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Education in Arkansas has long been fraught with sudden changes, controversy, and complicated legal affairs.  Over the course of two centuries, the state has migrated from an array of individual one-room school houses teaching multiple grade levels at a time and private subscription courses, to a standardized and wide-spread network of school districts spanning the state.  In an effort to provide their children with an education, communities and government bodies created standards and laws to protect the physical, mental, and moral safety of the schoolchildren in their charge. These laws and standards have, of course, evolved and grown as times, priorities, and expectations changed. The ASA and its branch archives hold a vast array of historical materials related to educational curriculum, attendance and enumeration, teacher licensing and qualifications, legal matters, school administration and funding. This digital collection does not embody the entirety of the archives' holdings on education-related materials, but is only a relatively small representation of such historical materials within the archives.  For more information, please visit the archives' website at archives.arkansas.gov, call the archives at (501)-682-6900, or email the archives at state.archives@arkansas.gov. 

 
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