Johnny Key

Secretary of the Department of Education

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On May 22, 2019 – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Johnny Key as the Secretary of the Department of Education as part of his plan to transform state government. Key currently serves the state as the Commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), soon to be known as the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. He will continue to serve in both capacities.

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ADE Vision

"Every Arkansan is equitably prepared, supported, and inspired to succeed in school, career, community, and life."

What's New?

1/27/2021

ADE launches new K-12 Division of Elementary and Secondary | DESE website

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education: Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to launch a new version of its website.

1/19/2021

ADE Launches Statewide Community Resources | SCR Portal

ADE Launches Statewide Community Resources Portal on ADE Data Center platform.

11/10/2020

ADE launches new web portal for Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities & Transportation | DPSAFT

The Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the release of Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities & Transportation (DPSAFT) new website.

Latest Blog Post

Secretary's Latest Blog Post

Importance of Internships: By Christine Nichols

As a graduate student who has interned for two different organizations, I am a big supporter of internships. While I was an undergrad, I worked part-time in the food service industry to pay bills. As I approached my senior year, I began to wonder how I would transition from a manual labor position to an office job. With no professional experience, I felt that my opportunities would be limited even with a Bachelor’s degree in hand.

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Transformation Savings

Post Transformation., ADE has been able to save $4,274,988.11 in the areas of Digital Transformation (Intranet Apps), Information Systems Development and Human Resources.

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Transformation Savings

Performance Center

Transformation Savings

Check out performances from various programs such as Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.), Higher Education Scholarship, Arkansas Educator Licensure System, and more.

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