Education Advocates Invite Parents and Community Members to SW Arkansas Education Forum
January 1, 1970
Texarkana, AR — Parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and other education advocates will celebrate the success of Southwest Arkansas’ public schools and discuss students’ needs for the future Thursday, November 30th at 5:30 pm at Trice Elementary (4505 Pinson Drive, Texarkana, AR).
Local members of Arkansans for Quality Education and leaders are working together to plan the education forum. Texarkana Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler says it will be an important opportunity for the community to learn specific ways Southwest Arkansas School Districts are improving student achievement, and how they can help to ensure successful strategies are implemented statewide.
“There is wide agreement on a set of practice-proven ways to improve our schools,” Kesler says. “As a community, we must stand together to call on our elected officials to focus on these solutions to ensure a brighter future for our students.”
The public is invited and encouraged to attend, and dinner will be served at the event.
Arkansans for Quality Education formed to push for proven, consensus-based education reform at the Capitol. Its members include the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, Arkansas Education Association, Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas School Boards Association, Arkansas Rural Education Association, Arkansas Citizens First Congress, and Rural Community Alliance.
2017 AEA Representative Assembly
November 4, 2017
November 3 – 4, 2017
The Representative Assembly is where Arkansas Education Association members set policies, priorities and the direction of AEA business.
At the RA delegates from local affiliates propose, debate, and take action on new business items for the Association. They also vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.
The Representative Assembly (RA) consists of delegates representing local affiliates. These delegates are elected by their local association and represent preK-12 Educators, including Education Support Professionals, Student Members, Retired Members, and other segments.
The RA will be held on November 3-4, following the Professional Development Conference.
Reminder! AEA provides PCSSD school buses as shuttle service for PDC participants. To access the shuttle service, you need to park in the Clinton Center parking lot off of Dean Kumpuris Street 30 minutes to an hour before the beginning of your workshop.
You can also park at the Statehouse parking deck (at 2nd and Main St.) or the Robinson parking deck (under the DoubleTree Hotel) for a discounted rate of $6 per day (NO in and out).