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Brenda Bernet

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Career, technical education back at head of the class

High school students will have a growing number of options for gaining skills and earning workforce certifications over the next three years.

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New positions in Fayetteville part of focus on learning system

FAYETTEVILLE -- The search has begun for two executive directors to focus on curriculum and principal evaluations for the School District.

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Northwest Arkansas 22nd fastest growing metro area in U.S., according to Census

Northwest Arkansas was the 22nd fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country last year, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Fencing varies among school playgrounds in Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteville School District plans to upgrade fences at all elementary schools over the next few weeks, starting with Vandergriff Elementary School.

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Vandergriff families remember Fayetteville first-grader

Adron Benton loved bubbles and balloons. His favorite color was blue.

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Fayetteville School District response continues following Vandergriff tragedy

School District officials are auditing all campuses to determine where additional fencing is needed following last week's death of a first-grader, the superintendent said Tuesday.

School Board OKs purchase of Springdale building for TV program

The School Board on Tuesday voted to move forward with buying a building owned by one of its members for $770,000.

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Vandergriff employees on leave following student death

FAYETTEVILLE -- Five Vandergriff Elementary staff members are on paid leave pending the outcome of the school district's investigation of the recent death of a 6-year-old pupil, school district spokesman Alan Wilbourn said.

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Three Northwest Arkansas schools celebrate Diamond status

Three Northwest Arkansas schools are among the newest Diamond Schools to Watch based on academic excellence, developmental responsibility to students and social equity.

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