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EAST Awards Nearly $100,000 in Upgrade Grants
EAST Awards Nearly $100,000 in Upgrade Grants Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:05 PM

The EAST Initiative, in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Education, has awarded a combined $97,175 in Upgrade Grants to 20 different schools.

Summer 2017 EQ is now available!
Summer 2017 EQ is now available! Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Read about a trio of students from EAST at Hackler Intermediate School in Mountain Home who are working to help those with dyslexia, an EAST Alumna who organizes family support for the U.S. Marine Corps, a facilitator from Star City who is a Digital Innovator -- and much, much more!

Student Training Live for Preview
Student Training Live for Preview Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:27 AM

The Student Training schedule for 2017-2018 is live for preview. Registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 9 a.m.

Summer Seminar Highlights
Summer Seminar Highlights Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Development, networking and fun as EAST facilitators Rock the Capital.

Summer Seminar 2017
Summer Seminar 2017 Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Next week the EAST Initiative will host facilitators from its network of nearly 250 schools spread across four states for a three-day Summer Seminar, which offers professional development, networking and social events.

EAST Awards Six Beyond the Bell Grants
EAST Awards Six Beyond the Bell Grants Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Spring 2017 EQ is here!
Spring 2017 EQ is here! Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Don't miss the new issue of EQ, featuring 2017 Founder's Award winner Buffalo Island Central High School, projects by Harrisburg High School and National Service Project winner Armorel High School, a conversation with virtual reality expert Shauna Heller on VR in education and much more!

Springdale EAST Student Wins National GIS Contest
Springdale EAST Student Wins National GIS Contest Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Chloe Crane, an eighth grader in EAST at George Junior High School in Springdale, has been named the national winner (middle school division) in the ArcGIS Online Map Contest, presented by Esri.

Conference 2018 Blasts Off with Logo Design
Conference 2018 Blasts Off with Logo Design Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Rikki Vaughan and Kaleb Valencia of Sonora Middle School in Springdale submitted the winning design in the competition to the design the logo for EAST Conference 2018, the theme for which is “All Systems Go.”

EAST Honored at Small Business Awards
EAST Honored at Small Business Awards Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:01 AM

The EAST Initiative was honored as the Arkansas Youth Entrepreneurial and Innovation Champion at the 27th annual Arkansas Small Business Awards Luncheon earlier this month.

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