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Griffin Announces Details of Common Core Review Hearings and Listening Tour

April 14, 2015

Adds four more listening tour dates to hear from even more Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced details of the nine listening tour stops and five Little Rock hearings for the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review and released the following statement:

“We are proud to announce that we have added four additional stops to the statewide listening tour. Over eight short weeks, we will travel to nine cities and spend approximately sixty hours listening on and learning about this important issue. The council members are excited and looking forward to hearing a variety of perspectives regarding Common Core, testing and data privacy,” Griffin said.

The council has scheduled approximately forty hours of hearings and twenty hours of listening tour events. Panelists for the Little Rock hearings will be announced prior to the hearings. 

Little Rock Hearings:

Thursday, April 23

8:00AM – 4:30PM

Arkansas State Capitol

Old Supreme Court

500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Wednesday, April 29

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Bureau of Legislative Research, Room 151

One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Wednesday, May 6

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Arkansas State Capitol

Old Supreme Court

500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Wednesday, May 13

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Arkansas State Capitol

Old Supreme Court

500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Wednesday, May 20

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Arkansas State Capitol

Old Supreme Court

500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Listening Tour Dates:

Thursday, April 23 – Little Rock

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Pulaski Technical College Little Rock-South

Transportation Technology Center, The Community Room

13000 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72210

 

Thursday, April 30 – El Dorado

5:00PM – 7:00PM

El Dorado Conference Center

SouthArk Community College

300 S West Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730

 

Tuesday, May 5 – Texarkana

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Four States Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building

E 50th St, Texarkana, AR 71854

 

Thursday, May 14 – Bentonville

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Bentonville Public Library

Walmart Community Room

405 S Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

 

Tuesday, May 19 – Jonesboro

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Arkansas State University

Cooper Alumni Center

2600 Alumni Blvd, Jonesboro, AR 72401

 

Tuesday, May 26 – Hot Springs

5:00PM – 7:00PM

National Park Community College

Fred Dierks Building, Eisele Auditorium

101 College Dr, Hot Springs, AR 71913

 

Tuesday, June 9 – Batesville

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Lyon College

Edwards Commons, Maxfield Room

2300 Highland Rd, Batesville, AR 72503

 

Tuesday, June 16 – Pine Bluff

5:00PM – 7:00PM

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

L.A. Davis, Sr. Student Union

1200 University Dr, Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

Thursday, June 18 – Fort Smith

5:00PM – 7:00PM

The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown

101 North 2nd St, Fort Smith, AR 72904

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

 

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