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The Pulse: Updates on Amendment 3

The Pulse: Updates on Amendment 3 Government Relations Director Mike Wood joins Aurora Meyer to discuss what’s new with Amendment 3 and what you can do to help the campaign. You can read past stories on this issue:Talk to Your Friends and FamilyGet the Facts on Amendment 3 You can also watch MSTA’s Vote No Video here.  [...]

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School Protection Officers

Editor’s Note: This is a post from MSTA’s Political Action Manager Krista Meyer and MSTA’s Law Clerk Scott Smith. The Missouri Legislature met this week for Veto Session. Veto Session happens annually and is the designated time for the legislature to vote to override any bills the governor has vetoed. One bill that Governor Nixon vetoed was SB [...]

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See Rich Hill in Theaters Now!

Rich Hill, Missouri could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America’s heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it’s home. As they ride their skateboards and go to football practice, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over. But faced when coupled with difficult circumstances—isolation, instability, [...]

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Amendment 3 Supporters End Campaign

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Supporters of Amendment 3 announced Tuesday they would be ending their campaign promoting the constitutional amendment. While the group will no longer be actively encouraging Missourians to vote in favor of the amendment, the issue will still appear on the November 4 ballot. “Because this issue is still on the ballot, we [...]

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Talk to Your Friends and Family

With less than 60 days before the election, the campaign to Protect Our Local Schools is ramping up efforts to defeat Amendment 3, but we need your help. This amendment will take away local control of our schools and implement more state-mandated standardized testing. This is bad for our students and schools. We can’t let it [...]

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Get the Facts on Amendment 3

If we are going to defeat Amendment 3 on Nov. 4, we need everyone armed with the facts about this amendment. Please visit www.protectourlocalschools.com/facts to see what Amendment 3 will really do in your community. This amendment will take away local control of our schools, implement a one-size-fits-all approach that treats Missouri students like numbers, [...]

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Now accepting applications for the 2014 MSTF Grant

MSTA members are invited to apply for the MSTF Grant from the Missouri State Teachers Foundation. The grant provides $1,000 for use in classroom or school resources, leadership, research or materials. Many of the past grant winners have accomplished varied projects, including a counseling program which uses older students in a district as puppeteers to [...]

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The Pulse: Remind

The Pulse: Remind.com Remind. co-founder and CEO Brett Kopf joins Aurora Meyer to talk about how to make communications between teachers, students and parents easier and more efficient inside and outside the classroom. You can learn more about Remind here. Be sure to check out Remind.com’s twitter and Facebook pages. Aired: Sept. 30, 2014

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Six Weeks

With just 41 days left until the election, there are only 41 days left to put an end to Amendment 3. That’s only six weeks to get the word out about why we need to protect our local schools from Amendment 3. Let’s begin with reviewing a few key facts. Students would no longer be [...]

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Northeast Region Open Hearing

NORTHEAST MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Open Hearing October 6, 2014Gratz Brown Elementary1320 Gratz BrownMoberly, MO  65270  OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION OF DELEGATES TO THE NORTHEAST REGION ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES  Delegates are provided for in the constitution of the Association as follows:  Article IV, Section 2:  “Each Community Teachers Association of fifteen or fewer active members as an integral [...]

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What’s in a Field Trip? – Benefits of the Informal Learning Environment

                      This is a guest post from the K-12 Education Programs Manager Sarah Sims for the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.  What can a visit to a museum do for your students? A lot! But unfortunately I did not think about the potential of the [...]

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MSTA Announces 2014 General Election Endorsements

The Missouri State Teachers Association’s Legislative Impact Committee met Sept. 12 and 13 to determine their endorsements for the 2014 election year. MSTA members from across the state came together to evaluate candidates and endorse those that best understand the issues facing teachers and students in Missouri. The candidates on this list have demonstrated their [...]

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