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
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Through their partnership with ForwARd Arkansas, Independence County has become a dynamic center of higher learning and training with unique educational partnerships that begin early in K-12 public schools and advance through partnerships with higher education and business.Read More
The Community Schools approach focuses on identifying the needs in a specific school and connecting students and families to community-based resources and supports that can help remove barriers to learning.Read More
If we want our students to be able to effectively compete in the global market for jobs, we must dramatically improve educational outcomes in our state and consistently make informed and smart decisions on education policy.Read More
Last month, ForwARd Arkansas gathered a diverse group of more than 100 people from higher education, the business community, policymakers, government agencies, local school districts and more at our second annual Data & Policy Symposium.Read More