Paul NortonOn December 13, 2012, a group of dedicated educators chartered the Northeast Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (NETABSE) in Texarkana, USA. This organization, an affiliate of the National (NABSE) and the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), was the dream of Mr. James Keeton and the late Mr. Dan Haskins, both outstanding proponents of education locally.

For many years they traveled to the national and the state conferences, envisioning the same engagement for education in Bowie and Miller Counties. The Alliances share the knowledge of the importance of eradicating problems that obstruct quality education for all children. To initiate a Northeast Texas affiliate of TABSE, representatives of the four Texarkana-area school districts, along with representatives from Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana, met in the spring of 2012. With a focus on creating more awareness of the role of teachers and the need for quality education and support systems, NETABSE has fast-forwarded to having achieved its current strengths and service to youths.

The NETABSE continues to grow, advancing its goals to improve quality of education. The organization has three primary goals: 1) To promote careers in Education to underserved student populations, especially, as well as to any Texarkana student interested in an Education career ; 2) To develop and offer a scholarship in the name of Mr. Dan Haskins, as well as scholarships in honor of outstanding educators who have served in Texarkana ISD, Texarkana ASD, Liberty-Eylau ISD and Pleasant Grove ISD; 3) To increase awareness, support and membership in NETABSE from all area school districts, colleges and universities for the furtherance of service towards these goals. We at the NETABSE invite you all to partner with us to promote growth within our students and our community.

Sincerely,

Paul Newton

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