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Arkansas State Teachers Association Member Wins Teacher of the Year Award
posted by: Pamela | May 13, 2011, 02:49 pm   


Local educator and long-time member of the Arkansas State Teachers Association, Bonnie Baggett, was named both the Lincoln Junior High School and Bentonville Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2011.

 
Backlash Against Teachers Should be Aimed at Unions Themselves
posted by: Pamela | May 06, 2011, 01:16 pm   

AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed as featured on the The Tennessean website:

 

 
Arkansas to Receive $2.1 Billion in Stimulus for Various Programs
posted by: Pamela | May 05, 2011, 04:26 pm   


Congress passed a federal stimulus package to help fund many programs throughout the state. Most other states receiving the same stimulus will spend the money to cover gaps in their yearly operating budgets.

 
Discussing Osama Bin Laden with Students
posted by: Pamela | May 05, 2011, 08:57 am   

>> Originally posted by Jill on the AAE Blog:

I was teaching on September 11, 2001 when the Towers fell. In fact, my student's brother worked at the Twin Towers. (Sidenote: the brother escaped safely from the buildings before it collapsed). It was a long day of teaching. As eighteen and nineteen year-olds, the students wanted to talk about what was happening and it just seemed right to put the current lesson on hold and teach another lesson that day. Considering that we didn't have much information and my iPhone had yet to be invented, there were a lot of questions unanswered.
 
ASTA Celebrates Teachers & Charters This Week
posted by: Pamela | May 02, 2011, 02:47 pm   


This week, May 2-8, 2011, is both National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week. ASTA is pleased to recognize both American educators and charter schools this week and every day. Read Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's statement on the occasion here.

 
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