Arkansas Department of Education DCTE Goes All-Virtual in Annual “Explore Success” Event

The Nepris online platform will give students across Southwest Arkansas an opportunity to see what their futures may hold

The Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Career and Technical Education, today announced the Explore Success Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance (SADA) Career Day will be available to schools and students across southwest Arkansas through a virtual platform hosted by Nepris.

“Our vision for Explore Success is to help expose all students to careers within their communities,” said Mary Godwin, Secretary and Treasurer with SADA. “It is so important to help schools and industry explore mutually beneficial partnerships that impact Arkansas’s future economy and we’re excited to present the 3rd year of this state and national award-winning event in a virtual conference format.”

The event provides 8th graders with a learning experience in coordination with SADA, the South Central Education Cooperative, DeQueen-Mena Education Cooperative, Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative, Southwest Arkansas Planning and

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Wall BOE Hires String Of Teachers For All-Virtual School

WALL, NJ – The Wall Township School District recently hired several new teachers to help alleviate staffing issues within the district amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight new teachers were recently approved to join the district, with six slated to teach at the all-virtual elementary school and two set to teach at Central Elementary School, according to meeting documents. 19 staffers were also approved leaves of absence due to child care and medical reasons, alongside one resignation.

According to Superintendent Dr. Tracy Handerhan, the eight hires are not the only educators slated to teach the all-virtual school: “The all-virtual teachers are a combination of seasoned teachers, of Wall Township teachers, and new hires,” the superintendent said.

The special meeting held on Sept. 10 also saw three new support staff hires, as well as the hiring of one new substitute teacher at the elementary school level.

“Typically, appointments like this are usually

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