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Who Are We

As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

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Arkansas 91st Legislative Session Update


As of 12/11/2016, 71 bills have been introduced for the 2017 Arkansas Legislative Session. Stay in the know with ASTA! As a professional association serving educators in Arkansas, ASTA works with legislators to convey member opinions, recommendations, and concerns about proposed policy. We believe in working with legislators in a professional manner that builds and sustains positive relationships. We look forward to representing your views in the New Year!


Even Beginners Can Participate in this Week's Hour of Code


This week educators across the nation are participating in the “Hour of Code.” Celebrated annually during Computer Science Week, Hour of Code 2016 is being recognized from the 5th to the 11th December.


DeVos Nominated Secretary of Education


Last week, President Elect Donald Trump had a big announcement to deliver about his education agenda. Four days after meeting with the President-elect, Betsy DeVos, 58, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Who is Betsy DeVos you might ask? A high-profile advocate for school choice, Ms. DeVos is chair of the American Federation for Children, a Washington, D.C.-based organization devoted to expanding school of choice options across the country. She also sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.