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Education Secretary Jacob Oliva speaks to group of superintendents

Arkansas Ed secretary raises concerns, requests AP African American coursework

BY: - August 21, 2023

Arkansas Education Secretary Jacob Oliva wrote to leaders of six Arkansas schools on Monday with the most specific concerns yet about the AP African American Studies course. The letter — sent to the handful of schools that plan to continue offering the pilot course — also asks the schools to submit course materials to the […]

Jonesboro High School volleyball coach C.C. Smith

Teachers, students voice support for AP African American Studies course

BY: - February 3, 2023

If C.C. Smith had had access to an African American history class as a kid, the self-described history nut said he “would’ve ate it up.”  Smith said he learned much from his father, “an expert on the Delta” and professor emeritus at Arkansas State University where he was the school’s first African American faculty member. […]