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4 hrs ago | Fayetteville Flyer

Revisiting the new downtown community garden

We stopped by this week to check out the progress and found a variety of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers that are growing nicely in what is one of the first commercially-zoned community gardens in Fayetteville.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Fayetteville, AR, Agriculture, Science

4 hrs ago | The City Wire

Study claims charter schools more cost effective, provide better return on investment

A study released July 22 by the University of Arkansas this week said research showed that charter schools provide a greater return on investment and are more cost effective than traditional public schools.

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6 hrs ago | NWAonline

Foods And Photos

Get a camera, point it at a subject, and snap the photo. But photographers know much more goes into a photo than three simple steps.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, Photography, Arts

11 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas mom shares pain of losing son to synthetic drugs

The number of people arrested for possessing synthetic drugs has skyrocketed in the last five years in Texas, rising from 7,966 in 2009 to 9,645 in 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs

14 hrs ago | The Courier

Clarksville PD promotes officers

Around 80 people attended a Wednesday afternoon ceremony at City Hall where the Clarksville Police Department unveiled its latest promotions.

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Related Topix: Donaldson, AR, Clarksville, AR, Arkansas Tech University, Johnson County, AR

18 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Visiting Africans target of hate crime, UA police say

African community leaders who are at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for a White House-supported summer fellowship told police early Sunday that a man knocked on their door and used racial slurs, a university police official said, and investigators are classifying the verbal assault as a hate crime.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Caller

Organization Strongly Disputes Charter School Study

A rival organization is sharply disputing a recent study from the University of Arkansas's School Choice Demonstration Project purporting to show that charter schools are vastly more efficient at achieving higher test scores.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

LibraryLaw Blog

What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practices

By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas .

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Libraries

NWAonline

UA master's students teach writing project

Antha Johnson held up two brown paper sacks, one labeled "characters" and another labeled "theme."

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Related Topix: Johnson, AR, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, Fayetteville, AR

Business Journal

Study: Charter schools more cost-effective, produce greater ROI than traditional public schools

A new study shows that for every $1,000 invested in students at Arizona charter schools, those students scored 18 points higher in math and reading on the National Assessment of Education Progress test, showing charters are nearly 40 percent more cost-effective than traditional public schools.

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Fayetteville Flyer

Kit Williams to run for re-election as city attorney

The 65-year-old former private attorney and assistant county prosecutor says he still enjoys sitting through long, contentious City Council and Planning Commission meetings after nearly 14 years serving as the city's top legal adviser and six years as a Fayetteville alderman.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR

Printing Impressions

University of Arkansas Phases Out Printing Unit, Affecting 16 Jobs

July 24, 2014 - The University of Arkansas based here is planning to phase out a printing unit on July 1, 2016.

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The Economist

School reform: How to tame a Trojan horse

PETER CLARKE, who used to spot terrorist plots for London's Metropolitan Police, has confirmed that something ugly has been happening in Birmingham, too.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

NWAonline

People & Places

Summers was married to Blanche Swofford Summers for 64 years before her death in 2002.

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Related Topix: Summers, AR, Bentonville, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Arkansas, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Post and Courier

A bigger bang for school bucks

An increasing number of parents who shop around before choosing a school for their children are opting for charter schools because they like the academic environment.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

NWAonline

To shore up enrollment, UA sustains award effort

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is continuing a scholarship effort that it hopes will reverse a freshman enrollment decline that UA's top admissions official attributes to the state's reduced award amounts for lottery scholarships.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Central Baptist College, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Rock Hill Herald

Former Arkansas standout atop Rolex Rankings

The Olympic rankings will dovetail off the Rolex Rankings, with a qualifying period beginning last week and running through July 11, 2016- when the 60 spots on the women's side will be finalized.

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BoardBuzz

Are charter schools really cheaper to run?

This is republished from NSBA's Center for Public Education's The EDifier blog by Jim Hull, Senior Policy Analyst.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Education Etc.

The Heartland Institute

Testing Dangers and Opportunities

For the past 40 years, tests have formed the cornerstone of national education policy.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Newswise

NSF Grant Will Further Research on Models of Self-Assembling Systems

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arkansas computer scientist Matt Patitz will receive a nearly $440,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research in the development of theoretical and computational models of self-assembling systems.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Fayetteville, AR, Biology, Computers

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