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Welcome to the Forward Arkansas newsroom, featuring news about our Forward Communities, programs and advocacy efforts, important and timely updates, and opportunities for you to join us in strengthening and improving public education.

Cory Biggs Associate Director
Q&A with Dr. Jim Rollins

I sat down with one of these valued community partners, Dr. Jim Rollins, as he steps down as superintendent of Springdale Public Schools—after nearly 40 years at the helm—to learn more about what has inspired him, what he takes away from his time with the District and what makes him optimistic about the future. 

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Mental Health Resources for Districts, Parents, Students and Community Members

Following the second webinar in a series discussing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we compiled the below resources for districts, parents, students and community members as they address their mental health needs in wake of the public health crisis.

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ESSER Fund Application Guidance and Innovative Solutions

ForwARd has prepared suggested language for your LEA Assurances and Application for CARES Act 2020 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

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Using Data to Understand and Build in Our Current COVID-19 Reality

Historically, pandemics are non-discriminatory, reaching across both racial and economic lines. But COVID-19 is not following suit and is dramatically highlighting the disparities and inequities within our country.

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Community Schools: A Solution During a Pandemic

Community Schools strengthen the collaboration among government, nonprofits and other key agencies to meet challenging needs—pandemic-related or otherwise.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Resources for Districts, Parents and Students

COVID-19 Crisis: Resources for Districts, Parents and Students

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