Nominate your Education Champion for the Dr. Dan Award

Do you know an outstanding board member, administrator, teacher, school attorney or community member who you feel is worthy of a state award? If so, acknowledge your appreciation of his or her accomplishments and contributions, and nominate this person for ASBA’s Dr. Daniel L. Pilkinton Award. The “Dr. Dan Award,” which recognizes outstanding service to public education, will be presented Thursday, December 11, during the Awards Luncheon of the 2014 ASBA Annual Conference. The nomination deadline is November 1.

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ASBA Opens Registration for 2014 Annual Conference

Registration is open for the Arkansas School Boards Association 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s theme isStudent Focused Leadership: See Me, Accept Me, Teach Me.” The conference will be held December 10-12 at the Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Click here for conference schedule.

Manny ScottManny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers, is this year’s featured keynote speaker for the general session Thursday, Dec. 11, 8:30-10 ...

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Dr. Tony Thurman Named Ark. Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Thurman - 2013-14Dr. Tony Thurman, Superintendent of the Cabot School District, was recently named the 2015 Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, surprised Dr. Thurman with the award during the September 16 meeting of the Cabot school board.

Selection for the award is based on leadership for learning, communication, professionalism and community involvement. ASBA Executive Director Dr. Tony Prothro said, “Dr. Tony ...

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Schedule Set for Fall Regional Meetings

Every fall, the Arkansas School Boards Association schedules dinner meetings in each of its 14 regions. These meetings enable board members and superintendents to network with their regional colleagues and to hear timely topical information about district governance and upcoming events.

The Fall Regional Meetings will take place Oct. 20-28 this year. Each evening, check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the meetings will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Board members will earn three training hours ...

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Register for New Board Member Institute

The 2014 New Board Member Institute will be held October 14 at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Little Rock. Check-in and networking begin at 8 a.m. and the sessions run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. School board members will earn six hours of training credit for attending. The institute is designed for newly elected school board members, but all are welcome.

ASBA wants to help board members start off strong in serving their schools and students, and ...

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