“I join the rest of the Arkansas public school community in mourning the loss of Maxine Nelson,” said Dr. Tony Prothro, ASBA Executive Director. “Ms. Nelson was a lady of character, class and style who had a compassionate mission to serve the students in her ...Full Story →
November 18, 2013–Jonathan Crossley, an English language arts teacher at Palestine Wheatley High School in St. Francis County, was named the 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year today at a surprise notification in Palestine.
Governor Mike Beebe made the announcement during a school assembly.
“The Teacher of the Year selection committee had a tough decision,” said Commissioner of Education Dr. Tom Kimbrell. “Mr. Crossley stood out because of his impressive student achievement scores and innovative, student-led teaching approach.”
In ...Full Story →
November 13, 2013–The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the release of a mobile app providing members and the wider community the full content of the ASBA website. Developed in partnership with US Biz Solutions, a commercial Affiliate, this is ASBA’s first app formatted for smart phones.
The app is designed as a resource ...Full Story →
November 11, 2013–The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has unveiled a new vision statement, elevator speech and guiding principles, important aspects of a unified framework that helps education leaders become better advocates and boosts NSBA’s presence as a leading advocate for public education and school board governance.
The documents were written by NSBA’s Board of Directors to help NSBA members as well as members of the general public advocate ...Full Story →
October 9, 2013–Dr. Kim Wilbanks, Superintendent of the Jonesboro School District, is the 2014 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators surprised Dr. Wilbanks with the award during a meeting of the Jonesboro school board October 8.
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by ARAMARK ...Full Story →