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PCYS accepting applications for ACT prep program

PCYS accepting applications for ACT prep program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski County Youth Services is accepting applications for a five-Saturday ACT prep program.

Two PCSSD Elementary Schools Rewarded for Performance on State Testing

Two PCSSD Elementary Schools Rewarded for Performance on State Testing

Pulaski County Special School District is excited to report that two of its elementary schools, Baker Elementary School and Joe T Robinson Elementary School, are receiving monetary awards from the State of Arkansas for their performance in 2013 on state testing. Baker Elementary School will receive $18,493 and Robinson Elementary will receive $7,568.

The schools performed in the top 20 percent of the state in overall test performance as well as student growth. Kim Truslow, principal of Robinson Elementary School, said her school has already worked on a plan for the funds that was written by a teacher representative, a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) representative and herself. “Our plan will allow classroom teachers to purchase materials and supplies to support high quality Common Core instruction and will outfit the media center with additional books to support reading achievement and the Accelerated Reader program,” Truslow said.

From tutoring to test prep: UALR grad develops ACT study aid program

From tutoring to test prep: UALR grad develops ACT study aid program

By L. Lamor Williams

By ninth grade, Ramona Elliott’s daughter Tyler had completed all the math credits she needed for graduation and could have easily gone three years without another math lesson, but her mother had other ideas.

“She could’ve gone without math, but we were advised that it’s not a good idea to do that, so I knew she’d need a tutor,” Elliott says.

A busy working mom married to an equally busy dad – former Arkansas Razorback Marcus Elliott – Elliott had no clue how she was going to fit high-level tutoring into their hectic schedules.

She found the answer during dinner one night at a local restaurant when she struck up a conversation with a friendly server who just happened to be a math whiz.

“I don’t remember how the subject came up, but I mentioned that we were looking for a math tutor and he said, ‘I do something like that,’” Elliott recalls.

UAMS programs receive more than $450,000 in grants

UAMS programs receive more than $450,000 in grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center for Dental Education, the planned internal medicine residency program in northwest Arkansas and the physician assistant program were among UAMS programs that received grants totaling more than $450,000 from the Blue & You Foundation and its parent company, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Still time to enroll in Little Rock’s Entrepreneurial Training Course

Still time to enroll in Little Rock’s Entrepreneurial Training Course

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR)  – The deadline is quickly approaching to enroll in the City of Little Rock’s Entrepreneurial Training Course for Spring 2014. Space is very limited for the ten-week class that begins February 3, 2014. Enrollment closes at 5:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014.

“The Entrepreneurial Training Course is for anyone who has ever wanted to start their own business or to turn a hobby or skill into a real job,” said Chauncey Holloman spokesperson for the Little Rock Small Business Development Office. “The City of Little Rock is committed to developing and nurturing entrepreneurs and small business growth.”

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

LITTLE ROCK (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a multidisciplinary clinic to serve Arkansas’ adult sickle cell patients as part of a statewide comprehensive program to address the disease.

The multidisciplinary clinic at UAMS’ Outpatient Center is led by Robin Devan, M.D., a palliative care physician in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Clinic staff will include an advanced practice nurse, a registered nurse and a social worker. Patients will be seen annually and will receive any primary or specialty care they may need.

The program also includes:

Middle East expert to speak on environmental destruction as weapon of war in Iraq

Middle East expert to speak on environmental destruction as weapon of war in Iraq

The Middle Eastern Studies Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a presentation by guest lecturer Dr. Ariel Ahram at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in UALR’s Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Room A.

The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Ahram will present a case study of the Mesopotamian Marshes and examine how deliberate environmental destruction became a weapon of war in Iraq, the effect it had on  the counterinsurgency, and what it could mean for peace in the Middle East.

Ahram is a professor for the Government & International Affairs Program at the School of Public & International Affairs at Virginia Tech University... Read More