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.

News in Focus

C3/DESE/ADE Northwest Missouri Equity Lab #9 October 06, 2017

C3 is assisting the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in developing methods to encourage and support local districts and schools in the development of local Educator Equity Plans by creating Equity Labs.

SC3 Support for Arkansas Student-focused Learning System Legislation July 13, 2017

SC3 continues to equip Arkansas Department of Education's staff members with the tools and skills needed to develop policies and practices to implement student-focused education at the local level.

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