Study: Philanthropic, Non-Public Funds for Charters Don't Close Revenue Gap

A research team at the University of Arkansas has released a new, first-of-its-kind school funding report stating that, in 15 states, non-public revenue fails to close the gap between spending on traditional public schools and public charter schools. Continue reading

Teens With Disabilities Go to Work Through Arkansas PROMISE Project

About 350 Arkansas teenagers who are enrolled in the PROMISE project started summer jobs in June. Continue reading

Nursing Students Provide Health Information, Services at Greenway Opening

University of Arkansas students in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing volunteered May 2 at the official opening of the Razorback Regional Greenway, providing readings of blood pressure and heart rate to people attending the ceremony in Springdale. Continue reading

Professor Testifies Before Congressional Committee About D.C. Voucher Program

Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas professor of education reform, testified in Washington at a hearing May 14 about the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program. Continue reading

Day Camp for Children with Autism Taking Applications

Camp Connect sponsored by the University of Arkansas is taking applications for children with autism to attend during July. Applications are also being taken for children without autism to serve as peer mentors at the camps. Continue reading

Jury Selection Class Created at OLLI Members’ Request

A jury selection class offered at the University of Arkansas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute taught students the facts behind how jurors are chosen and, more importantly, why they are not. Continue reading

U of A Adds Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration to Nursing Doctorate

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas has added a new concentration to its Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program that will allow nurses to earn family nurse practitioner certification. Continue reading

First Class of Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates Changing Health Care

Four women will cross the stage May 9 to pick up their Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees at the University of Arkansas general commencement exercises. It will be a day of celebration and recognition of their achievement but, possibly of even greater importance, it means better quality of health care for Arkansans. Continue reading

OLLI Class Teaches Older Generation About Social Media

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas is offering a weekly social media class May 27 through June 17 at the Global Campus in Fayetteville. Continue reading

University Recreation Finds Positive Link Between Facility Usage, Grades

Is use of recreational facilities one of the habits of more successful students? Continue reading

Dean's Advisory Council Honors Development Officer

Jamie Banks received an award created by the Dean's Advisory Council of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Banks serves as senior director of development and external relations. Continue reading

National Congress of American Indians Chooses U of A Graduate Student for Fellowship

University of Arkansas student Teresia M. Paul has been named a recipient of a Native Graduate Health Fellowship from the National Congress of American Indians. Paul is pursuing a doctorate in rehabilitation education and research, specializing in behavioral addictions. Continue reading

Rehabilitation Professor Takes Top Honor From National Association

Stephanie Lusk, assistant professor of rehabilitation education and research, received the NCRE Rehabilitation Educator of the Year Award. Continue reading

OLLI Class Teaches Older Generation About Social Media

In today’s world, technology is a major part of life that is nearly impossible to avoid. For older generations, online communication can be a new and foreign concept, making it difficult for some to understand. Continue reading

College of Education and Health Professions Picks Outstanding Alumni

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas will honor three of its alumni at commencement exercises Friday, May 8 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Continue reading

Petty Named Chair of President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

There’s a sense of poetic justice in the turn of events that led Julie Petty from bullied kid to presidential appointee. Continue reading

STEM Education Student Receives Award to Teach in Greece Next Year

Grace Gandy is a student in the four-year childhood education program at the University of Arkansas who has really separated herself from the rest of her classmates. Continue reading

U of A, Arkansas Tech Partner to Offer ESL Graduate Academy at Several Sites

Certified Arkansas teachers may qualify to attend an ESL Graduate Academy this summer funded by the Arkansas Department of Education through which they can earn endorsement in English as a Second Language. Continue reading

Education Policy Graduates Taking University Faculty Roles

The University of Arkansas education policy doctoral program is celebrating the success of several of its first graduates, including three who have been hired in faculty roles at other universities. Continue reading

U of A Sophomore Is State's Only Student Named to Common Core Review Panel

University of Arkansas student Jacob Smith is one of 16 Arkansans named by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Governor's Council on Common Core Review. Continue reading

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