Union Spending Alarming to Rank and File?
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 11:43 am   


Yet again, the teachers unions are among the largest political funders in local and national elections alike from coast to coast.


In addition to early presidential endorsements by both the AFT and NEA, the largest teachers unions in the nation spent a whopping combined total of $32.2 million dollars during in the 2016 election cycle as of the September 30th FEC reporting period. And that number is bound to be even higher when 4th quarter reporting numbers come in.


But that's not even the half of it.


Where do the presidential candidates stand on education?
posted by: Alana | October 28, 2016, 12:17 pm   


We're getting down to the wire and early voting is already in full swing across the nation. There is so much at stake in this presidential race from education reform initiatives to school funding, yet thousands of Americans are still undecided heading into the 2016 elections. It's absolutely imperative that educators make well informed decisions at the voting booth this November.


ASTA is proudly non-partisan, does not endorse candidates, or tell members how to vote. We do, however, urge each and every educator to brush up on the candidates' stances on education at the federal, state, AND local levels before heading to the polls.


A Letter from Fatih Bogrek of the University of Arkansas
posted by: Alana | October 12, 2016, 01:06 pm   


Dear Educator,


Research reveals that teachers constitute the most influential factor on student learning. Arkansas educator, Fatih Bogrek, is currently engaged in a doctoral dissertation study under the direction of the faculty advisor Dr. Ibrahim Duyar (Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Arkansas at Little Rock). The purpose of the study is to examine the determinants and outcomes of teachers’ professional identity and organizational identification. To help gain further insights, we kindly request your participation to this survey which would take no more than 20 minutes.


Teacher Leaders Share Resources with ASTA
posted by: Alana | August 12, 2016, 04:59 pm   


The Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a partner with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) in the Teacher Practice Network (TPN). ASTA joined in the writing of the original grant funded by a generous two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered through WestEd.


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2016!
posted by: Alix | May 02, 2016, 11:24 am   


Dear Teachers,


On behalf of the entire Arkanas State Teachers Association staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize our dedicated members as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week 2016.


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