Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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At the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, we recognize that we are accountable to the public. If you have a question or suggestion, please call us at 501-682-4475. 

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Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4475


State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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