Education department asks for applications for LEARNS working groups

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The Arkansas Department of Education is seeking applicants for six working groups to develop rules for the LEARNS Act, the recently enacted education reform bill supported by Gov. Sarah Sanders.

A memo from Education Secretary Jacob Oliva asks for stakeholders to complete a form and upload a resume by a March 31, 2023 deadline for consideration.

“The next step is a call to action, and we invite Arkansans statewide to engage with us in the implementation of LEARNS. We are seeking volunteers to become part of working groups to provide ideas, expertise, and feedback to the Department of Education in the development of rules and policies. The work groups will submit recommendations to the ADE secretary for consideration,” the memo said.

The working groups will be organized into six categories by the following topics:

  • School Safety
  • Early Learning
  • Parental Empowerment
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Educator Workforce
  • Career Readiness

For more information or to apply, click here.