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Monday, June 17, 2013

Surprises in store at AREA

There'll be golf...great presentations...fellowship with colleagues ... and the Arkansas Association of Rural Educators will name the Superintendents of the Year during its Summer Conference in Eureka Springs July 8-10. 

What's more, the organization will honor two scholarship recipients -- Austin Eskola from Magnet Cove and Tyler Blasdel from Yellville -- as well as retiring superintendents.

First Class Communication is looking forward to all the fun! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Quote of the Week

Love this quote in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette by Larry Schleicher, the new principal at Little Rock's Hall High School:

"I'm going to challenge students to do things that they have never done before, and I'm going to challenge teachers to do what they have never done before. I promise you every decision we make will be based on data. The answers are in the data, and that data has to be turned inside out and upside down. My goal is to make Hall the best school -- period."

We wish you great success, Mr. Schleicher!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

See you at AREA!

We're looking forward to our second Arkansas Rural Education Association summer conference in Eureka Springs next month.

We'll be back with our First Class Communication special-recipe cookies, of course. But we're most excited about presenting to some of you on Tuesday afternoon (July 9).

Our session will deal with the importance of branding your school district in this new age of school choice as well as developing media relations that work to your marketing advantage.

Feel free to send any thoughts or questions you'd like us to cover to We'll be sure to address them!