Arkansas Future Educators Association (AFEA)
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Great Public Schools for Every Student
Since 1869, the Arkansas Education Association (AEA) has actively promoted public education and advocated for the interests of the educator. Today, AEA’s mission is to provide a great public school for every student, and to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
When you join the Arkansas Education Association, you become a member of more than just the AEA. You also gain access to the National Education Association (NEA) and your local education association. Together, these three organizations combine and create a synergy that allows them to achieve more than an individual or group could accomplish alone. We pride ourselves on our dynamic membership and invite you to join thousands of other Arkansas teachers, Education Support Professionals, retirees and students who want to make a difference in education. AEA and NEA provide you with a full complement of professional tools, career support and attractive benefits—just what you need to excel in your career.
When you become a member of your local association, AEA and NEA, you become a part of millions of teachers and education support professionals who embrace the belief that every student is entitled to a Great Public School. As new members join and our numbers grow, we gain the strength and ability to further improve public education for Arkansas students and those throughout the nation, as well as working conditions for all education professionals.
If you are a public school employee in Arkansas or have an interest in improving public school education, become a member of the Arkansas Education Association. Joining is easy. Simply go to the “join now” link above to either download a membership enrollment form or join online.
Welcome to the new Education Votes
Welcome to the new EdVotes.org! We’re trying to make it easier than ever for you to find the latest news and information on the topics that matter most to you and ensure that you can quickly take action on those very same issues. In addition to our revamped Election 2012 and
Voter Protection pages, we’ve also added new topics to browse under the “Topics” menu, quick links to state local information under our “States” tab and news items that are of interest to our future educators, education support professionals, retired educators and higher education members under the “Educators” tab.
Take a tour of the site and leave a comment below to let us know if you find any bugs!
To quickly take action, check out the red “Take Action” box in the upper right hand corner of every page to find our featured actions for the week, or you can check out the new highlighted actions within our posts that will relate directly to the topic you are reading about.
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Congratulations Arkansas NBCT!
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Education Association and the Arkansas Department of Education congratulates the 312 teachers throughout the state that have attained their national board certification. Arkansas ranks sixth among the 50 states in the number of new National Board Certified Teachers this year. Overall, Arkansas ranks 15th in total number of such teachers. Arkansas now has 2,000 National Board Certified Teachers. The state of Arkansas places a premium on excellence in teaching. Act 1803 of 2003 provides a $5,000 annual bonus, for up to 10 years, to a teacher who becomes nationally certified. In addition, some teachers are eligible for state funding of the application fee for the certification process. Among Arkansas' 239 school districts, Little Rock has the most nationally certified teachers with 188, followed by Rogers with 92, Springdale with 80, Bentonville with 75 and Fort Smith with 68.
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Arkansas Teacher's Report Breakfast Critical in
Arkansas, hunger in the classroom is a bigger problem than elsewhere in
the country with seven out of ten Arkansas teachers (73%) saying they have
students who regularly come to school hungry.
to Hunger In Our Schools,
the new survey released Thursday from Share Our Strength, three out of five K-8
public school teachers say they have students who regularly come to school
hungry because they're not getting enough food at home.
kids are hungry, they have trouble learning. Teachers say hungry kids have
difficulty concentrating, act up more, and suffer from headaches, stomachaches
and lethargy. When kids get the healthy food they need, they feel better, learn
more and grow up stronger. In Arkansas, teachers credit breakfast with:
academic performance (89%)
behavior in the classroom (82%)
is also a major factor, with four out of five teachers telling researchers that
breakfast prevents headaches and stomachaches. Teachers also say that students
who have eaten breakfast are less likely to be tardy or absent (54%). For the
full report go to NoKidHungry.org/Teachers.
No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices reports that only 53.7 percent of
Arkansas children who receive a free or reduced-price lunch currently
participate in the School Breakfast Program. We need to make sure that every
Arkansas child that is eligible for breakfast at school is getting it. If you
want to be an advocate for the No Kid Hungry Breakfast program contact Kathy Webb at (501) 399-9999. The Arkansas
Hunger Relief Alliance is the lead partner of the No Kid Hungry Campaign.
AEA Professional Development
November 8-9, 2012
Begins 8:00 am on March 25, 2013 and ends at 5:00 pm on April 15, 2013. Statewide and Two District Races. If you do not have your six-digit voter ID call the AEA office as soon as possible 1-800-632-0624, ext. 101, 115, or 114
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Use your membership card number.
January 2013 Arkansas Educator
AEA Professional Development Conference
Public School Employee Health Insurance
Nominations for AEA Elections
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over the years!
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