reports that State Department of Education officials announced a professional development network that will allow teachers a means of obtaining a state requirement of 60 hours of training per year. The network, named Arkansas IDEAS (Internet-Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools), will provide training in reading, writing, math, and science, and will be offered online. The system will log hours spent, whether or not the teacher logs on from school or the home. In addition, the state is also developing an Arkansas history course for the program. The course will include oral accounts of state WWII veterans...

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