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Arkansas State Teachers Association Announces Fall 2010 Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners
posted by: Pamela | December 20, 2010, 11:04 am   


The Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) announced its statewide teacher scholarship and classroom grant award winners for fall 2010, with six teachers each receiving up to $500 for various pursuits in education.

 
New Poll: Americans Want to Fire Bad Teachers, Pay Them More
posted by: Pamela | December 16, 2010, 01:10 pm   

According to a new poll released today by the Associated Press and Stanford University, an overwhelming majority believe that it is necessary to fire bad teachers, but in contrast believe that teachers are paid too little.
 
Arkansas Teachers to Receive Christmas Bonus
posted by: Pamela | December 15, 2010, 04:51 pm   



Teachers in about half of Arkansas’ 239 school districts will receive a bonus this holiday season due to a $90 million federal grant.

 
ASTA Offers Scholarship to T-Cubed Conference
posted by: Pamela | December 14, 2010, 06:41 pm   



The Arkansas State Teachers Association is pleased to offer the opportunity for our members to attend the T-Cubed Conference on January 27-29 in Hot Springs free of cost through ASTA’s professional development scholarships.

 
Christian Bible Curriculum Considered for Arkansas Schools
posted by: Pamela | December 13, 2010, 10:35 am   



A proposed education bill will go in front of the Arkansas legislative in January over creating a Bible based curriculum for Arkansas schools. House bill 1032 would not mandate that curriculum be taught, but developed for possible use in schools. Similar legislation is being considered in states like Oklahoma. Senator Denny Altes of Fort Smith is pre-filing the bill requiring the Arkansas Department of Education to create this controversial curriculum.

 
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