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AR schools violated accreditation standards

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The State Board of Education says 185 Arkansas schools - 20 percent of the state's schools - violated state accreditation standards during the last school year.

The violations range from providing a late annual report to providing less instruction time than required by law and employing teachers without valid Arkansas licenses.

The board placed 23 of the schools on probation. Three of those schools - Armorel's elementary and high schools and Cutter-Morning Star High School - could face sanctions because they're on probation for a second consecutive year.

The sanctions could range from a letter of reprimand to closing a school. The board said none of the schools face closure.

Assistant Education Commissioner Charity Smith told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette the standards are to ensure equal education statewide.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

 To see your school's standing: http://normessasweb.uark.edu/schoolperformance/

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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