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Something Better

Missouri NEA's award-winning magazine for members is published four times during the school year. Read the latest issue of Something Better. The publication schedule for 2020-2021 is as follows:
 Issue  Ad Space
 Fall Aug.21 Oct. 9
Winter Oct. 30 Dec.18
Spring Jan.29 March 26
Summer April 30 June 11

MNEA members can expect to receive each issue in their mailbox by the distribution date.

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

To submit a change of address to ensure you receive every issue, log in and edit your profile or contact your MNEA regional office.

To place an ad, contact Mark Jones ( at (573) 634-3202. Download an advertising rate card and publication schedule. 



In the Loop

The MNEA listserv is dedicated to communicating to all Missouri NEA members. In the Loop, MNEA’s award-winning electronic newsletter is sent monthly during the school year keeping members “in the loop” about upcoming conferences and events, news, member benefits and other association information.  Click here to read the latest issue. 

If you're not already getting this informative newsletter, log in and edit your profile or contact your MNEA regional office. 



Leaders' Update

MNEA's Leaders' Update comes direct from the MNEA President to local association presidents and vice presidents and certain other association leaders twice a month during the school year.

The Leaders' Update contains important information about issues and deadlines that local association leaders need to know, as well as regular enclosures from MNEA's NEA Directors, MACCE representatives, etc.

Log in MNEA Members Only to read the latest Leaders' Update


Focus is a newsletter for MNEA-Retired members. Stay up to date with regional meeting dates, messages from the MNEA-R president and news that may affect you. Click here for issues of the MNEA-Retired newsletter. 

Legislative Update

MNEA's Legislative Update is published weekly during the legislative session. It provides the latest information on action in the legislature on MNEA's legislative priorities and other bills of particular interest. It is mailed to local association presidents and vice presidents, Government Relations Teams and Congressional Contact Team members, and other interested individuals. 

The Legislative Update can be e-mailed to you or accessed each week from this website.

More MNEA Publications

State Board of Education Reports

PSRS/PEERS Meeting Reports

Salary Research and Data

The Paraprofessional Connection


NEA Publications for members

Every MNEA member automatically receives the NEA Today eight times a year--September to May. This colorful award-winning publication contains news and features on education issues and NEA members from around the country.

Local association presidents and building representatives who are identified as such in the NEA membership system also receive a monthly newsletter from NEA called NEA Now. This publication includes brief items of interest to association leaders, and often includes a poster as well.

NEA also provides special publications for education support personnel members, higher education members, student members and retired members. Visit or learn more.

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