MNEA News & Events

Do you know a college student who wants to be a teacher? Encourage them to apply for the Cochran Scholarship

Former Missouri NEA Executive Director Peggy Cochran and late husband Paul were both teachers. Both come from families of teachers. Two of their children are teachers in the St. Louis area. They believe that teaching is the most rewarding career anyone can choose.  To encourage people to become teachers, they created a $500 scholarship in support of one of these individuals each year. Applicants must currently be in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at a Missouri college or university. ...

$500 Educators Rising Scholarship for high school seniors wishing to become teachers

This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This $500 scholarship also pays for your 2021-22 membership in Aspiring Educators Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20% of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter. Application Deadline:...

NEWS RELEASE:
Missouri NEA Pres. Phil Murray's statement regarding dangerous changes to K-12 COVID-19 guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2020 From the Missouri National Education Association 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 For further information:  Mark Jones, MNEA Communications Director Phone: (573) 644-9609 Mobile: (573) 508-8528 mark.jones@mnea.org (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson, in conjunction with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, issued modifications to Missouri’s K-12 school reopening and operating guidance Missouri NEA President Phil Murray iss...

NEWS RELEASE:
Educators call on St. Louis County Council to focus on fighting COVID-19 and reject political point scoring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 16, 2020 From the Missouri National Education Association 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 For further information:  Mark Jones, MNEA Communications Director Phone: (573) 644-9609 Mobile: (573) 508-8528 mark.jones@mnea.org Today, Missouri National Education Association President Phil Murray released the following statement opposing bills before the St. Louis County Council: "As educators, student safety is our top priority. It should also be the top priority of l...
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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.