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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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Vote NO on Constitutional Amendment 3

Earlier today, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office certified signatures that could put a costly constitutional amendment on the ballot that would take away local control of our schools. Teachers, principals, superintendents, school board members and parents across Missouri are opposed to this amendment and are encouraging voters to vote NO on Constitutional Amendment 3. There [...]

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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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Review and discussion of the movie Rich Hill

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA member, Keri Cottrell, who hosted a  Q&A session after the 6:50 p.m. showing on Friday, August 8. You can watch the film’s trailer here.  “Rich Hill” is a documentary about three teenagers living in poverty in Rich Hill, Mo.. Rich Hill is a small town of approximately 1,300 people between [...]

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Primary Election Wrap-up

Editor’s Note: This is a post from MSTA’s Political Action Manager, Krista Meyer. With the primary election behind us, it’s time to reflect on the primary and look forward to the November general election. MSTA-endorsed candidates saw lots of support across the state, with 44 of 47 endorsed candidates winning their primary race.  Many of our [...]

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See Rich Hill in Theaters this August!!

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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