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ForwARd Arkansas and Little Rock School District: Innovation for the Future

ForwARd Arkansas, Little Rock School District and community stakeholders are reimagining Project-Based Learning (PBL) at the middle school level.

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Celia Swanson Senior Consultant
Springdale Reads Brings Together Community To Create A Culture Of Love For Reading

Beginning in 2017, Springdale School District, a ForwARd Arkansas community, has placed an emphasis on creating a culture that fosters a love for reading in the community, in schools and at home.

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Pea Ridge Approach to Personalized Learning Drives Student Outcomes, School Culture

In a shift away from the “one size fits all” approach that has characterized public education in Arkansas for decades, Pea Ridge School District is driving student achievement and school culture.

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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.

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.

A New Vision For Arkansas Education

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.