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Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship applications due Jan. 15

  2021 Application Download scholarship application now >> Gilbert Balderrama served 14 years as a special education classroom instructor in Texas and New Mexico until 1993. In 1994, he enrolled in the NEA Intern Program for Women and Minorities and Missouri NEA hired him to be the UniServ Director for the Southeast Unit. He moved to the St. Louis area and continued his employment with Missouri NEA until his death. Balderrama continued to support and give back to the NEA Intern program by not...

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Educators Release Report Detailing 59 COVID-19 Incidents Involving Missouri Schools and Students

Educators call on the Department of Education and Governor for increased transparency of COVID-19 incidents in schools. From the Missouri National Education Association 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 For further information:  Mark Jones (573) 508-8528 mark.jones@mnea.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 3, 2020   JEFFERSON CITY  - Today, the Missouri National Education Association (Missouri NEA) released its “ COVID -19 Exposures and Closures ” report detailing 59 separate incidents...

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Teachers Oppose Plan to Eliminate Standards for Classroom Substitutes

COVID-19 illness, coupled with Missouri's  worst in the nation status  for teacher pay, is likely to drive high demand for substitute teachers.   From the Missouri National Education Association 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 For further information:  Mark Jones (573) 508-8528 mark.jones@mnea.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 14, 2020   JEFFERSON CITY  - Today, the Missouri National Education Association announced opposition to a proposed rule change allowing person...

$100 Gift Card Winners in NEA Member Benefits Complimentary Life Insurance Contest

Congratulations are in order! The following members have each won a $100 gift card in the NEA Member Benefits Complimentary Life Insurance Contest for completing the enrollment of their beneficiaries in this FREE program. Molly Wheatley, Columbia MNEA Erin Snodgrass, Joplin NEA Tressie Boarders, Grandview NEA Nancy Suvansri, Ferguson Florissant Diane McClain, Putnam Co R-1 Have you named your beneficiary yet for your NEA Member Benefits Complimentary Life Insurance? If not, take five minutes to help pro...

Protect yourself and your school

FIVE STEPS TO HANDWASHING Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Wet  your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather  your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub  your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Rinse  your hands w...

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Survey Reveals Missouri Educators Concerned for Safety of Students and Co-Workers as COVID-19 Cases Increase

  From the Missouri National Education Association 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 For further information:  Mark Jones (573) 508-8528 mark.jones@mnea.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2020   JEFFERSON CITY  – Today, the Missouri National Education Association released results from a survey of  24,270  Missouri educators. In the survey, educators expressed strong concerns about keeping students safe, a lack of specificity in local district plans, stress at home, ...
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Share your story

Even though we are not at school supporting Missouri students, members continue to help every day during this crisis. MNEA wants to share your stories as we struggle through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are hearing about members who are continuing to care for their students by

  • volunteering at school district Grab & Go meal distribution centers and food drives
  • providing child care for essential medical staff
  • shopping for the elderly so they don’t have to leave the safety of their homes

Your stories help show that educators don’t stop caring. Please send your stories with pictures to MNEA at coronavirus@mnea.org, so we can share them. You can post to social media, making sure you tag @MissouriNEA and use the hashtags  #MNEAheroes and  #MNEAprotects.