Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROI

A first-ever report released July 22 by the University of Arkansas, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment. Continue reading

Patterson Adds Eight New Scholarships at U of A

James Patterson, internationally acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, has created an additional eight teacher-education scholarships at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading

U of A Grad Tells Boozman About STEM Initiative

University of Arkansas graduate Angela Watson of Fayetteville recently visited U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, to discuss STEM education in the College of Education and Health Professions. Continue reading

Maranto Named Editor of Journal of School Choice

Robert Maranto, University of Arkansas professor of education reform, has been named editor of the Journal of School Choice published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, the publisher announced. Continue reading

U of A Doctoral Program Adding Focus on Community Colleges

The College of Education and Health Professions is expanding a University of Arkansas online degree program in adult and lifelong learning based on a successful proposal to the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges. Continue reading

U of A to Sponsor Discussion on Innovative Education Ideas

“Eye to the Future: Education, Youth, and the Economy” will bring state legislators, business leaders, educators from preschool through college, and students together from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at the Global Campus in Rogers Continue reading

Arkansas Teacher Corps Announces Second Cohort of Fellows for Fall 2014

The Arkansas Teacher Corps at the University of Arkansas will introduce the second group of recipients of its fellowships during an event in El Dorado on Thursday, June 5. Continue reading

Online Program Allows West Memphis Grandmother to Earn Bachelor's Degree 40 Years after High School

Melinda Leigh McDaniel wanted to earn her bachelor’s degree, but she did not want to give up her full-time job or miss her grandchildren’s Little League games. A few years ago, she discovered an online program that let her do it all. Continue reading

U of A Student Wins Prestigious Madison Fellowship

A University of Arkansas student has been awarded a prestigious James Madison Fellowship in the amount of $24,000 to help her pay for graduate studies. Continue reading

Education Student's Research Project Published by Vendor

A recent University of Arkansas graduate’s research project about mathematics instruction was published by the vendor that produces a teaching tool used in the research. Continue reading

University of Arkansas Health Experts Selected to Present at SEC Symposium

Matthew Ganio, an assistant professor of exercise science, and Rodolfo Nayga, a professor of agricultural economics, will be among the scheduled presenters for the 2014 SEC Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 21-23 in Atlanta. Continue reading

Award-Winning Author to Headline U of A Multiculturalism Symposium

Award-winning author H. Richard Milner IV will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium scheduled for June 23-24 at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading

University Recreation Amps Up Involvement in National Recreation Association

University Recreation had a strong showing at NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation national conference, which was held April 23-25 in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading

Office for Education Policy Announces Top High School Graduation Rates

The Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas has published the first statewide analysis of high school graduation rates since the implementation of new and improved graduation rate indicators. Continue reading

Kirkland Presents Research at Meeting of Occupational Health Nurses

Tracie Kirkland, University of Arkansas assistant professor of nursing, presented her research on the role of advanced practice registered nurses in pre-diabetes screening at a national meeting of occupational health nurses May 6 in Dallas. Continue reading

Teenswrite Set for July 21-25

Teenswrite, the annual summer writing camp hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project at the University of Arkansas, will take place this year July 21-25 in the Army ROTC Building, 775 W. Maple St. on the U of A campus. Continue reading

Students Tell National Conference about Razor C.O.A.C.H. Program

Three University of Arkansas graduate students presented information about the Razor C.O.A.C.H. program to a national conference in Los Angeles on April 10. Continue reading

U of A Research: Funding Disparity Between District, Public Charter Schools Up by 54.5 Percent

Public charter schools now receive on average $3,509 less per pupil than traditional public schools, according to a new national report released April 30 by the University of Arkansas. Continue reading

Kidswrite Moves to Fayetteville Public Library this Summer

Kidswrite, the annual summer writing camp hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project at the University of Arkansas, will take place this year June 16-27 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Continue reading

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