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How will your district measure student growth?

Many districts will begin gathering student growth data (to measure performance on Student Learning Objectives) this year. For the 2016-17 school year, this data will be used for teacher summative evaluations. Multiple years of student growth data is needed to measure student growth. Our question is: What data is your district using to measure student […]

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Missouri students uncover history and enhance learning through competition

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from The State Historical Society of Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council. On April 25, around 600 of Missouri’s brightest young scholars will gather in Columbia for a day of fun, prizes and history! National History Day in Missouri, or NHD, allows students in grades 6-12 to […]

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Goedeker’s Appliances Public Service Scholarship

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Goedeker’s Appliances about a scholarship for public school teachers and their immediate family members. In this economy, it’s easy to see that education can trump experience. To stay relevant, it’s important to continue your education and improve upon what you already know. Goedeker’s understands that the economy is tough and […]

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Library of Congress Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the Library of Congress requesting applications for this year’s Teacher-in-Residence Position. There are two K-12 Positions Available. Do you teach with historical primary sources? Have you considered how much other teachers nationwide could learn from your experience? Have you ever thought about how a year outside the […]

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Central Region Spring Banquet

The MSTA Central Region cordially invites members of your Community Teacher Association to the annual Spring Banquet. This year’s theme will be “Back to the Future!” This event will be held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6pm at the Best Western Hotel in Sedalia, Missouri. (Cocktail hour begins at 5:30.) The Best Western Hotel is […]

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MSTA Action – March 20, 2015

Downloadable pdf. – March 20, 2015 AT A GLANCE Bill would require school quality indicators Under HB1023 the SBOE would change criteria used to accredit school districts. Schools would be required to establish a plan to acquire specified quality indicators. MSTA president testifies before Education Committee Stacy Williamson testified on behalf of HJR30, which would add […]

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Re-earning tenure

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about tenure thanks to our recent video and posts on the topic. For clarification, we want to be clear on a particular point about re-earning tenure. A tenured teacher who leaves a district re-acquires tenure after one year of teaching only if they return to their previous district. For example: […]

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Scholarship for Educators Opens at WGU Missouri

                      Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Western Governors University Missouri about a new scholarship program.  Missouri teachers—and aspiring teachers—have a chance to win a valuable scholarship this spring to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at WGU Missouri. The online, nonprofit university is […]

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Are you interested in advancing the field of education through research?

                      Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from researchers at Penn State University who are interested in finding out how school personnel use social media for work purposes.  We can use your help! We are researchers at Penn State University and are interested in finding […]

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