Little Rock Central High School—A Lesson in Little Rock History

Little Rock, a city with a rich history, has seen periods of intense strife. These events have made it one of the most historically and culturally significant cities in American history. From its beginnings as a stop on Hernando de Soto’s exploration to the present day, various events have dotted the city’s growth and development culturally, economically and socially.

Blast from the Past: Self-Directed Learning

With state budgets shrinking, many judicial educators are looking for additional sources of funding to supplement their programs. This Spring 1999 article, Fund-Raising Questions for Judicial Educators by Krista Johns, gives some practice advice on what to know before making an ask or applying for a grant.

Team Life Cycles

Forming, storming, norming, and performing, comprise an influential framework for understanding the life cycle of teams. Judicial branch educators can use this framework to better understand their own teams, as well as to educate judges and court managers about the essential practice of building teams.

Court Staff Benefit from Law and Literature Course

Law and literature courses are common offerings in law schools across the country and are a regular feature in many judge trainings. In these instances, literature is used as a way of understanding the complex issues that are faced in the justice system. This serves a purpose, but there is also benefit in extending the study of literature to judicial staff beyond the bench.

Civics Education for Court Staff

According to The Nation’s Report Card, the official site for results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, high school seniors are falling behind in their understanding of government and civics, scoring less than 50% on national tests. And unless you pursue a career in law, government, or politics, it doesn’t get any better after high school.

The History of Little Rock

Little Rock, capital of Arkansas and site of the 2013 National Association for State Judicial Educators (NASJE) conference, is a city with a rich and colorful past, full of Southern charm and hospitality. Many culturally and historically significant events have happened here, and these occasions have helped shape it into the diverse metropolis that it is today.