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MSTA Action – March 6, 2015

Downloadable pdf – MSTA Action – March 6, 2015 AT A GLANCE Appropriations Committee discusses assessments MSTA’s testimony included concerns about time spent on standardized tests and a plan to meet state requirements through locally developed assessments.   Committee hears CPR and school board training bills The House Committee on Emerging Issues in Education discussed adding […]

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2015 MSTF Grant Applications Now Accepted

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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Don’t Flip Out! Flip Your Classroom Script and Double Student Engagement with Video Series by STEM Jobs.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from STEMJobs.com a leader in STEM Education and a resource provider for teachers, counselors, school districts and state level organizations. “Teachers play a critical role in revealing to students the beauty and excitement of studying science, technology, engineering and math─and then connecting those challenging subjects to the real […]

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Free Law School Forum for educators

  Want to attend a free forum where you can talk with law professors and enhance your general legal knowledge you can take back to your students? Well you are in luck! The Missouri Bar is having a Law Forum for Educators in Columbia from June 22 and 23. This is a great opportunity for […]

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Capitol visits CANCELLED

                      MSTA capitol visits for Southeast, Southwest, Jefferson County and Central Region, scheduled for March 3 are cancelled. The Legislature is expected to be out of session in order to allow legislators to attend the funeral of State Auditor Tom Schweich. As of now, we […]

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MSTA Action – Feb. 27, 2015

Downloadable pdf. – MSTA Action – Feb. 27, 2015 AT A GLANCE Teacher retirement bill moves through committee The House Pensions Committee approved HB478 (P. Fitzwater) which would make permanent a 2.55 percent factor for teachers who work 31 or more years.    Senate Education Committee approves formula bill SB424 would delay the implementation of a […]

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Epson Launches ‘BrightLink Projector Teacher Contest’

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from The Epson BrightLink Projector Teacher Contest which ends on April 15. Do you want to win an Epson BrightLink® 595Wi finger-touch interactive projector for your classroom? If you are a K-12 or post-secondary educator, share three creative ways to engage students in the classroom using an interactive projector as […]

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Grow Rural Education grants help promote math and science education

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Improving science and math education continues to be a top priority for school district across the U.S., and science and math teachers are always looking for new ways to inspire their students in the classroom. The […]

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Bringing AEDs to Schools

Bolivar Intermediate School nurse Kristy Lipsey remembers very little about the morning of Oct. 16, 2012, the day she suffered a heart attack. “I walked through the main doors, and I didn’t even make it to the foyer. I just fell over,” Lipsey says. Everything else she knows about that day was told to her […]

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