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Asa Arkansas's Governor


Gov. Hutchinson to Hold News Conference to Announce R.I.S.E. Arkansas Initiative

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson, along with Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key, will announce the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas initiative tomorrow. R.I.S.E. Arkansas will focus on building a culture of reading through stakeholder collaboration and provide additional instructional support to current and future teachers. The announcement will be attended by second-grade students from MLK Magnet Elementary School who will each receive a book provided by the Dept. of Education. 

Details are as follows:

WHAT:             Gov. Hutchinson, Dept. of Education to Announce Reading Initiative 

WHEN:            11:30 a.m. | Thursday, January 26, 2017

WHERE:          Governor’s Conference Room
                         Arkansas State Capitol
                         Little Rock, AR 72201

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