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MSTA Action – Feb. 5, 2016

Download the complete pdf – 2016 Action – Feb. 5 AT A GLANCERetirement bills move forward as Consent Bills Two important changes in the Public School Retirement System, supported by MSTA, were passed by the House Pensions Committee this week. House committee approves bill to place teacher on SBOE HB1601 (Ruth) is now ready for debate by the […]




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Missouri Read-In Day 2016

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post is from Retired School Librarian and MSTA Reading Circle Member, Brenda Steffens. March is right around the corner and that means the Missouri Read-In Day is fast approaching. Missouri Read-In Day will be held Friday, March 11. State Representative of the 126th District, Mike Kelley, sponsored House Bill 795, Missouri School […]




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2016 School Board Appreciation Week in Review

Editor’s Note: Thank you so much to all of our members who not only celebrated School Board Appreciation Week, but shared with us how they honored school board members.  “We tried something different this year.  In early December, we sent a survey to the school board about information from their school years.  These questions included […]




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MSTA Ambassador of Higher Education

Less than half of Missouri educators have a Master’s degree. MSTA’s salary research has shown that obtaining an advanced degree is a critical component in advancing your career as an educator. MSTA encourages and supports members pursuing higher education and partnered with Columbia College to offer a 10 percent discount to MSTA members starting a new degree program. […]




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MSTA records fifth straight year of membership increase, now has 46,000 members

Contact: Aurora Meyer, MSTA Spokesperson Phone: 573-499-5403 E-mail: ameyer@msta.org February 1, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MSTA records fifth straight year of membership increase, now has 46,000 members (Columbia, MO) – After seven years of continued growth, the largest education organization in Missouri now has more than 46,000 members in districts across the state. “The Missouri State […]




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MSTA Action – Jan. 29, 2016

Download the complete pdf. – 2016 Action – Jan. 29 AT A GLANCECommittee approves bill adding teacher to SBOE The Emerging Issues in Education Committee approved a bill that would put a teacher on the State Board of Education (SBOE). Committee hears bill on guidance services The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee heard HB1611 (Swan) […]




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RMSTA to hold lobby day on April 12

Retired Missouri State Teachers Association (RMSTA) members will meet in Jefferson City on Tues, April 12, for the organization’s first lobby day. Attendees will meet in the 3rd Floor Rotunda’s East Alcove. Activities will begin at 9:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Madison’s at noon for $16 per person. Please RSVP to Suzanne Conner to […]




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Four Lesson Plans to Prepare Students for the Real World

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from  Jasmine Dyoco of Educator Labs. In addition to the resources below, Educator Labs share lists of organizations who work to assist educators seeking financial support including grant information. So often, teachers hear the complaint, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” As educators, it’s important […]




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