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 Cursive writing mandatory of Arkansas curriculum
Cursive writing mandatory of Arkansas curriculum
When it comes to written communications, before the advent of smartphones, texting and computers, cursive was the way to go. Examples of cursive writing date back to the time of the Romans, but like Latin, cursive writing appeared to be a dying form of communication. With people typing more rather than writing, cursive has been falling by the wayside. Many schools even stopped teaching children cursive writing, and the Common Core Standards do not include the subject. It is been no different ....

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 Baptist Health School offers variety in the medicine field 
Baptist Health School offers variety in the medicine field
Health Schools Little Rock (BHSLR) offers a great variety of programs. They offer the largest Registered Nursing and the largest Practical Nursing programs in Arkansas. But you may not know about your Allied Health programs in the laboratory, imaging, therapy, surgical technology, or sleep technology. One of your institutional goals is to offer “something for everyone” interested in a healthcare career. Each program, offers educational opportunities in the classroom, clinical experiences,....

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 Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas 
Nursing Careers: Great opportunity to Hispanics in Arkansas
Since 1921, Baptist Health Schools Little Rock has served the needs of residents throughout Arkansas and the region by providing quality clinical-focused health care education in the areas of nursing and allied health. BHSLR is proud to serve the Hispanic population of Central Arkansas with all nine programs. "What sets BHSLR apart from other institutions of higher education is the opportunity for clinical experiences, a dedication to excellence in education and the desire to care for stu....

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  Arkansas Tech receive gift for Mexican students scholarship 

Arkansas Tech receive gift for Mexican students scholarship
Dr. Mildred Diane Gleason, associate professor of history at Arkansas Tech University, made a $67,000 gift to the Arkansas Tech Foundation that will allow the institution to provide scholarship assistance for qualified individuals of Mexican descent. The gift made by Gleason fulfills the final requirement of a $33,000 grant that Arkansas Tech received from the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock in November 2014. The university was required to obtain a matching gift of at least $66,000 in orde....

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 Engaging “ESL Family Night” as integral part of school
Engaging “ESL Family Night” as integral part of school
Teachers and administrators across Arkansas find a way to support students and families with their decision in the upcoming school year. The “Voice of the Razorbacks in Spanish” Telemundo Arkansas and Hola! Arkansas brings you an exclusive interview with ESL/Language Development, Kelly J. Buckley, a National Board Certified Teacher ENL of Fayetteville High School. In addition to informational opportunities for students and their parents, food was provided in generous part by La Huerta Me....

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 Community College Plan benefits Hispanic youth Community College Plan benefits Hispanic youth
A proposal by President Obama to offer free tuition for students attending community college could have a significant impact on Hispanics. More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity, according to U.S. Department of Education data. Hispanics make up a growing share of the nation’s nearly 7 million community college students. There are several possibl....

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 UCA could have state’s first Optometry School    
 UCA could have state’s first Optometry School
The University of Central Arkansas will begin a feasibility study to assess the possibility of opening a new school of optometry on the campus. Tripp Umbach, a healthcare consulting group from Pennsylvania, has been hired to conduct the feasibility study that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the current and projected needs of optometrists in Arkansas and surrounding regions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of developing a school of optometry at UCA. “Staying true to o....

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 U of A students offered culinary sciences training in France
U of A students offered culinary sciences training in France
A new multidisciplinary program developed at the University of Arkansas (U of A) will offer students a unique learning experience in France, a nation known for its culinary expertise. The Experiential Learning in Culinary Sciences program has two options: a full semester during the spring, which is already underway, and a 10-week summer program, which is now accepting student applications. Both programs include an intensive one-week French language course, and three weeks of culinary and food....

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Navy provides great career option for medical students
The schooling needed to become a doctor is extensive and expensive. There are four years of undergraduate studies, four years in a medical school, and then several years of residency, depending on the medical field the student wants to pursue. For doctors who want to pursue a specialized field, a fellowship is also needed, and this can add another one to three years of schooling. The costs for this schooling can quickly add up, which is one reason medical students want to get as much paid ....
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How to get accepted to the college of your choice
With tuitions at an all-time high, the cost of college and the increasingly competitive job market have become major considerations for aspiring college students and their parents. Students are not only focusing on where they can get in, but where they can get the best education that will set them up for a desirable career. A common practice is to only apply to three or four colleges, but you can consider the following as a support for a better choice. Make the most of your college prep -....
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President Obama proposes two free years of Community College
“America’s College Promise,” President Barack Obama’s plan, would give two tuition-free years of community or technical college. "For everybody who's willing to work for it," said Obama, who outlined the plan in Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. The President is unveiling a proposal for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost. This proposal will require everyone to do ....
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Students encouraged to apply for FAFSA early
The 2015 FAFSA season began on January 1st. Whether you are attending college for the first time or continuing your studies. FAFSA is already accepting applications. "The free application for student aid is available, different institutions will have different priority deadlines, here at the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UALR) for example our priority deadline is March 1st so right around the corner," said UALR's Financial Aid Director Tammy Harrison. To apply you will need some spe....
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Poor schools more likely to have inexperienced teachers
Last December the Department of Education unveiled information that shows that in nearly every state of the nation, the schools in greater need tend to have educators with less experience and qualification. As part of the Obama administration's Excellent Educators for All initiative, the Department of Education published "educator equity profiles" for every state and the District of Columbia. The profiles compare the qualifications of educators who teach in low-income, high-minority schoo....
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“Time Out for Tech 2015,” scheduled for February 5
All high school seniors and their families are invited to Time Out for Tech 2015, which will be hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Office of Admissions on Thursday, February 5. The annual preview day provides prospective Arkansas Tech students with a chance to learn more about the academic programs, student housing options and campus life opportunities available on the Russellville campus. “Arkansas Tech has experienced 16 consecutive years of record enrollments and grown to become ....
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My Child/My Student campaign to help student’s academic success
This 2015, one of your goals could be to engage in the education of your children. Positive, productive and ongoing communication is important between a child’s parent and teacher is essential to academic success. Education and community organizations, the State Board of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), have partnered to launch the My Child/My Student campaign. Education Commissioner Tony Wood says the goal of this campaign is to encourage on-going communicatio....
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