Member Mention: ASTA Member Puts Grant to Community Use
posted by: Pamela | January 28, 2011, 06:14 pm   

This fall, ASTA awarded Ms. Ann Avey, a sixth grade social studies teacher and ASTA member, a grant to promote the principles of volunteerism for her students at Beebe Middle School.

ASTA to Offer Professional Development Workshop
posted by: Pamela | January 25, 2011, 06:11 pm   

ASTA is pleased to offer a professional development workshop, Differentiated Instruction, a highly-effective and student-centered teaching concept. This program is a two-day conference on Friday March 11th and Saturday March 12th from 9:00am-3:30pm at the Dawson Co-op (711 Clinton St., Suite 201, Arkadelphia).

New Film Highlights Problems in Education
posted by: Pamela | January 25, 2011, 11:36 am   

In the wake of such films as Waiting for "Superman" and The Cartel comes a new documentary series called Kids Aren't Cars. Slated for release in February, the series of mini-documentaries will showcase the negative impact organized labor has had on education.
Stranger Than Fiction: Teachers to Carry Guns?
posted by: Pamela | January 21, 2011, 11:22 am   

In the wake of the tragedy in Arizona and recent school shootings across the country, a debate over guns has started yet again. While commentators struggle to make sense of these horrible massacres, the teachers of these students often come forward to share similar stories of troubled and threatening students in their classrooms. On state senator in Nebraska believes he has found a solution, introducing a bill that would allow school administrators, teachers and security staff to carry concealed handguns in schools.
Arkansas Receives Varied Rankings in Quality Counts
posted by: Pamela | January 13, 2011, 07:19 pm   

Education Week has ranked Arkansas sixth in the nation in education policies, environment and performance, according to state education officials. Arkansas received a grade of 81.4% in the annual “Quality Counts” report, a national report card that tracks policy and performance in six broad categories in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

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