ATTENTION VENDORS: Vendor setup is at Lakeside High School AV center/Cafeteria on Sunday, July 11th from 3:00-5:00 & Monday @ 7:00 AM. There will be a Continental Breakfast @ 8:00 in the vendor area on the 12th, 13th, and 14th.
19 days ago, Dale Query
Reminder: Vendor Registration Forms close July 10th. Click the link below to sign up: https://www.arkansasruraled.com/page/summer-online-vendor-conference-registration
29 days ago, Dennis Copeland
Reminder: The Summer Conference is coming up soon, don't forget to register. https://www.arkansasruraled.com/page/summer-online-member-conference-registration
29 days ago, Dennis Copeland
We're excited to share the agenda for our summer conference! Click on this link to view the agenda: https://5il.co/tosd
about 2 months ago, Dale Query
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Reminder: The Summer Conference is coming up soon, don't forget to register. https://www.arkansasruraled.com/page/summer-online-member-conference-registration
2 months ago, Dennis Copeland
The AREA North Teacher of the Year Sandra Allen, from Jasper School District received her certificate from Executive Director Dale Query at the May 17th Jasper School Board meeting. Congratulations!!!
2 months ago, Dennis Copeland
Sandra Allen receiving her award
The AREA South Teacher of the Year Tracy Lewis, from Ozark High School received her certificate from Assistant Director Dennis Copeland at the May 17th Ozark School Board meeting. Congratulations!!!
2 months ago, Dennis Copeland
Tracy Lewis received her award.
Invoices for Summer Conference and FY 22 Membership will be sent shortly.
2 months ago, Dennis Copeland
The AREA Scholarship Committees met on Friday, April 16th and selected the following winners: Employee Child: North Winner -Ashlyn Mullins ( White County Central High School) South Winner- Calie Gray (Taylor High School) Graduating Senior: North Winner- Frances Chen (Valley View High School) South Winner- Kylee Lyons (Bradley High School) Vocational: North Winner- Katee Johnson (Mountainburg High School) South Winner- Mario Vargas (Hermitage High School) Para-Professional: North Winner -Sheila Brewer (Lincoln School District) South Winner-Patricia Grizzard (Cutter Morning Star School District) Thank you to all of the Scholarship applicants from around our great state. There is a wealth of talent in our rural schools in Arkansas. We should be very proud!
3 months ago, Dennis Copeland
Summer Conference Member Registration is now available on the website: https://www.arkansasruraled.com/page/summer-online-member-conference-registration
4 months ago, Dennis Copeland
Vendor Registration Forms are available on our new website: https://www.arkansasruraled.com/page/summer-online-vendor-conference-registration
4 months ago, Dennis Copeland
Just a reminder that all SCHOLARSHIP applications, Teacher and Superintendent of the Year applications are due April 9, 2021. All forms can be found on our new website at arkansasruraled.com. Please send the Scholarship applications to Dennis Copeland in Conway and the TOY & SOY to Dale Query in Flippin. Addresses are on the application forms.
4 months ago, Dennis Copeland
Benny Weston, AREA Past President and AASA Arkansas Superintendent of the year. Photos from AASA national conference, Mr. Weston is currently and always has been a great representative of Arkansas public education.
6 months ago, Dennis Copeland
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Benny receiving award at National Conference
Benny standing with other State Superintendent's of the Year
Benny and wife Sherry with award
The Arkansas Legislative Session will begin on January 11th, 2021. The Arkansas Rural Education Association will provide updates, a physical presence at the Capitol, monitor Education Committee Meetings, provide Advocacy services for member schools and Arkansas Students.
7 months ago, Dennis Copeland
After our Board Meeting last week about the Legislative agenda: We support the 15 million enhanced teacher salary funding for small schools. We support funding minimum wage. We support the hold harmless funding for foundation and categorical funding.
8 months ago, Arkansas Rural Ed Association
AREA's logo
Arkansas was featured by National Rural Education Association​ and I Am A Rural Teacher​ as a part of their 50 States in 50 Weeks project! This project demonstrates how vast rural America really is.
8 months ago, Arkansas Rural Ed Association
Arkansas - also known as the Natural State. 25th stage to join the Union. 53,178 miles square. Arkansas has 223 rural and small school districts. 146,974 students attend an Arkansas rural school