Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Legislative Services

The coordinator of governmental affairs is responsible for representing the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) on legislative matters before the Arkansas General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, and staff or officials of state agencies and organizations. The coordinator manages the strategy and advocacy efforts of proposed legislation and provides bill review and analysis. The coordinator attends all education-related committee meetings and provides regular updates to the ADE commissioner, deputy commissioner, and the agency's leadership team. The coordinator ensures that ADE personnel are in attendance at legislative committee meetings as needed. 

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For more information, please contact:

Erin Franks, Coordinator of Governmental Affairs
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-A
Phone: 501-682-4397

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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