Supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, the first tour in the series "Touring a Time" is the Little Rock Central High School 1957 Crisis. This tour is not comprehensive. It is an introduction into an era. The 1957 crisis was an important test of school desegregation.

These events made Little Rock Central High School hallowed ground in the Civil Rights movement. The Little Rock Central High National Historic Site continues as a functioning campus, while carrying on the story of nine courageous students determined to obtain equality.

To learn more about Little Rock Central High and the Crisis of 1957, please visit the following Web sites: and

Because this is AETN Education Division’s first virtual tour, we thought it would be fun to include on-location pictures with the “Touring a Time” production team.

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April 2014: New! School Leadership Briefing – Audio Journal and PD for Administrators!

03 Apr 2014

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to provide Arkansas’s school leaders with direct access to the latest online version of the School Leadership Briefing - Audio Journal and PD for Administrators via the Arkansas IDEAS portal.


COI – Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction/ English/Language Arts Online PD!

01 Apr 2014

ArkansasIDEAS presents a new online COURSE for literacy specialists.


COI – Bringing Literacy Strategies to Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-Level Teachers/Instructional Strategies Online PD!

01 Apr 2014

ArkansasIDEAS presents a new online COURSE for secondary-level ADE licensed educators.


AASCD – Understanding by Design (UbD) Online RESOURCE!

01 Apr 2014

Allison Zmuda presented four days of Understanding by Design (UbD) sessions during the June and October 2013 AASCD Conferences which are now available as a RESOURCE in the ArkansasIDEAS Portal.


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