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Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "More than 2 years later and nobody knows," Terry Richard explained. Richard is passionate about the fight to stop bullying within the Little Rock School District, which is why he is challenging the school board's plan of action. He said, "There's no measure of really what's going on with bullying."

According to school board president Greg Adams, the district is collecting data of bullying cases for comparison and measurement. Thursday evening the district's bullying committee met to review data and discuss their progress.

WATCH: LRSD tracking bullying in schools (http://on.kthv.com/1jdNAw4)

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

Students to showcase potential cancer treatment in Walmart competition

Students to showcase potential cancer treatment in Walmart competition

Six University of Arkansas at Little Rock students will soon present their business plan to Walmart executives, suppliers, and environmental organizations for a technology that may improve survivability in diagnosed breast cancer patients.

UALR senior and team captain Meri Calderon will be joined by her colleagues, Carlos Sepulveda, Saad Azaam, Jarques Smith, and Kolton Kulis, as well as post-baccalaureate student Max Deaton, during the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge.

The final competition will be held Thursday, April 10, in Bentonville, and provides a way for students to transform their idea for a sustainable product or business solution into reality. The teams are vying for a grand prize of $20,000... Read More

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD is proud to announce winners in the 15th annual EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) National Conference, presented by the Arkansas Department of Education, which concluded today in Hot Springs, Ark., celebrating the work of EAST students from around the country. 

Joe T. Robinson Middle School (winner in Project Sophistication and Innovation Category) was a finalist for the prestigious Timothy R. Stephenson Founder’s Award! Their facilitator is Ms. Jennie Coy.

 

UALR’s study abroad office to offer first ‘Passport Day’ April 8

UALR’s study abroad office to offer first ‘Passport Day’ April 8

The Office of Study Abroad, in partnership with the Department of International Studies, invites students and others interested in traveling abroad to its first-ever “Passport Day” on April 8.

Owen White, a passport acceptance clerk from the main branch of the U.S. Post Office in downtown Little Rock, will be on campus to accept passport applications between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Room 409 of Stabler Hall.

The event is open to all interested persons, and all U.S. citizens will be able to process their passport application that day. Name changes and renewal applications may be completed as well.

Passport applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is preferred at ualr.edu/studyabroad/passportday... Read More

Whole Foods to donate March 3 proceeds for dance festival at UALR

Whole Foods to donate March 3 proceeds for dance festival at UALR

Conference organizers at UALR are encouraging patrons to shop at Whole Foods Market on Monday, March 3.

As part of its “Community Giving Day,” Whole Foods will donate 5 percent of all net sales for the South Conference of the American College Dance Festival, hosted by the UALR Department of Theatre Arts and Dance March 21-24.

The conference, which is being completely funded by donations from community sponsors and registration fees, will provide more than 100 master classes, workshops and seminars taught by visiting faculty and nationally recruited guest artists.

“The more folks go out and make a purchase, the bigger and better the event will be,” said Jay Raphael, chair of the theatre arts and dance department.

The conference will feature four nights of public concerts with original works created by student and faculty choreographers from 30 participating colleges and universities... Read More