Brenda Bernet

Washington County Education Reporter
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Fayetteville superintendent lays out plan for raises

Superintendent Matthew Wendt is recommending raising teacher pay by $3,000 and hourly salaries by an average of 3.5 percent, he told School Board members during a work session Thursday.

Springdale administrators discuss new school year

Marcia Smith, one of the assistant superintendents for instruction, asked School Board members Tuesday about situations where they hear the phrase, "Game on."

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VIDEO: Few weeks left to wrap up school construction projects

Students who arrive on the first day of school next month will see new spaces across Benton and Washington counties.

School Board candidates in Bentonville, five other Northwest Arkansas districts to vie for seats

Contested elections for school board positions have emerged in six school districts in Benton and Washington counties.

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Region's employers lead to increases across races

Northwest Arkansas is home to more and more people of different skin colors, ethnic backgrounds and languages, the latest census data show.

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Fayetteville superintendent assistant finishes career

The administrative assistant is one of the first voices parents hear when they call with questions for school superintendents.

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VIDEO: Parents, children build literacy skills in bilingual reading programs in Springdale

Rosalva Juarez sat one morning in the George Elementary School cafeteria with her 5-year-old daughter, turning pages and underlining words with her finger as they listened to a story about salsa dancing read in English and Spanish.

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VIDEO: Florida mobile classroom makes stop in Springdale for art and literacy project

Kathy Lopez, 7, wrote on her piece of cloth she's from Austin and dreams of being a famous singer and dancer.

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Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale School District prepares to add seventh grade

SPRINGDALE -- School officials have a short window to let seventh-graders know they can enroll in the Don Tyson School of Innovation for the coming school year.

Fayetteville schools chief restructuring

FAYETTEVILLE — Changes in the district’s leadership are intended to make the school system more responsive to the needs of students and teachers, Superintendent Matthew Wendt said.

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