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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Independence County Scholarship Program Helps High School Students Get a Head Start on Higher Education

Austin Simmons, a senior at Cedar Ridge High School, is taking an introductory English class at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB)

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Pre-K a Pillar at Southside School District

By investing in high-quality Pre-K, we make sure students start their academic career on the right foot and stay ahead from the beginning. That’s certainly the belief at Southside School District in Independence County.

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Pea Ridge Superintendent captures the attention of Summit attendees with District’s commitment to personalized learning and a workforce-ready student body

The Office of Innovation for Education and the Arkansas Department of Education hosted the 4th Annual Education Innovation Summit.

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Data and Policy Symposium Recap

Last month, ForwARd Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute for Chief Data Officers partnered to convene a diverse group of more than 100 people at our inaugural Data & Policy Symposium.

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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
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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