MNEA News & Events

TAKE ACTION: Save the minimum plan time requirement

In the latest Missouri School Improvement Program 6, the state plans to remove the language, which requires teachers have at least 250 minutes of plan time weekly.  Missouri NEA opposes this change.   Please take this survey to share your current plan time reality at  

MNEA Fall RA Summary


$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 2020-21 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:...

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. ...

Congratulations, Michelle Cullum, Grandview NEA member and winner of the Read to Achieve Award

Cullum wins $1,000 in KCTV5, MNEA contest. Michelle Cullum, a 3rd grade teacher at Meadowmere Elementary School in Grandview C-4 School District was surprised with a visit Oct. 14 from MNEA Pres. Phillip Murray and KCTV5 meteorologist Erin Little. Pres. Murray presented Cullum with a check for $1,000 for winning the co-sponsored Kansas NEA/Missouri NEA Read to Achieve Contest.   Cullum plans to use a portion of the money to buy books for her classroom and fund her Kindness Project. The Re...