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[16 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 3,365 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 …