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$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...

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 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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Don't just join an organization, get involved in a movement! Together, we can promote, advance and protect public education and advocate for the rights and interests of students and educators. #MNEAunites   #MNEAinspires   #MNEAleads If you join Missouri NEA now as a first-time* active member, you can receive these early enrollment benefits FREE.  $4 million Educators Employment Liability Insurance Consultation with an MNEA UniServ Director when you need employment-related advic...

Educators Respond to Gov. Parson, 'Get Over It' Statement

Missouri National Education Association Pres. Phil Murray released the following statement regarding Gov. Mike Parson’s recent statement that Missouri school children will be infected with COVID-19, and when they do, “they’re gonna get over it.” From the Missouri National Education Association 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 For further information:  Mark Jones (573) 508-8528 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2020   JEFFERSON CITY  - “Gov. Parson’s statement demonstrates a callous ...

Returning to school amid COVID-19: Action plans for Missouri school districts

Typically, back-to-school is a time filled with excitement and anticipation for teachers, administrators, students and parents. This year, Missouri school districts are busy making plans for what instruction will look like in fall 2020. When school buildings and campuses reopen, students’ and educators’ health and safety must be a top priority. As you consider your school district's plans for reopening, be sure to review the Missouri NEA Standards for Safe Students . The Missouri Department of Elementar...
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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, so we can share them. You can post to social media, making sure you tag @MissouriNEA and use the hashtags  #MNEAheroes and  #MNEAprotects.