Four Seniors Awarded School Boards Scholarships

scholarshipMay 22, 2014–Little Rock–Four Arkansas high school seniors recently received $650 scholarships from the Arkansas School Boards Association Education Foundation.

The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children of Arkansas school board members and who will attend Arkansas institutions of higher learning in the fall. The awards are based on a student’s academic record and leadership potential. One award was made in each of the four ...

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Stand Up 4 Public Schools Unveils Magic Johnson Ads

April 28, 2014–Little Rock, AR–A new “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” ad featuring legendary basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. has been debuted by the National School Boards Association (NSBA).

Stand Up 4 Public Schools is NSBA’s  public advocacy campaign that celebrates the good things happening in public schools. In the ad, Johnson notes, “Who I am today began with public education,” the campaign tagline.

He also states, “I developed a strong work ethic at home in Lansing, MI. My ...

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Registration Opens for Summer Leadership Institute

April 2, 2014-Little Rock–Get ready for some summer fun! Register today for ASBA’s first Summer Leadership Institute to be held July 10-11, 2014, at Summit Arena (Convention Center) in Hot Springs.


The registration fee is $195 through Friday, June 27, 2014. After June 27, the registration fee is $220. This fee includes the afternoon sessions Thursday, July 10, and the networking breakfast and sessions on Friday, July 11. A separate fee of $60 covers the cost of the Early ...

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AAEA and ASBA Team Up for Annual Joint Conference

Little Rock, AR–March 3, 2014–Once again, the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators and the Arkansas School Boards Association will team up for the annual Joint Leadership Conference May 13, 2014, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

The conference kicks off with executive directors Dr. Richard Abernathy and Dr. Tony Prothro addressing the wins and losses of the 2014 Fiscal Session. Throughout the day, participants will dialogue with educators and policy makers on these important topics:

  • NSLA Funding and Appropriate Expenditures
  • Teacher ...
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Jonesboro Teacher Receives 2013 Milken Educator Award

milken 2Little Rock, AR–February 20, 2014–When Erin Hodges went to work this morning, she had no idea she would go home with a $25,000 check and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the state.

Hodges, a seventh-grade English teacher at Douglas MacArthur Junior High School in Jonesboro, received the 2013 Milken Educator Award at a surprise ceremony at the school. The national award recognizes exceptional ...

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