An online training program to give public school teachers new tools to help students perform better in school has debuted in the Natural State, Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee announced.

Huckabee, a Republican, helped launch the Arkansas IDEAS program, or Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools, at a news conference Sept. 6 at the state education department. The program is designed to help teachers complete 60 hours of required professional development each year as mandated by the state legislature.

"Over the past several years Arkansas has not just moved ahead, weve thrust forward in educational development," Huckabee said. "Arkansas


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