Southwest-A Education Renewal Zone

The ERZ is a multiyear Pre-K-16 initiative funded by the state of Arkansas to help improve public school performance and student achievement. This collaborative effort between renewal zone partners, including the Arkansas Department of Education's Division of ERZ, institutions of higher education, regional education service cooperatives, other technical assistance provider entities, schools and participating communities. ERZ partnerships across the state are working to:

  • Improve educational management strategies
  • Take advantage of economies of scales concentrating and coordinating resources and technical assistance
  • Maximize the use of distance learning technology to improve the performance of the state's most academically stressed public schools 

Service Cooperatives/Service Providers


Harvey House - 617 North 12th Street
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7820
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Fax: 870-230-5455
Office Hours - 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday