transformation contract

COMMENTARY

What emergency? Rushing through education overhaul landed Arkansas in a mess

BY: - June 2, 2023

The state finds itself in a quandary of its own making as the Arkansas Supreme Court considers arguments for and against blocking enforcement of the Sanders administration’s signature education overhaul law. All of this legal wrangling could have been avoided had the Sanders administration not been so hellbent on getting its complicated overhaul of Arkansas’ […]

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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 […]

The Arkansas State Board of Education holds a public meeting in the Marvell High School gym to discuss the future of the Marvell-Elaine School District on April 13, 2023. The 306-student district was on the cusp of being consolidated with another district because of its size and academic problems. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas board of education to consider state’s first ‘transformation contract’

BY: - May 4, 2023

The Arkansas Board of Education has called a special meeting for Friday to consider allowing the Marvell-Elaine School District to enter into a “transformation contract” with the Friendship Education Foundation.  If approved, the contract between the public school district and the charter management company would be the first of its kind under Gov. Sarah Huckabee […]