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Two-Tier Teacher Certification Explanation

As the school year winds down and you check off items on the end of the year list, now is a good time to review the Missouri teacher certification requirements. Missouri has a Two-Tier Certification System – the Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) is for teachers in years one through four and the Career Continuous Professional Certificate (CCPC) is for those who’ve […]

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MSTA Action – April 24, 2015

Downloadable pdf – MSTA Action – April 24, 2015 AT A GLANCE Bill to change civics education fails in Senate committee HB578, which would have added specific civics requirements for students to graduate, failed to pass.   Teacher voices heard on civics education Many legislators mentioned hearing opposition from teachers led to them voting against HB578. […]

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MSTA Action – April 17, 2015

Downloadable .pdf – 2015 Action – April 17 AT A GLANCE Teacher retirement bills go before committees Multiple bills concerning teacher retirement were heard in House and Senate committees. Some of the issues the bills address are reinstating the 2.55 percent multiplier for teachers who work 31 or more years and applying the 550-hour limitation to those working for […]

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2015 Mark Twain Teacher Workshops

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post from the Mark Twain Museum about the 10th annual Mark Twain Teacher Workshops July 6-10 in Hannibal, Missouri. This year’s focus in on Mark Twain’s short stories and Common Core Standards. Teachers will be exposed to a variety of Mark Twain’s short stories and essays spanning a wide range of […]

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Northeast Region Banquet

Thursday May 7, 2015 Registration: 5:30 Dinner: 6:00 Award Presentations:  6:30 Guest Speaker- Joe Bex Macon Expo Center 1303 South Missouri Street, Macon, MO  63552 Come celebrate your colleagues’ achievements and milestones including retiree recognition! Good food Prizes Camaraderie Submit your RSVP’s  for your district no later than April 17, 2015! Complete the form online  […]

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Work at MSTA – Southeast Region Field Service Coordinator

                      The Missouri State Teachers Association is a state-wide organization with over 45,000 educator members. At MSTA our mission is simple; we are committed to advocating for and empowering public educators so they can teach. We are seeking someone to help with our mission in […]

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Spread the Message of Financial Literacy!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from www.daveramsey.com April is Financial Literacy Month, and Dave Ramsey wants to show his appreciation to teachers and help their students. Financial illiteracy has been a growing problem for high school and college students in recent years. According to the Project on Student Debt, the average student loan borrower […]

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MSTA Action – April 10, 2015

Downloadable file – 2015 Action – April 10 AT A GLANCE  Senate passes budget The Senate’s budget boosts the Foundation Formula funding by $10 million more than the House budget. Bill requires publication of salaries HB960 would require districts to provide salaries for publication. It would also prohibit superintendents from earning more than four times the […]

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James Patterson and Scholastic Partner to Save School Libraries

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Scholastic Reading Club. James Patterson is a household name thanks to the incredible stories he tells. And now, he’s helping to save school libraries. Patterson announced early in March that he will donate $1.25 million to school libraries this year in the first-ever partnership of its kind! He’s partnering with Scholastic […]

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National Poetry Month

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the Academy of American Poets about National Poetry Month in April.  In April 1996, the Academy of American Poets, the largest member-supported nonprofit poetry organization, launched National Poetry Month to introduce more readers to the art of poetry. Today National Poetry Month (#npm15) is the largest literary celebration […]

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