Something Better Magazine

Missouri NEA's award-winning magazine. 

Something Better is MNEA’s award-winning magazine. Members can expect to receive this magazine four times a year delivered to their home addresses. It contains articles about issues and matters that affect Missouri public school students, teachers, and support staff. MNEA features personal stories of members throughout the magazine. 


To place an ad, contact Mark Jones ( at (573) 644-9609. 

Advertising rate card and publication schedule - 2023-2024

Story Submission

To submit stories or leads for Something Better or information about awards won by MNEA members for "Our People," contact MNEA Communications Director Mark Jones at

Address Change

To submit a change of address to ensure you receive every issue, contact your MNEA regional office.


Tell Something Better readers your story and how they might learn from your experiences. Authors will receive $200 for articles published in Something Better.

Perhaps you have an innovative program that you created to address your students' needs. Feature topic ideas include: the successes and challenges of teaching, survival tips for beginning teachers, union involvement, using technology for learning, and any other insights authors can provide about working in today's classrooms.

Send your ideas or features to Mark Jones, MNEA communications director, at