Friendship Education Foundation

Arkansas State Board of Education

Lawsuit filed against Arkansas Department of Education challenging the LEARNS Act

BY: - May 8, 2023

A group of Arkansans filed a lawsuit Monday claiming that the state Board of Education took unconstitutional action when it authorized a “transformation contract” between the Marvell-Elaine School District and the Friendship Education Foundation last week. Little Rock attorney Ali Noland filed the lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on behalf of Phillips County residents […]

Ali Noland, Arkansas State Board of Education

Arkansas education board approves first ‘transformation contract’ under LEARNS Act

BY: - May 5, 2023

The Arkansas State Board of Education on Friday approved a first-of-its-kind arrangement to allow a charter school company to run a public school district under threat of closure. The board voted in favor of a recommendation for the Marvell-Elaine District to enter into a “transformation contract” with the Friendship Education Foundation, the first such agreement […]