Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Stories That Matter

From highlighting Arkansas’ statewide reading campaign to showcasing the state’s computer science initiative, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is proud to share informational and inspirational stories that feature education in Arkansas. Together, we are leading the nation in student-focused education!
Help DESE tell your story by sharing positive story ideas about education in Arkansas! Use the following Google link to let us know what is going on at your school or community: Stay tuned as new stories are posted on this page, and don’t forget to follow ADE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
More stories coming soon!

 "All Means All" PLCs the Only Way to Work, April 6, 2020


For past stories, please visit the Stories That Matter Archive.

For more information, please contact:

Kimberly Mundell, Director of Communications
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-4788


State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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