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:

Weekly News Round-Up for August 23rd
posted by: Melissa | August 23, 2019, 10:02 am   

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: suspending suspensions, growing support for teacher pay, angry teachers, and more!

Tips for Self-Care in the New School Year
posted by: Melissa | August 21, 2019, 09:56 am   

Self-care is a touchy topic for educators. We all verbally acknowledge its importance. We know that step one in caring for our students is caring for ourselves. Yet, when push comes to shove and we’re deep in the trenches by September or October, it just doesn’t seem to be that much of a priority. Educators in all settings are encouraged to give of themselves, and there’s just not that much support when it comes to caring for yourself. Soon enough, an educator can realize that they’re running themselves ragged and working to the point of exhaustion.

Little Rock School District Teachers and Staff: We Believe in You
posted by: Melissa | August 09, 2019, 01:51 pm   

Dear Little Rock School District Teachers and Staff,

As the executive director of the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA), I am reaching out to let you know that we believe in you. We believe in your dedication to learning and excellence, your ability to reach the students you serve, and your heart to serve kids in our capital city. Also, we believe in your commitment to professionalism.

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