LR School Board member Melanie Fox sends along the latest LR School District benchmark test scores, which generally show a rising three-year trajectory. The wide gap between black and white test scores continues, and there's some faltering among Hispanic students, but black scores are generally moving up.
By the way, no, Fox says, in response to an FOI request made to the district by the NAACP, her cheese straw company does not sell goods to the Little Rock School District. And the contract the district has with Alltel, where her husband is a top executive, was entered before she joined the School Board. She has noted her tie to Alltel on an ethics disclosure form.