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Bentonville School District introduces new logo

The School District has adopted a new logo meant to represent integrity, opportunity and excellence.

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Legislators question Northwest Arkansas Community College's plan for new building

Northwest Arkansas Community College's plan to open a new building likely will be delayed by a semester after legislators raised questions about the project last week, according to a college official.

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Rogers moving forward on elementary school project

Three firms were hired Tuesday to work on the School District's 16th elementary school, expected to open in August 2019.

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Bentonville School Board sets naming-rights structure

BENTONVILLE -- The right to name one of the School District's next new school buildings could be yours for a donation of at least $1 million to the district.

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Renovation project begins as Rogers school grows

ROGERS -- A school known for its different approach to education is going to look quite a bit different when students return in August.

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Rogers teens earn first place at national history competition

ROGERS -- A team of three Rogers teens this week became the first from Northwest Arkansas to earn a first-place prize in the National History Day contest.

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VIDEO: Teens gain higher-ed insight in Northwest Arkansas Community College program

Angel De La Cruz knows he's setting an example for his three younger siblings as he prepares to enter college this fall.

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Heritage High mourns loss of Rogers teacher believed killed in Florida

Dozens of messages and pictures drawn in chalk on the sidewalk outside Heritage High School on Tuesday paid tribute to a teacher believed to have been among three people found dead in a Florida house fire.

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Official explains impacts of new laws on Northwest Arkansas Community College

BENTONVILLE -- The adoption of a productivity-based funding model for state-supported institutions of higher education was by far the most impactful thing to come out of the past legislative session for Northwest Arkansas Community College, according to one college official.

School Board candidates can begin seeking signatures to run in September elections

Those seeking greater influence over their local schools may pursue one of 21 school board seats up for election in Benton and Washington counties this year.

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Deb Kee, director of early childhood for the Bentonville School District, addresses the School Board...

Deb Kee, director of early childhood for the Bentonville School District, addresses the School Board during its meeting Monday.

Published: June 20, 2017

Lance Arbuckle, New Technology High School principal, explains Tuesday the renovation project this s...

Lance Arbuckle, New Technology High School principal, explains Tuesday the renovation project this summer at the Rogers school. Th...

Published: June 19, 2017

State Rep. Jana Della Rosa (right), R-Rogers, presents framed copies of a House of Representatives r...

State Rep. Jana Della Rosa (right), R-Rogers, presents framed copies of a House of Representatives resolution Friday honoring thre...

Published: June 17, 2017

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVE PEROZEK The Bentonville School Board meets on June 5, 2017.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVE PEROZEK The Bentonville School Board meets on June 5, 2017.

Published: June 6, 2017

English teacher Cristina Cox (left) gives seventh-grader Savannah Robinson, 13, some tips on writing...

English teacher Cristina Cox (left) gives seventh-grader Savannah Robinson, 13, some tips on writing an essay during Thursday’s me...

Published: April 10, 2017

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