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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading launched Excel by Eight (E8) in partnership with 28 organizations across the state. E8’s goal is to ensure all Arkansas children have equitable access to health care and education that maximizes their full potential.Read More
Crossett and Lee County, two ForwARd Communities, recently received grants to fund after-school programs in their communities. Thurman Green, our policy and community engagement associate, sat down with the grant writers.Read More