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Protect Our Local Schools – Local Steering Committee Trainings

All across the state this week, Regional Field Directors (RFDs) are hosting trainings with local school districts.  But we need your help! Plan to attend a Steering Committee training in your area.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the campaign and opportunities for you to get involved over the next 71 days.  Tuesday, [...]

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Adding humor to the syllabus conversation

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA member, Cheryl Ellison, on how she added humor to get her high school students to pay better attention when she reviewed the syllabus on the first day of school.  I started my eighth year of teaching last Thursday, and I had a great day. In fact, it [...]

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Protect Our Local Schools website and volunteer opportunities

The campaign to Protect Our Local Schools continues to grow at a rapid pace. This week, the campaign launched its official website: www.protectourlocalschools.com.  First, we encourage every member to learn more about Amendment 3 on campaign website and share the site with family and friends. Second, we want you to get involved with the campaign [...]

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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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An open letter to Whoopi Goldberg about tenure

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA Member Andrea Branstetter. She shared her open letter to Whoopi Goldberg concerning tenure after Whoopi’s remarks, which you can see below.  Dear Ms. Goldberg, I just want you to know that I love a world where people can agree to disagree. I understand exactly how you feel, but [...]

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Community Events

As we work to defeat Amendment 3 we need your help. An important part of our campaign is reaching out to the public. A great way for us to do that is by participating in community events. We need your help in identifying those events in your area. You know best which events bring people [...]

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Missouri Google Summit

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from MSTA member Alexandria Mooney about the Missouri Google Summit.One of the reasons I love Google so much is its versatility: you can use it on any platform (PC, Mac, or mobile devices), it’s incredibly user-friendly, and it has its own enormously huge education platform.  I will admit, I am [...]

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Southwest Teacher Education and Professional Standards Dinner and In-Service

The Southwest Region TEPS (Teacher Education and Professional Standards) dinner and in-service will be held Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center, 2546 North Glenstone, Springfield. Registration is 5:15-5:30 p.m. Our guest speaker is Jan McInnis, Comedian/Professional Speaker. Born in D.C., Jan was in charge of the “Joke of the Day” for [...]

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Northeast Friend of Education Award Application

Nominations for this award must include a letter from the local CTA President that states how this individual or group, business, legislator, or school board member has benefited students in the Northeast Region of MSTA. The letter must be 500 words or less. Nominations must be postmarked by February 14. Submit to: Northeast Region Friends [...]

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Northeast Associate of the Year Application

The submission of candidate’s materials for the Northeast MSTA Associate Member of the Year Award must be postmarked by February 14.  Awards will be presented at the Northeast Region TEPS Teachers Meeting.  The Northeast Region Teachers Association will award one winner in this category with a $500 award and $50 to the sponsoring CTA.  Each [...]

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2014 Central Delegates’ Meeting

The Delegates’ Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 7, at 4:45pm in the Riverboat Ballroom at the Best Western State Fair Motor Inn in Sedalia. Directions: The motel is located at the corner of 65 Highway and 32nd Street. From the north, continue south on 65 Highway through Sedalia to 32nd Street. From the south, stay on 65 Highway to [...]

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Teachers Taking Action Against Amendment 3

Teachers from all over the state are speaking out against Amendment 3 and are urging Missourians to vote NO. In their communities and school districts, teachers are banding together and forming volunteer committees to ensure this harmful amendment that will take away local control and implement a one-size-fits-all approach to education is defeated. Teachers know [...]

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