Arkansas' Dollarway School District taken over by state

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education has approved a state takeover of the Dollarway School District in Pine Bluff.

The board voted Thursday to take over the district and named Barbara Warren as superintendent. Warren was director of the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative until being named Dollarway superintendent. She is also a previous Pine Bluff School District superintendent.

Dollarway High School had been in academic distress since July 10, 2014.

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