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MSTA records fifth straight year of membership increase, now has 45,000 members

After five years of continued growth, the largest education organization in Missouri now has more than 45,000 members across the state. “This milestone is significant because it comes at a time when associations in general are declining but the Missouri State Teachers Association continues to grow because of the exceptional services and support we provide [...]

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Educational Acronyms and Jargon

As an educator, you know there are a lot of terms, jargon and acronyms in the profession. Here is a list of 134 most used acronyms for Missouri educators. Think we missed one? Send it to Aurora and we will get it added to the list. Acronym Meaning AACTE American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education [...]

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The Pulse: Initiative Petition Update

The Pulse: Initiative Petition Update Government Relations Director, Mike Wood, joins Aurora Meyer to share what’s happened since the signatures were turned in the first week of May and what’s next for the Coalition to Protect Our Local Schools. You can read past stories on this issue:Group submits 275,000 signatures to get policy changes on November [...]

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Statistics in Schools

  Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the U.S. Census Bureau about a a program called Statistics in Schools which provides online K-12 resources to math and social studies teachers and needs teacher feedback on classroom materials related to data literacy. The Early Adopter Program starts this fall and ends in late October/early November. We [...]

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2014 MSTA Impact Committee Primary Endorsements

  The MSTA Impact Committee met this month to discuss the upcoming election of Missouri State Representatives and State Senators. The committee is made of one member from each of MSTA’s 10 regions. They review candidate surveys and incumbent voting records, as well as the outcome of interviews conducted by MSTA members with candidates. After [...]

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The Pulse: 2014 Leadership Symposium keynote preview

The Pulse: 2014 Leadership Symposium keynote preview Featured Speaker and author Dave Caperton joins Aurora Meyer to preview his upcoming keynote: Joyful Teaching, Joyful Learning. You can listen to the podcast here. While you’re at it, you can also follow Dave on Twitter at @speakofjoy or email him in advance of Leadership Symposium. Check out the Leadership Symposium details here.  Aired: June 24, [...]

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Go through your school district board policies this summer

Editor’s Note: This is a post from MSTA’s Senior Staff Attorney,  Vera Campfield. Summer is a good time to go through your school district board policies and refresh yourself on what you thought you knew versus what the policies require.  The law has changed in many areas that may have impacted your board policies. If [...]

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