We support policy aimed at advancing educational outcomes.

ForwARd works in partnership with the education, philanthropic, government and business community to advance public policy and legislation to achieve these goals, while also striving to accelerate progress by leveraging new and existing state, federal and private resources to pilot innovative new approaches that can potentially be replicated statewide.


In 2015, ForwARd Arkansas identified seven focus areas for its work to increase equity and drive enhanced educational outcomes for all students, detailed in their A New Vision for Arkansas Education report.

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Innovation is key to improving the quality of education in Arkansas communities. In the past two years, four promising areas of innovation for Arkansas schools have emerged from ForwARd’s work throughout the state.

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Access to quality, integrated longitudinal data to track outcomes between pre-K, K-12, postsecondary education/training and workforce participation is essential to inform future planning and resource allocation.

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