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Signature Gatherers Map

Thank you to every one who has shared details on where you’ve encountered Initiative Petition Signature Gatherers. We’v put together this map to show the most prevalent locations.   The most common places are: Remember, if you accidentally signed the petition and want to remove your name, we’ve updated this post with details on the process [...]

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Helping Students Cope with Media Coverage of Disasters

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jennifer First the Disaster Mental Health Program Manager at the University of Missouri’s Terrorism and Disaster Center, who is conducting a study about teacher, counselor and school staff experiences talking with students about disaster media coverage. Disasters can be chaotic, confusing and frightening events, both for those who [...]

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Heartbleed: what you need to know now

  By now, many of you have heard about the Heartbleed bug, an encryption flaw this article on Mashable is calling “one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen.” If you haven’t, check out this other Mashable article for a good explanation of what likely happened and what to do about it. [...]

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Missouri Educator Evaluations

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA’s Director of Professional Learning, Cindy Whitaker.  By the end of the 2014-15 school year all Missouri school districts need to have a new educator evaluation system in place. This change is due to Missouri’s ESEA waiver. The waiver does not mandate the evaluation tool the districts use [...]

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What is your signature worth?

  Editor’s Note: Below is a note from MSTA Executive Director Bruce Moe, which we sent to opinion editors at newspapers throughout the state. You may see this letter in your local paper in the coming weeks.  You have seen them in your community. Individuals who approach you in parking lots located outside grocery stores, gas [...]

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Missouri students showcase history and gain skills through competition

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from The State Historical Society of Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council. Did you know more than 3,000 students compete in National History Day in Missouri (NHD) each year? These motivated 6th through 12th graders conduct extensive research and present findings their way through documentaries, exhibits, papers, [...]

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