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9790558 RESOLUTION NO.-9, 7 9 0 A RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION'S "ARKANSAS CRUSADES FOR MATH, SCIENCE AND K -4 ". WHEREAS, the Little Rock Education Commission was formed as a part of the FUTURE- Little Rock process in November of 1994; and, WHEREAS, the Education Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Board of Directors; and, WHEREAS, the Arkansas educational system is producing neither the quantity nor the quality of engineers, mathematicians and scientists required to ensure future economic security; and, WHEREAS, The Arkansas Crusades is a new project being developed over the next five years to improve education through statewide reform in reading, math, science, engineering and technology for students in grades kindergarten through college; and, WHEREAS, the Little Rock Education Commission has researched and given its endorsement to the Arkansas Crusades Program. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE TTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: SECTTON 1. That the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's "Arkansas Crusades for Math, Science and K-4" is hereby endorsed by the Board of Directors. ADOPTED: September 3, 1996 ATTEST: ROBBIE HANCOCK CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: T Al, HOMAS M. CARPENT CITY ATTORNEY APPROVED: ITTEy M