Teachers College

Educational Renewal Zone

The Southwest-A Educational Renewal Zone (ERZ) is a multi-year Pre-K-16 initiative funded by the state of Arkansas to help improve public school performance and student achievement. It is a 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


Southwest-A Educational Renewal Zone
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7820
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Phone: 870-230-5476
Fax: 870-230-5455