career and technical education

Former Arkansas lawmaker, LEARNS Act co-author appointed to State Board of Education

BY: - July 13, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed former state Rep. Ken Bragg of Sheridan to the Arkansas State Board of Education on Thursday. Bragg, a longtime advocate of school vouchers, replaces former board chair Ouida Newton, whose term expired June 30. In a press conference, Sanders credited Bragg with co-writing her signature education legislation, the LEARNS Act, […]

House panel dismisses bill that opponents argue would undo state’s computer science progress

BY: - March 28, 2023

Lawmakers rejected a bill concerning career and technical education on Tuesday amid concerns that the legislation eliminated a requirement for students to take a computer science course to graduate high school.  Sen. Jim Dotson (R-Bentonville) told the House Education Committee Senate Bill 369 is the result of conversations with constituents regarding workforce education and some […]