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  1. Common Core Standards Are Introduced

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    September 1, 2011 by Sue Madison

    With the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, Arkansas has begun the transition toward teaching national mathematics and English curricula known as Common Core State Standards.

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  2. New Criteria for Academic Distress

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    August 25, 2011 by Sue Madison

    Several members of the state Board of Education suggested newer and tougher standards for determining whether an Arkansas school district should be classified as being in academic distress.

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  3. Improvements Coming to State Hospital

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    August 21, 2011 by Sue Madison

    The State Hospital has agreed to a far-reaching improvement plan that will keep federal funding of the facility intact for the next year.

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  4. Arkansas’ Tourism Revenue Sees Small Increase

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    August 6, 2011 by Sue Madison

    Tourism’s contribution to the Arkansas economy increased about 1.4 percent last year, from $5.38 billion to $5.45 billion. The number of visitors to the state actually went down slightly, but their spending was up.

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  5. State Closes Books on 2011 with $94 Million Surplus

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    July 22, 2011 by Sue Madison

    Thanks mainly to very conservative budgeting, Arkansas state government ended its fiscal year on June 30 with a surplus of about $94 million.

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