In late July, ForwARd Arkansas hosted a ForwARd Thinking Dialogue that paired local educators, business and civic leaders from partner communities Independence County and Crossett, providing a forum to explore different approaches and share best practices.Read More
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We can all point to examples of small, rural districts where schools and students are thriving, but we can also agree that many of these districts face long odds due to historic high poverty rates, low enrollment and poor educational outcomes.Read More
ForwARd Arkansas serves as a champion for educational equity, a connector and convener for shared opportunity and a catalyst for innovation. Recently, we asked some of these leaders to share their perspectives on educational equity.Read More
Beginning in 2017, Springdale School District, a ForwARd Arkansas community, has placed an emphasis on creating a culture that fosters a love for reading in the community, in schools and at home.Read More