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ForwARd Arkansas
We Ask Stakeholders Across the State About Educational Equity

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.

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Importance of Community-Based Partnerships Highlighted at 2019 ADE Summit

Jamie Rayford, Community Resource Partner in Independence County, discusses the importance of community-based partnerships in developing effective career education.

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ForwARd Arkansas and Little Rock School District: Innovation for the Future

ForwARd Arkansas, Little Rock School District and community stakeholders are reimagining Project-Based Learning (PBL) at the middle school level.

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Celia Swanson Senior Consultant
Springdale Reads Brings Together Community To Create A Culture Of Love For Reading

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.

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Pea Ridge Approach to Personalized Learning Drives Student Outcomes, School Culture

In a shift away from the “one size fits all” approach that has characterized public education in Arkansas for decades, Pea Ridge School District is driving student achievement and school culture.

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Cory Biggs Associate Director
Refundable Tax Credit to Boost Wages, Increase Quality for Arkansas’ Early Childhood Workers

Thank you to the State Senators who supported the Early Childhood Education Workforce Quality Incentive Act during the 2019 legislative session. We are encouraged by the enthusiasm for this idea to be enacted into law in the future.

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