ForwARd Resources

We are a partnership of parents, educators, civic leaders and policy makers.

Learning from Earle: Determining Best Practices for Rural Education Policy

This project was carried out under the direction of Dr. Jay Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics and Director of the Arkansas Policy Project, in collaboration with ForwARd Arkansas and with support from the Rural Community Alliance.

Independence Promise Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources that highlight the step by step process of engaging business and community in educational philanthropy and utilizing the local non-profit infrastructure to advocate at the state level.

IMPACT Education Summit Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for replicating Independence County's IMPACT Education Summit. The summit had approximately 400 attendees included all stakeholders such as educators, parents, students, business leaders, state agencies, local college representatives, etc.

Building Capacity to Move from Co-Existing to Collaborating with Community

Schools across our state define engagement in many different ways. This resource highlights how two schools in Independence County have brokered relationships with their community to move from simply co-existing to collaborating and authentic engagement.

Year in Review 2018

The ForwARd team began the year by developing a cohesive plan and related calendar of work centered around our Communities, convenings and partnership building.

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