Education Support Professionals Day!
Wednesday, November 19 is Education Support Professionals Day! Make sure you thank an ESP for playing a critical role in ensuring student success!
Statement on Fox 19's report on teachers facing disciplinary action
The reckless and irresponsible reporting by Fox19, WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, has done irreparable and undeserved damage to the reputations of good teachers. The fact is that many teachers on the list of those purportedly "disciplined for conduct issues" actually had their cases dismissed or deferred. By lumping them together with the small number of teachers who have been proven to have done wrong makes a mockery of our system of justice. To imply that all reported teachers have done something wrong is outrageous and blatantly unfair.
OEA urges State Board to keep language in Rule 5 of Ohio Operating Standards
Columbus, Ohio – November 11, 2014 – Ohio Education Association (OEA) Vice President Scott DiMauro testified today at the State Board of Education hearing on the 5 of 8 rule in the Ohio Operating Standards. OEA is gravely concerned with the Board’s proposal to eliminate the requirement of services outlined in Section 5 of Ohio Operating Standards.
American Education Week
American Education Week — November 16-22, 2014 — presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration features a special observance each day of the week.
OEA Member Lobby Day — Make Your Voice Heard!
The Ohio General Assembly will be back in session the week after the November elections and OEA expects the remainder of 2014 to be a busy time as lawmakers try to complete their legislative work. Member Lobby Days are an opportunity for OEA members to engage with legislators on issues important to public education.
Featured Discounts from OEA Access
This November, we’ve got everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving meal! While you’re out shopping in preparation for the holiday, make sure to save on décor, cookware and food. Holidays also tend to result in lots of TRAVELING. Make the most of your holiday traveling this season, starting with a healthy car!
Hot Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits
Is it ever too early to start holiday shopping? We don’t think so! All year long, NEA members can shop and save through our popular discount shopping program, NEA Click & Save. You’ll find limited-time savings to help you stretch your budget, and you can earn WOWPoints that you can redeem to help you save on future purchases.
OEA welcomes the introduction of legislation to delay the use of high-stakes decisions based on student test scores
COLUMBUS — October 21, 2014 — OEA today applauded the introduction of House Bill 642 by Representative Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo. The bill calls for a 3-year suspension of high-stakes decisions based on student test scores in measuring student growth and evaluating teacher performance.
Comparative Analysis of Imagine Schools Shows Below Average Performance Scores
COLUMBUS— October 15, 2014 — Prompted by reports of questionable leasing practices, a new analysis conducted by the Ohio Charter School Accountability Project shows that the Imagine Schools have a below-average performance index score for charter schools, and a significantly lower average score than traditional public schools.