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Show your pride with MNEA yard signs

Missouri NEA is working with a St. Louis printing company to produce yard signs for local affiliate members. If you are interested in getting Missouri NEA visibility in your community by distributing yard signs for members, contact MNEA Communications Director Debra Beckman at debra.beckman@mnea.org. The colorful two-sided signs feature the MNEA logo and the PROUD UNION MEMBER theme. The signs are 18 inch by 24 inch durable Coroplast and come with yard stakes. MNEA will either provide you with the artwo...

Help for your local’s Red for Ed campaign

If you haven’t thought about it yet, it’s time to join NEA’s RED FOR ED campaign. Simply organize your members to wear red in support of public education on a designated day each week. Here are a couple ideas to help you if you want to rev it up a bit. Buttons Missouri NEA has added three-inch RED FOR ED buttons to the Image Item Store. Find them at  https://www.mnea.org/Missouri/NEAStore.aspx Buttons are available in packages of 20 for $9.      Order Now >>     T-shi...

Missouri 2017 Teacher of the Year receives NEA Foundation's California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence

  See more pictures of Beth Davey in her classroom>> The NEA Foundation announced that Missouri 2017 Teacher of the Year Beth Davey, a Ritenour NEA member and music teacher at Iveland Elementary School, is one of 46 public school educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February in Washington, D.C.   The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence awardees a...

Fox NEA member receives $5,000 NEA Foundation Grant

  Sara Ferranto, Hodge Elementary School teacher in the Fox School District, received a $5,000 Student Achievement grant from the NEA Foundation. This grant will fund "A Design in Mind" project, where students will actively engage and learn how to identify and solve problems by identifying pertinent issues in various situations within their school and surrounding community, while mastering the Missouri Learning Standards. Students will be immersed in project-based learning using a design thinking m...

Park Hill NEA member receives $2,000 NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grant

Park Hill teacher Marissa Mehwald received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Achievement grant from the NEA Foundation. To meet the varied needs of current and future students, Ms. Mehwald will attend the Learning and the Brain Conference on the Science of Innovation . While there, Ms. Mehwald will learn techniques to teach innovation with technology and design thinking, as well as methods of connecting creativity and visualization to dyslexia, math and improvisation. Sessions at the conference will ex...

Missouri State Parks Bus Grant Program

Bus grants assist schools and nonprofit organizations with the transportation expenses of field trips and outdoor learning opportunities at Missouri state parks and historic sites.  Bus grants are available to schools and youth-focused nonprofit organizations located in Missouri. Applicants can request up to $500; no match is required.  A map of state parks and historic sites is available here . Bus Grant Application and Guide For more information about the Missouri State Parks Bus Grant Progr...

Columbia MNEA educator selected as 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

Learning journey to prepare Cassidy Urie, students as global citizens   The NEA Foundation, a public charity founded by educators for educators, named Cassidy Urie, a teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Columbia, MO, as a 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. As a Fellow, Urie will spend a year in a peer learning network, building global competency skills: the capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance. The 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows teach all grad...