ASTA is a state chapter of the Association of American Educators.

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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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Weekly News Round-Up for June 23rd

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds what’s important for our members to know about. This week, we have changes in leadership in NYC and South Carolina, Vermont education spending, and new federal direction in CTE and education department investigations. 

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Taking Care of Yourself: Resources to Help with Teacher Self-Care

More than many other occupations, education is missional in nature. Educators are well aware that how well a child is educated will drive their success later on in life and popular culture often heightens this with movies and books that focus on how a single, passionate educator can “save” a child from the dismal life that awaits them. Schools, too, often suffering from low budgets and lack of staff encourage educators to take on extra duties and go the extra mile. While none of this is bad in and of itself, it creates a situation where educators feel as if they must always do more and try harder, making it easy to lose themselves in the mission.

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Weekly News Round-Up for June 16th

We’re bringing to our members the education news that got our attention again this week. While there are a lot of stories about schools and teachers each week, these are the ones that we think you need to know about. This week, we have apprenticeships, the Broad Prize, testing and pension changes, and Dr. Dre.

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