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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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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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