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Kids still flock to school during Northwest Arkansas' Spring break

It's spring break, but the classrooms and halls at Bentonville's Elm Tree Elementary School are bustling with activity this week.

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Safari manager to fight allegations in USDA complaint

Leon Wilmoth acknowledges the dead lion was his fault.

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Rogers School District eyes church land

It appears a deal is far from imminent, but the School District is studying buying a church to help alleviate its need for additional space.

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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.

Bentonville School Board extends superintendent's contract

BENTONVILLE -- The School Board completed its first performance evaluation of Superintendent Debbie Jones and extended her contract by one year Monday.

Bentonville high school group promotes girls, leadership

Student tries to shift negativity

CENTERTON — “Women of West” might sound to some like a group for feminists, but that’s not exactly what Lizzie Bermudez had in mind when she started the club at Bentonville West High School.

Bentonville schools committee declines to change course credit policy

BENTONVILLE -- A committee of administrators studied and chose not to recommend any changes to the method of determining credits for high school students transferring into the School District, despite one student's claim the method is unfair.

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Young team going for robotics glory

It’s first elementary division state finalist to qualify for international competition

ROGERS -- An unlikely group of students ranging in age from 5-11 formed a team that recently became the first from Arkansas to qualify for an international robotics competition in the elementary school division.

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Bentonville School Board discusses pay raises

School Board president Travis Riggs proposed giving teachers raises retroactive to the beginning of the school year, but fellow board members questioned the timing.

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Bentonville orchestra earns awards at national competition

Bentonville High School's chamber orchestra finished seventh out of 10 schools at a national competition in New York City during the weekend.

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Members of the Bentonville School Board met Monday and heard a presentation on the Lead Higher Initi...

Members of the Bentonville School Board met Monday and heard a presentation on the Lead Higher Initiative, a program to help stude...

Published: March 7, 2017

 Travis Riggs, Bentonville School Board president, discusses the School District's request for a mil...

Travis Riggs, Bentonville School Board president, discusses the School District's request for a millage increase Friday as Superi...

Published: February 18, 2017

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eight...

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eighth-grader Spencer Stevens, 14, ...

Published: February 7, 2017

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eight...

Blake Matthews (right), a science and technology teacher at Washington Junior High School, and eighth-grader Spencer Stevens, 14, ...

Published: February 6, 2017

Caroline Gschwend displays her certificate presented by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack at his office in Roge...

Caroline Gschwend displays her certificate presented by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack at his office in Rogers. Gschwend won first place f...

Published: December 27, 2016

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