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Issues That Matter: The State Of Education In Arkansas

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What are the issues that matter to educators and students in Arkansas? KUAR's Daniel Breen moderated a discussion of Arkansas educators, advocates, and one student in front of an audience at the Dee Brown Library in Little Rock for this Issues That Matter: The State of Education in Arkansas discussion.

This panel discussion was recorded live Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at the Dee Brown Library in Little Rock. Panelists include Central High senior Ricardo Gomez, 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo, UCA Chair and Associate Professor of Education Michael Mills, Education and Policy Director at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Ginny Blankenship, and CEO of eSTEM Public Charter Schools John Bacon.

The discussion covered ways teachers and administrators can ensure equity in discipline and instruction, and how parents and the community can change policy among other topics.

University of Central Arkansas Chair and Associate Professor of Education Michael Mills.
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University of Central Arkansas Chair and Associate Professor of Education Michael Mills.

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo
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2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo.

eSTEM Public Charter Schools John Bacon
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eSTEM Public Charter Schools CEO John Bacon.
Education and Policy Director at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Ginny Blankenship
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Education and Policy Director at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Ginny Blankenship.
Central High senior Ricardo Gomez
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Little Rock Central High School senior Ricardo Gomez.

The next scheduled discussion in the Issues That Matter series will cover the 2020 census and will be recorded live from 6-7 p.m., Thu., Nov. 14, 2019 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Ark.

Issues That Matter is a collaboration between KUAR 89.1, Central Arkansas Library System, and the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County.