APSRC Members in the News

We are excited to announce that eStem Senior Leonard Cooper has won Teen Jeopardy! An outstanding and well-spoken student, Leonard has plans to attend Brown University.  We are certainly proud of his accomplishment.  Congratulations Leonard and eStem! Leonard was one of 15 contestants picked from nearly 10,000 who applied.  Contestants were narrowed down from a pool randomly selected from those who passed a 50-question online test.  The final 15 were picked after auditions consisting of another test, an interview and a mock game. 

De Queen School District
De Queen Elementary School was one of three public schools in the country to receive the 2012 Dispelling the Myth Award for helping low-income students and minority students achieve academic success.  De Queen Elementary Principal Terriann Phillips acccepted the award on Thursday, November 8 at the Education Trust 2012 National Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Lighthouse Academies
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the recipients of nearly $4 million in grants to directly fund charter developers for the planning, program design, and implementation of new charter schools and the sharing of practices and dissemination of information by successful charter schools.  Lighthouse Academies of Tulsa, Inc. was the recipient of one of these grants, receiving $175,000.00 for the first year.  Click here to read the announcement from the U.S. Department of Education.

KIPP Delta
KIPP Delta Public Schools received a monetary award from AT&T through its Aspire program.  The effort was launched in 2008, on behalf on AT&T, in order to graduate more high school students who are college and career ready.  KIPP will use the award to further support its college-preparatory program.  Gov. Mike Beebe attended the ceremony on Thursday, September 20 to announce the donation.  The ceremony also featured a recorded message of support from former President Bill Clinton.



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