EAST Initiative expands into 14 new schools
Posted on May 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM
The EAST Initiative is pleased to announce 14 new schools in Arkansas that will implement the EAST program in the 2014 – 2015 school year, primarily funded by grants through the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).
ARK Challenge returning to northwest Arkansas
Posted on May 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Apply now for The ARK Challenge, a 14-week mentorship-driven business accelerator program for technology startups to be held in Fayetteville, Ark. Deadline to apply is May 12.
2014 EAST Beyond the Bell Grant Opportunities Available
Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM
The EAST Initiative, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, is pleased to offer an EAST Beyond the Bell Grant opportunity to all EAST programs in good standing. Funding is available up to $10,000 for projects to be completed during non-school hours in the Summer and/or Fall of 2014!
LaunchPad Startup Competition May 3 in Conway
Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:53 AM
A LaunchPad Startup Pitch Competition is set for Saturday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn on Amity Road in Conway. Competitors have three minutes to pitch their idea to judges, followed by a Q&A in front of a live audience for a chance at the $15,000 cash prize and $7,500 in services for the winning concept.
Nettleton EAST students design billboards
Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 3:55 PM
EAST students at Nettleton Junior High and High Schools are improving their graphic design skills and serving their school district by creating billboards to promote the Nettleton School District in northeast Arkansas.
EAST Blog: An Arkansas Idea Worth Spreading
Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM
The University of Arkansas' Office of Education Policy featured the EAST model in a recent policy brief. EAST Initiative President and CEO Matt Dozier shares a post from the OEP highlighting the brief on the EAST blog.
Malvern High School EAST awarded Blue & You Grant
Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM
EAST students at Malvern High School awarded a $1,000 Blue & You Grant to offer a healthy and smart shopping class for low-income families in partnership with their local Wal-Mart.
EAST featured in OEP Policy Brief
Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:09 AM
The University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy (OEP) published a policy brief to describe the EAST model and provide spotlights on schools using the model in exemplary ways.
EAST awarded AUTIS grant
Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM
The EAST Initiative is pleased to announce receipt of a $1,000 grant from the Arkansas Users of Telecommunications and Information Systems (AUTIS) for the second consecutive year.