Summer 2019 School & Community

Summer 2019 School & Community2019-07-02T15:43:09-05:00

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MSTA Action – Feb. 14, 2020

Download the pdf. Harmful school choice legislation could be debated in the Senate soon Three bills that would have a detrimental effect on public education are on the short list of bills that could be brought up for debate in the Senate soon. SB525 (Emery) would create recovery charter schools in Kansas City and allow for open enrollment of non-resident students.  SB649 (Eigel) would allow for charter school expansion while failing to address serious accountability concerns, and SB581 (Cierpiot) would create a new tax credit voucher that could end up costing $50 million each year. SB525 would allow for the creation of [...]

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Action, From the Capitol|0 Comments

State Board approves MSIP 6 standards

As first reported in a special email to MSTA members on December 13, 2019, the State Board of Education has changed the MSIP6 guidelines for teacher planning time.  The State Board approved new language that would clarify specific recommended planning time for all educators.  Under “Class Size and Assigned Enrollments”, the guideline now states “Adequate self-directed planning time, at least 250 minutes per week, is provided to certificated and licensed educators who provide instruction to students on a full-time basis (prorated as appropriate). Plan time is based on local context and is aligned to best practice guidelines”. At that time, Dr. Chris [...]

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Regional Teacher of the Year: Michelle Sumler

Nineteen MSTA members were among the 35 teachers named 2019-20 Regional Teachers of the Year as part of the Missouri Teacher of the Year program through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Each Wednesday, a new profile will be shared online celebrating these outstanding educators. You can see profiles of all 19 MSTA members honored as Regional Teachers of the Year in the Fall 2019 issue of School & Community. School Building: Belton High School School District: Belton School District 124 Grade/Subject taught: High School Mathematics Years teaching: 21 What is one of your goals for this year? One of [...]

February 12th, 2020|Categories: MSTA People, SC Fall 19|0 Comments

MSTA Action – Feb. 7, 2020

Download the pdf. See you at the Capitol By MSTA President Nickie Jones My word for 2020 is “empower.” I strive to empower my students to gain the skills and work habits they will need to be successful in the future. I strive to empower my own children to be confident, independent thinkers and lifelong learners. And I strive to empower fellow MSTA members to engage in our association to further our profession. Not everyone has the ability to commit the time to serving as an officer or a committee member. But we are all invested in the state of the teaching [...]

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Action, From the Capitol|0 Comments

Regional Teacher of the Year: Mary Hall

Nineteen MSTA members were among the 35 teachers named 2019-20 Regional Teachers of the Year as part of the Missouri Teacher of the Year program through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Each Wednesday, a new profile will be shared online celebrating these outstanding educators. You can see profiles of all 19 MSTA members honored as Regional Teachers of the Year in the Fall 2019 issue of School & Community. School Building: Chaffee Junior/Senior High School School District: Chaffee R-II School District Grade/Subject taught: 8-12 grades; Algebra, Geometry, Foundations, Algebra 1A/1B Years teaching: 8 years What is one of your [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: MSTA People, SC Fall 19|0 Comments
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