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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NSBA Launches Campaign to Promote Public Education

Little Rock, AR – February 19, 2014 – In partnership with its state associations, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has launched, an all-new national campaign to highlight the success of public education. The campaign features advertisements with celebrity advocates and public school graduates to tell their stories of public education.

“Great public schools reflect the will of local communities and the strong governance of local school boards dedicated to advancing student achievement,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas ...

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2014 Arkansas Youth Summit Set for April 3

Little Rock–February 7, 2014–Register to attend the Attorney General’s 2014 Arkansas Youth Summit that will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 3 at the Gina Cox Center in Lonoke. This year’s theme is Take a Stand Against Bullying. The agenda includes programming from the national anti-bullying organization Rachel’s Challenge. The organization honors the memory of Rachel Scott, the first student killed during the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.

A student art contest will be held, with the winner receiving ...

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