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[15 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,512 views]
Seminary says more women entering ministry

Glen Mollette said times are changing – the clergy has been a male dominated group for most of our American history, but the number of women who “hear the call” and become ministers is on the rise.
Mollette, of Newburgh Theological Seminary of Newburgh, Ind., said his institution is holding its commencement on June 1. In all, 36 percent of those graduates are women, a news release states.
“Women across the country in many Protestant circles are stepping up to the pulpits,” Mollette said in the news release. “Methodists, Presbyterians, Assembly of …

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[16 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 3,356 views]
New program to assist at-risk students in northwest Arkansas high schools

A new Northwest Arkansas Career and College Coaches Program will start as a pilot project in Benton and Washington counties next year.
The program based at the University of Arkansas is modeled after Gov. Mike Beebe’s “Arkansas Works” program, a news release from the UA states.
The new program will place 15 career coaches in 17 Northwest Arkansas high schools. It is organized and funded through a partnership between the Walton Family Foundation, the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions, the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Educational Excellence Work Group and …

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[6 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,495 views]
Arkansas students scoring well on standardized tests

Arkansas students showed their smarts last school year as they scored well on various state-required standardized test scores given throughout the 2009-2010 school year.
Test scores become available throughout the summer, with the latest becoming available from the Arkansas Department of Education this week.
The end-of-course exam results were announced Tuesday and the benchmark exam results were announced in June. EOC exams are given to students at the end of their courses in algebra I, geometry and biology. Students also take an EOC exam at the end of their 11th-grade literacy class.
This …

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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,130 views]
Walmart Learning on the Job Counts for Education

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Walmart employees learn on the job and their work and life experience can help them earn college credit.
Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart announced Thursday that employees can count their work experience to earn up to 45 percent of college credit toward an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree.
That is through a partnership with American Public University in West Virginia. Walmart employees take specific courses online, such as organizational management or marketing, and get a 15 percent reduction in tuition, said Deisha Galberth, Walmart spokeswoman.
“With that, it brings the cost down …