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ASTA Comments for June 29, 2020 SBE Meeting: Ready for Learning implementation
posted by: Tamia | June 29, 2020, 08:20 am   

Dear State Board of Education Members,

I am Michele Linch, Executive Director of the Arkansas State Teachers Association serving thousands of Arkansas educators. First, we are grateful the Division of Education has modeled the process they strongly recommended districts and charters utilize as Ready for Learning (R4L) plans are developed, especially in terms of transparency and engaging stakeholders, including school administrators and teachers. As you can imagine, we have heard from a large number of members from across the state expressing their concerns about the development of their district’s Ready for Learning plan.  The following themes are prevalent across the feedback we’ve received:

 
Thank You, Arkansas Teachers
posted by: Michele | May 04, 2020, 07:28 am   

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8. As a professional association that serves Arkansas teachers, and as parents and educators ourselves, we at the Arkansas State Teachers Association have the utmost confidence in the women and men serving our state’s students. Your professionalism and dedication have shined during these disruptive times. As you work tirelessly to meet the needs of our children and demands of your districts, you also manage the care and learning of your own children and loved ones who need you.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for January 31st
posted by: Melissa | January 31, 2020, 03:54 pm   

 

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: school choice is both celebrated and criticized.

 
Strike FAQ
posted by: Melissa | October 18, 2019, 08:29 am   

Educators in Little Rock School District may be facing a call by their union to participate in a strike or work stoppage. What should an education professional do? What are the options? This is not simply a moral and ethical dilemma, but also a legal one. For example, there are real and potentially severe penalties ranging from fines to job action to an ethics violation allegation being filed.

 
Response to LRSD strike possibilities
posted by: Melissa | October 07, 2019, 12:09 pm   

With the threat of a strike by the Arkansas Education Association’s Little Rock Education Association, Arkansas State Teachers Association issued the following statement:

 
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