With the Department of Veterans Affairs in a state of turmoil amid the resignation of its former secretary, Arkansas’ two U.S. Senate candidates on Saturday touted their credentials to be advocates for military personnel.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Higher Education Coordinating Board voted Friday to allow Arkansas Tech University in Russellville to offer a doctorate in education and approved a plan for creating an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton called Friday for the destruction of Hamas as a House panel endorsed pro-Israeli resolutions drafted in response to a vote by the U.N. Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry of possible Israeli human rights violations in Gaza.
LITTLE ROCK — Requiring dental and vision coverage under Arkansas’ so-called private option would increase costs by $42.6 million a year, or about $20 per person per month, according to a report presented to a legislative panel Thursday.
Electronic cigarettes, now a $1.5 billion to $2 billion business, have become difficult to ignore. The electronic devices, which might look like cigarettes or cigars or even pipes, come with different battery sizes and burn a variety of vapors that might contain a greater or smaller amount of nicotine and a flavor enhancer, according to a February Southwest Times Record report .
Although we have always supported the hypothetical goal of leaving no students behind, we also have always held that in reality, not all students will make the same progress. Thus we have argued that alternative schools like Fort Smith’s Belle Point secondary school, which enrolls students who do not succeed in traditional schools, should not be judged by the same criteria as traditional schools face.