ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-054

Date Created : 11/03/2006


Co-op Directors
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other: secondary teachers and counselors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Communications - Julie Thompson, Director
High School Redesign Mini-Summits

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Julie Johnson Thompson

Phone Number:


Commissioner of Education, Dr. Ken James and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will host five mini-summits to introduce the campaign for high school redesign -- Next Step for Arkansas' Future -- around the state. The mini-summits will thoroughly explain the campaign and the research behind it.

Participation by secondary-level educators is strongly encouraged. Invitations will also be made to area business leaders, policy makers, and parents.

Each of the mini-summits will be held from 10 a.m. until noon and will be followed by round-table discussions from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served during the round-table discussions.

Both entry to the mini-summits and the lunches are free. Reservations are required, however, and may be made by e-mailing Julie Johnson Thompson, Director of Communications, at Please indicate the name of each person for whom a reservation is being made.

The schedule for the Next Step for Arkansas' Future mini-summits is as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 29 - Hot Springs
Arlington Hotel
239 Central Avenue

Friday, Dec. 1 - El Dorado
Best Western Kings Inn Conference Center
1920 Junction City Road

Monday, Dec. 4 - Springdale
The Jones Center for Families
922 East Emma

Tuesday, Dec. 5 - Fort Smith
Holiday Inn City Center
700 Rogers Avenue

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Jonesboro
Convocation Center at ASU
217 Olympic Drive


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