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Welcome to the Forward Arkansas newsroom, featuring news about our Forward Communities, programs and advocacy efforts, important and timely updates, and opportunities for you to join us in strengthening and improving public education.

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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Susan Harriman Executive Director
ForwARd Welcomes Four New Board Members

ForwARd Arkansas is proud to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors.

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Susan Harriman Executive Director
Moving ForwARd into 2019

In 2019, we’ll continue to move this agenda forward to support legislation, policies, best practices and innovations that increase access to high-quality Pre-K programs, strength the educator pipeline and elevate student employability as a learning outcome.

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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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