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Use of school email and computers

Editor’s Note: This is a post from MSTA’s Staff Attorney Scott Smith.  Using a school email account for personal correspondence might be convenient and allowed under board policy, but it comes with consequences. Since the school owns the email account you are using, the school can access all emails sent and received in that account. Therefore, [...]

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Governor Mel Carnahan Award in Public Service – Call for Nominations

One way family and friends of the late Governor Mel Carnahan choose to keep his memory thriving is by establishing the Governor Mel Carnahan Award in Public Service. Annually this award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in the government, education, nonprofit or legal sectors. The [...]

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Central Region Capitol Visit Dinner

To:             CTA Presidents  Re:             Central Region Capitol Visit  Please consider sending a delegation to Jefferson City on the evening of March 3 to discuss education matters with senators and representatives. MSTA lobbyists Mike Wood and Krista Meyer will give a brief report at 5:15 p.m. in the third floor rotunda, and then Central Region members [...]

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Central Region Student Scholarship

Central Region Student Scholarship Application ATTENTION CTA PRESIDENT, COUNSELOR, AND APPLICANT: The Central Region Teachers Association will award three non-renewable $500 scholarships to current year graduates of public high schools within Central Region.  One scholarship will require the applicant to be a current member of the Future Teachers of America.  To be eligible for the [...]

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Central Region Teacher Scholarship

Central Region Teacher Scholarsh Application The Central Region Teachers Association will award up to five $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 Central Region school and attend any graduate school in Missouri during the Summer [...]

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Central Region Outstanding Educator Application

Central Region Outstanding Educator Application ATTENTION CTA PRESIDENT OR COMMITTEE CHAIR:  Each year, the Central Region Teachers Association recognizes outstanding educators and administrators from the region.  Anyone who is now employed in the field of education in Central Region and is currently an MSTA member is eligible to be nominated for these awards.  Individuals who [...]

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Central Region Mini-Grant Application

Central Region Mini-Grant Application The Central Region Teachers Association will award up to five mini-grants of $600.00 each to be used for classroom materials.  These mini-grants are to reward our membership for excellence in teaching.  To be eligible you must be a full-time teacher in a Central Region district and a member of MSTA.  Administrators [...]

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Central Region Associate of the Year Application

ATTENTION CTA PRESIDENT OR COMMITTEE CHAIR: The Central Region Teachers Association would like to recognize the many outstanding associate members from the region.  Anyone who is now employed by a public school district in Central Region and is currently an MSTA member is eligible to be nominated for this award.  Individuals who will retire at [...]

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Opportunities for student loan forgiveness

The following is a blog post from Jimmy Karnezis from Credible. The average teacher accrues over $50,000 in combined debt to receive a master’s in education according to a study conducted by the New American Foundation for 2012 graduates. Trying to overcome a $400 monthly payment does not have to be handled on your own [...]

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Information about A+ funding

The Missouri A+ Schools Program is a scholarship program that covers the cost of tuition at some community colleges, vocational schools, and technical schools. An increasing number of students, rising tuition costs, and a shortage in state revenue may lead to a reduction in funding. This decrease would result in the reduction of the reimbursement [...]

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2014 Leadership Class

Twenty-eight MSTA members were recognized as the inaugural leadership class during Thursday’s Assembly of Delegates meeting. These individuals were honored for giving their time to improve education throughout the state. As volunteer leaders, they have served in numerous officer positions for their local Community Teachers Association and their MSTA regions. The 2014 Leadership Class includes: [...]

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Thurlkill, Hoch Elected to MSTA State Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri State Teachers Association elected a new President-Elect and Vice President at its Assembly of Delegates on Thursday. Glenda Thurkill, who is currently serving as Vice President, ran unopposed and was elected Presdient-Elect.  Brett Hoch was elected Vice President, defeating challenger Joan Snodgrass. Current President-Elect Stacy Williamson will step into the [...]

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