Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Cohort 6 of the Professional Learning Communities Project is Announced

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The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the selection of the sixth cohort of Professional Learning Communities at Work® Project.  The first cohort of schools began in 2017.  Within the first five cohorts, fifteen schools and one district have achieved national recognition as a Model PLC School through All Things PLC.   The sixth cohort are as follows:


  • Berryville School District
  • Cabot Freshman Academy, Cabot School District
  • Carlisle School District
  • Chicot Elementary School, Little Rock School District
  • Fairview Elementary School, Texarkana School District
  • Greenwood High School and Freshman Center, Greenwood School District
  • Hamburg Middle School, Hamburg School District
  • Hot Springs World Class High School, Hot Springs School District
  • Lakeside Junior High School, Springdale School District
  • Marion Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School, Marion School District
  • Marked Tree School District
  • Mountainburg Public Schools 
  • Oakland Heights Elementary School, Russellville School District
  • Sonora Middle School, Springdale School District
  • Smackover-Norphlet School District


To learn more about the project please visit the Professional Learning Communities in Arkansas link on the DESE website.


To view and share the journeys of cohorts of schools, please use the Twitter hashtag #PLC4AR. 

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