The independent private Ann Brown Memorial School in south Fayetteville, which can accomodate up to 20 students aged five to 15, has become the first Sudbury school in Arkansas. Sudbury schools employ democratic decision-making where everyone, including the smallest children, vote on all aspects of school operations.
Children of seasonal migrant workers in Arkansas enrolled in public schools are eligible under a federal migrant education program to receive supplemental instruction and special support services. Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative's newly-hired migrant student specialist is tasked with overseeing the program in districts with migrant student populations.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is engaged in a 10-year-long experiment with more than a thousand children from 17 mostly rural low-income public elementary schools in three states to measure the outcome of immersive arts education. The museum also offers school arts enrichment grant-funded field trips.
Governor Asa Hutchinson is on his eighth computer coding tour since taking office in 2015. Yesterday, the governor stopped at Elkins High School, where he heard from the robotics team and other students taking computer science courses.
The Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter is in the process of establishing a charter school that would cater especially to children who have experienced trauma. We learn more about the effort, which would become the first trauma-informed school in the state, and one of only a handful in the country.