The Learning Blade initiative, supported through a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, is designed to increase student awareness and interest in computer science and STEM careers.
The Academy for Career Educators is scheduled for June 6-9 at the Corporate Training Center of McDonalds on East Mountain Road in Springdale. The event aims to foster better collaboration between high school educators and local businesses.
The Northwest Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Fund (DRF), which is funded by members of the Walton family, is presenting plans for a movie theater and a mixed-use retail building. Both buildings would be built on a 1.44-acre site at the northwest corner of Southwest Fourth and A streets.
According to a February survey of Arkansas business contacts, a little less than 50 percent expect that economic conditions will worsen in 2016 compared with 2015. Three months earlier, only 14 percent of contacts expected economic conditions to worsen in 2016.