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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.

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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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Supporting Childcare and Early Childhood Education—During and After COVID-19

While every part of our economy has struggled, childcare is the lynchpin that allows essential workers to work and deserves even more support than the industry is currently receiving.

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Meeting Basic Student Nutrition Needs When School is Closed

With the announcement this week that Arkansas’s K-12 education system would not reconvene for in-person instruction this school year, school districts now face a variety of longer-term challenges.

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Creating an Equitable Framework for Out-of-School Learning During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

As the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of life continues to unfold, ForwARd Arkansas applauds the efforts of parents, local educators and state officials who stepped up to quickly provide continued education for students despite closed schools.

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Emphasis on Employability Guides Career Pathways at Pea Ridge School District

Preparing our students for success in the workforce can’t be accomplished without first looking to the needs in our own community. Superintendent Rick Neal discusses how Pea Ridge is emphasizing employability in preparing its students for success.

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