Bright Spots

Monitor Elementary School

Through a series of positive, culturally sensitive interactions, Monitor Elementary in Springfield developed a system that reduced the chronic absence rate to 6 percent in the 2014-15 school year.

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Addressing Summer Hunger and Summer Learning in Arkansas

Across Arkansas this summer, young children are eating free meals at schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, churches, bible camps, city parks, libraries and other locations as part of a broad effort to end childhood hunger — and its harmful consequences for children’s health and education.

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Building Literacy in Marvell and Elaine

After six years on the state’s Needs Improvement list, Marvell-Elaine Elementary School became an A designated school. Their solution? Literacy.

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Leading the Way on Dyslexia for Arkansas’s Students

Flippin has found that addressing dyslexia has impacted almost every aspect of their school. Reading levels, attendance, student confidence, and relationships with both students and their parents have all improved. Flippin has become a model and continues to share expertise with other districts around Arkansas.

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