Pea Ridge Schools Now a ForwARd Arkansas District
Pea Ridge School District once again recognized as one of the best districts in the state of Arkansas. Today, the District was visited by ForwARd Arkansas Representatives, Cory Biggs and Dr. Kenneth W. Jones. Pea Ridge Schools, along with four other districts in the state of Arkansas, have been recognized to help expand access to quality pre-K and reach ForwARd’s goal of significantly improving student achievement in Arkansas.
Beginning this school year, the communities will work to develop individualized plans for the implementation of recommendations as laid out in A New Vision for Arkansas Education. They will receive support from ForwARd and the Arkansas Department of Education. Throughout the process, ForwARd will continue to engage with other communities, education advocates and policymakers across the state. It will utilize these partnerships, implementation plans and lessons learned when adding to the list of ForwARd Communities in the future.
About ForwARd Arkansas:
ForwARd Arkansas is a partnership of education, business, government and community leaders committed to improving public education in Arkansas. This partnership has conducted extensive research and continues to encourage statewide discussion and bold action to strengthen public education. ForwARd was established through a partnership between the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education. For more information, visit forwardarkansas.org.
Here are a few excerpts from today's event.
Pea Ridge Schools Report to the Public