Arkansas

SC3 works with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to improve educational outcomes for around 482,000 K-12 students in over 290 districts and 1100 schools in the state. This state portal contains highlighted project stories, selected state initiatives, state data sources, state coordinating council (SCC) members, projects and services, and news items tailored specifically for Arkansas.

Selected State Initiatives

Common Core Professional Development

This ADE website provides Arkansas teachers professional development resources for ELA/Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Facilitators.

Common Core State Standards

This ADE website provides Arkansas educators with information on the common core state standards.

ESEA Flexibility

This ADE website provides Arkansas educators information on its ESEA flexibility waiver.

School Improvement Grants

This ADE website provides Arkansas districts and schools information on its School Improvement Grant program.

Teacher Excellence and Support System

This ADE website provides Arkansas teachers with information on its new teacher evaluation syytem.

State Coordinating Council

SC3 works with ADE on projects and services defined in cooperation with the SC3 Arkansas SCC. The Council works to identify Arkansas's priorities and changing educational needs. ADE leadership meets regularly with SC3 staff members, partners, and collaborators to maintain the flow of communication and plan technical assistance services.

  • Mr. Johnny Key, Arkansas Department of Education, Commissioner
  • Ms Hope Allen, Arkansas Department of Education, Special Advisor
  • Ms Annette Barnes, Arkansas Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner of Public School Accountability
  • Mr. Kevin Beaumont, Arkansas Department of Education, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Ms Alexandra Boyd, Arkansas Department of Education, Public School Program Coordinator
  • Ms Deborah Coffman, Arkansas Department of Education, Chief of Staff
  • Mr. Thomas Coy, Arkansas Department of Education, Public School Program Manager in Curriculum Support Services
  • Ms Tiah Frazier, Arkansas Department of Education, Public School Program Advisor
  • Ms Kimberly Friedman, Arkansas Department of Education, Communications Director
  • Ms Jennifer Gonzales, Arkansas Department of Education, State Systemic Improvement Plan Coordinator
  • Mr. Rick Green, Arkansas Department of Education, SIG Director
  • Ms Jayne Green, Arkansas Department of Education, Title 1 Director
  • Ms Lisa Haley, Arkansas Department of Education, Public School Program Manager
  • Mr. Elbert Harvey, Arkansas Department of Education, Coordinator of School Improvement/Standards Assurance
  • Ms Sandra Hurst, Arkansas Department of Education, Director of Educator Effectiveness
  • Ms Tricia Kerr, Arkansas Department of Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program Director
  • Ms Lori Lamb, Arkansas Department of Education, Director of Alternative Education Programs
  • Mr. Bobby Lester, Arkansas Department of Education, Director Federal Programs
  • Ms Mary Perry, Arkansas Department of Education, Assistant to Director
  • Dr. Ivy Pfeffer, Arkansas Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner
  • Ms Cheryl Reinhart, Arkansas Department of Education, Director of Educator Licensure
  • Mr. Greg Rogers, Arkansas Department of Education, ADE Assistant Commissioner of Fiscal & Administrative Services
  • Dr. Eric Saunders, Arkansas Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner
  • Dr. Frank Servedio, Arkansas Department of Education, Educator Licensure Special Projects Administrator
  • Ms Stacy Smith, Arkansas Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services
  • Ms Tina Smith, Arkansas Department of Education, ADE Special Advisor
  • Ms LaDonna Spain, Arkansas Department of Education, Program Administrator
  • Mrs. Mary Kathryn Stein, Arkansas Department of Education, Gifted and Talented Unit Leader
  • Ms Sherri Thorne, Arkansas Department of Education, ELA Curriculum Specialist
  • Dr. Richard Wilde, Arkansas Department of Education, Public School Program Manager of School Improvement

Projects & Services

The Services & Projects for Arkansas will be updated soon.

News in Focus

SC3 Projects Update (Dec. 2016) December 15, 2016

Strategic Performance Management in Arkansas

SC3-ADE-CIL Indistar Work Sessions April 21, 2016

SC3 supports Arkansas Department of Education during Center on Innovations in Learning Indistar work sessions!

Peer-to-Peer Learning: A Cross-state Collaboration March 29, 2016

SC3 and collaborators develop peer-to-peer learning opportunities between the Arkansas Department of Education and Georgia Department of Education.

Arkansas Highlighted Project - Quality Preschool Programs July 23, 2015
SC3 Project Update (May 2015) May 29, 2015

Fifth Annual Indistar Summit Update: The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) co-hosted the fifth annual Indistar Summit, sponsored by the Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL) on March 16-18, 2015, in Rogers, Arkansas.

New Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner March 31, 2015

SC3 welcomes Johnny Key as the new Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner.

SC3 Project Update (December 2014) December 03, 2014

Arkansas Indistar System for School Improvement

Arkansas Highlighted Project - Indistar System for School Improvement July 27, 2014