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Arkansas Economics Challenge Winners Announced

By Terra Aquia Who were the winners of the 2021 Arkansas Economics Challenge? Twenty-seven students from seven Arkansas high schools met virtually on April 8th to compete in the Arkansas Economics Challenge.  Winning teams from this competition are eligible to advance to additional stages with other high school students from all over the U.S.  The […]

Our State is Freer Than Yours: How State Constitutions Protect Individual Rights

By Caleb Taylor What are the differences between state and federal constitutional law? How do lawyers use state constitutions to protect their clients? How do state laws differ from those at the federal level in protecting individual rights? Come learn the answers to these questions and more from Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Justin Pearson […]

2021 Reading Groups: Economics, Philosophy, and History

By Caleb Taylor Know a student interested in reading about and discussing new ideas? The application deadline for preferred consideration in our 2021 spring undergraduate student reading groups is right around the corner on Thursday, December 17. ACRE’s three undergraduate student reading group options for the 2021 spring semester are the “We Watch the Watchmen!” […]

Towards Web Transparency at Lower Levels of Government: How are School Districts Reporting Procurement Processes and Outcomes?

By Joyce Ajayi, Mavuto Kalulu, and David Lee Year after year we are seeing more laws and initiatives go into effect to encourage local levels of government in Arkansas to have more online transparency. For example, Act 564 recently mandated all Arkansas counties to publish their annual budget and financial reports online. Why is this important? Local […]

Introducing: Arkansas Social Studies Education Blog

By Terra Aquia Due to the global health crisis, students in Arkansas have had inconsistent learning opportunities since March, 2020. A new focus on Alternative Method Instruction (AMI) allows instructors to continue to teach equitably even when students are unable to regularly attend traditional classroom sessions. AMI materials often consist of learning packets, videos, and […]

REAL Econ For All

By Caleb Taylor Are you a teacher still needing professional development this summer? Are you looking for resources to prepare you for the unique challenges the upcoming school year will bring? The Relevant, Engaging, Activity-Based Learning (REAL) Conference hosted annually by Economics Arkansas is going virtual this year, and bringing together speakers from around Arkansas […]

Student Behavior Improves with More School Options

By Caleb Taylor How do charter school options affect student discipline in traditional public schools in Arkansas? A research paper entitled “The Effects of Charter Schools on Disciplinary Infractions in Traditional Public Schools: Evidence from Arkansas,” by ACRE Policy Analyst Dr. Mavuto Kalulu, ACRE Scholar and UCA Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Thomas Snyder, and […]

ACRE Workshop Alum Debby Mauldin Receives Gold Star Teacher Award

By Caleb Taylor Congratulations to Vilonia High School business teacher Debby Mauldin! Mauldin, a Vilonia High School business teacher and ACRE Professional Development Workshop alumna, received the 2018-2019 W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award on Thursday, October 10. To be considered for the Gold Star Award, a teacher must achieve a 93% pass rate in at […]

Enlightenment and Revolution

By Caleb Taylor Are you a UCA student interested in history, new friends, thoughtful discussions, a free weekly meal, and a $500 scholarship? Then apply now for ACRE’s history reading group, “Enlightenment and Revolution.”  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 2nd. Students in this reading group will spend eight weeks exploring the intellectual, political, […]

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

By Caleb Taylor Are you a UCA student looking for engaging ideas, new friends, thoughtful discussions, a free weekly meal, and a $500 scholarship? Then apply now for ACRE’s law reading group, “Landmark Supreme Court Cases.”  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 2nd. The Supreme Court is a co-equal part of our federal government […]