Elementary Wins National Blue Ribbon Award

ForwARd Arkansas would like to congratulate J.B. Hunt Elementary, one of only three schools in Arkansas, on their National Blue Ribbon recognition from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Courtney Lincoln Chief of Staff
Grantmakers in Education Conference Allows Arkansas Leaders to Share their Perspectives on Educational Equity

In October, ForwARd participated in the annual Grantmakers in Education conference which brought together organizations from across the U.S. to refine their perspectives on investing in education.

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Year in Review 2018

The ForwARd team began the year by developing a cohesive plan and related calendar of work centered around our Communities, convenings and partnership building.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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