Arkansas Learns Summit

sun01oct5:00 pmmon02(oct 2)4:00 pmArkansas Learns Summit426 W. Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas LEARNS Summit, event banner.

Event Details

The Arkansas Learns Summit will gather leaders of private or accredited nonpublic schools in Arkansas to celebrate the passing of The LEARNS Act, which standards for Literacy, Empowerment, Accountability, Readiness, Networking and Safety. This goal of this summit is to provide assistance for school leaders to implement Educational Freedom Accounts with integrity and fidelity.

Presented by EdChoice, in association with Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA), Opportunity Arkansas, Catholic Education Partners (CEP), The Reform Alliance, The Council for American Private Education (CAPE), National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), Yes. Every Kid. Foundation., and CACE.

Registration and Schedule

The event will begin on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 5 in the evening with our first keynote speaker. The event will conclude on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 4 in the afternoon. A more detailed schedule will be provided to individuals following registration.

You may register up to two people per school at the link below. Register by Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

Register Here

Hotel and Venue

The summit will be hosted at the Robinson Center (Hamilton/Porter Room), in downtown Little Rock. You may secure a group rate from the near by Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown at the link below. This rate will be available until Friday, September 22, 2023.

Arkansas LEARNS Summit – Group Rate – Hilton

Event Organizers


EdChoice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to understanding and pursuing a K–12 education system that empowers every family to choose the schooling environment that fits their children’s needs best. The EdChoice mission is to advance educational freedom and choice for all as a pathway to successful lives and a stronger society.

Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association

The mission of the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association, Inc. (ANSAA) is to maintain and enhance the quality of education within our diverse member schools. ANSAA membership allows schools the opportunity to be a part of a cooperative effort to improve education at the state and local levels.

Opportunity Arkansas

Our mission is to renew the Land of Opportunity by simplifying government and solving generational problems for the – next generation.

Catholic Education Partners

Catholic Education Partners (CEP) purpose is to partner with state Catholic conferences, Bishops and other clergy, Catholic school leaders and families, and other stakeholders to advance state policies that allow more families to access Catholic education, while protecting the autonomy and integrity of Catholic schools.

The Reform Alliance

In fulfilling our mission to create a parent and community lead network, The Reform Alliance relies on our Community Engagement Associates to build and maintain relationships with citizens statewide. We believe this grassroots approach is the best way to engage those willing to give of their time and resources to improve the quality of educational opportunities for children throughout Arkansas.

The Council for American Private Education

CAPE’s mission is to preserve and promote educational pluralism so that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children. Founded in 1971 to provide a coherent voice for private education, CAPE is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation within the private school community and with the public sector to improve the quality of education for all of the nation’s children.

National Catholic Educational Association

NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Our membership includes nearly 140,000 educators serving 1.6 million students in Catholic education.

yes. every kid. foundation.

yes. every kid. foundation. promotes a bold vision of transforming education in America with a family-first approach, advocates for families in policy implementation and design, and defends families and innovative education entrepreneurs. We believe every kid is capable, is worthy of respect, and deserves educational opportunities that treat each kid with dignity, foster the free movement of ideas and promote self-actualization.


The Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE) is a vision of the Sid & Carol Verdoorn Foundation, Dordt University, and Christian school thought leaders from around the world. Our reason for being is to walk alongside Christian schools who are committed to teaching from a Biblical perspective. We exist for the sustainability, improvement, innovation, advocacy, and promotion of Christian education at all levels of learning.


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