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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,758 views]
Week in review (1/23-1/30)

My, but last week was busy here at First Arkansas News.
We’ve had everything from the announcement of the formation of a new adversing group to some big news about Linux to some political wrangling. If you missed out on some of those stories, here’s your chance to play a bit of catch up so you can be on top of the stories that we’ve covered this week.
As our regular visitors probably know, we run these “week in review” posts regularly. Ah, but there’s a better way to make sure you …

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[25 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | 6,100 views]
Online education in Arkansas for free?

What does the Arkansas Virtual Academy mean for Pat Rippetoe of Rogers?
It means her eight-year-old, Seth, can still attend school in spite of snow days and the occasional illness. It means the child’s education can be tailored around his family’s schedule – rather than the other way around – to an extent. It also means the child is held to the same standards as other children attending Arkansas public schools.
Oh, and Rippetoe doesn’t pay a dime to send eight-year-old Seth to Arkansas Virtual Academy, either.
Intrigued? A lot of parents in …