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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 September 22nd

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, teachers’ unions are striking, a heroic teacher saves her students, and a new study about teacher absenteeism.

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Five Citizen Science Projects to Do With Your Students

In this day and age of crowdsourcing, students have more opportunities to become engaged with authentic scientific experimentation than ever before. Citizen science uses the power of the internet to connect scientists with a vast community of science enthusiasts who conduct experiments and gather data on a massive scale.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

This blog was written by Julie Coiro and originally posted on Edutopia.org on August 29, 2017.


An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to assess its level of accuracy, reliability, and bias. In 2012, my colleagues and I assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, and the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of the students’ responses suggested that:

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