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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New Report May Have the Answer to Attracting Excellent Teachers


Smart, Skilled, and Striving” – a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) – was just released this week as a means to answer the question, “How do we attract more teachers to the teaching profession?” They claim the solution is to raise the bar.


Arkansas State Teachers Association Partners to Host 2015 Arkansas Curriculum Conference

Little Rock, Arkansas–The Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA), the state’s premier non-union professional association for educators, has entered in to an organizational partnership to co-host the upcoming Arkansas Curriculum Conference (ACC) on November 5-6, 2015 at the Marriott Convention Center in Little Rock. ACC is the Arkansas Department of Education’s (ADE) approved annual professional development curriculum conference for K-12 educators of various subjects. Working alongside the Arkansas Council for Social Studies, Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and a vast group of STEM Centers for Math and Science Education, ASTA will connect with a wide range of educators throughout the state to aid them in fostering professionalism through Arkansas’s only state-wide professional conference that spans all four major disciplines.


ASTA Reacts to Little Rock School District Union Contract

In response to the Little Rock School District’s proposed union contract, The Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA), the state’s largest non-union professional educators’ association issued the following statement: