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Arkansas Joining Fight to Diagnose and Treat PANS

Arkansas is one of 16 states whose legislators are working to help families gain access to medical care for a debilitating disorder that can afflict children after a bout of strep throat.

Efforts to Expand Literacy Paying Dividends

Arkansas has made a strong commitment to making sure that children learn to read at an early age, and the federal government has recognized our efforts with a grant of $38 million to improve literacy.

Legislators Work to Close Achievement Gap in Public Schools

Adequately funding public schools is one of the most complex, time-consuming and important duties of the legislature.

College-going Rate Continues to Decline

The Higher Education Coordinating Board heard a disappointing report about the continuing decline in the number of Arkansas high school graduates who go on to college.