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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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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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Vote No Video

  Below are the extended interviews from MSTA’s Vote No on Amendment 3 video.      Reminders:You can also click the donate button on the website if you are willing and have the means to do so. We would greatly appreciate any and all financial contributions to help defeat Amendment 3. The Twitter hashtag for this campaign [...]

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Northwest Region Teacher Scholarship

MSTA/Northwest Region will be awarding two $500.00 scholarships to educators who are working toward an advanced degree in education or completing coursework for additional certification.  The member must be currently employed by a Northwest Region school and attending graduate school during the summer 2015 or during the 2015-16 school year. Applicants MUST BE CURRENT MSTA [...]

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