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AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHC/SNRC) - The Arkansas History Commission and the Sequoyah National Research Center will be hosting a free half-day symposium on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  The symposium’s theme, The Great War: Researching World War I in Arkansas Archives, will feature presenters, Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield, Roy Boney and Amanda Paige. 

Topics will include Cherokee Code Talkers: World War I and Beyond, American Indians in World War I: Choctaw Case Study, and Letters, Scrapbooks and Discharges: WWI Treasures at the Arkansas History Commission.

Pulaski Tech offers free boating education class

Pulaski Tech offers free boating education class

Pulaski Tech will offer a free Arkansas boating education class on Aug. 12 and Aug. 14. The class will meet from 6-9:30 p.m. both nights at the college's Business and Industry Center, 3303 East Roosevelt Road in Little Rock.

A representative from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will teach the two-part class, which covers the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. A certification test will be given on the second night.

To register, call Emily Martin at 501-907-6670, ext. 2307, or register online at www.pulaskitech.edu/continuing_education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Wood New Education Commissioner, Fills Role of PCSSD Board

Tony Wood New Education Commissioner, Fills Role of PCSSD Board

The State Board of Education approved Tony Wood as the Arkansas Department of Education commissioner last month. Gov. Mike Beebe previously recommended Wood for the position.... Wood, previously the deputy commissioner, replaced Dr. Tom Kimbrell, who accepted the superintendent position at the Bryant School District.

“Tony Wood is clearly a good choice to be our next commissioner of education,” Gov. Beebe said. “He has always put the needs of students first throughout his academic career, and Tony has carried that philosophy statewide while serving Arkansas as deputy commissioner.”

“While transition is never simple, I cannot imagine being more confident in the leadership of the department and the future of education in Arkansas,” SBE Board Chair Brenda Gullett said. “Tony Wood is an exceptional leader and will be an exceptional commissioner.”

Young Makers Camp at The Hub

Young Makers Camp at The Hub

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Young Makers Camp at Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, July 21-25, Kids 8-12 years old. Kids will get an intro to electronics, 3-D printing, laser cutting, programming and coding, and C.A.R.L. Robotics (Central Arkansas Robotics League) ! For more information or to register, jgordon@arhub.org

Laman Library Offers Summer Feeding Program

Laman Library Offers Summer Feeding Program

The William F. Laman Public Library System are partnering with North Little Rock Parks & Recreation to be a location for the departments Summer Food Service Program.  The main Library (2801 Orange Street) and our Argenta Branch (420 Main Street) will be serving Breakfast at 9:00-10:00 and Lunch at 11:00-1:00, Monday thru Friday until August 8. All sites in this program are open sites, no registration required.  All children, 18 and under, are welcome to come and will receive a free meal.

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

North Little Rock School District fills key positions for 2014-2015 school year

North Little Rock School District fills key positions for 2014-2015 school year

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (NLRSD) – The North Little Rock School District Board of Education tonight unanimously approved five new hires to key positions in the district.

New hires include:

·       Randy Rutherford, principal of North Little Rock School District, who recently served as superintendent of Bryant School District

·       Jennifer Brown, director of special services for the district, who recently served as administrator for curriculum and assessment for the Arkansas Department of Education

·       Chris Sierra, principal of Meadow Park Elementary, who recently served as assistant principal at the district’s 10th-grade campus the past two years