OEA Endorses Hayden for Reelection to STRS Board
Recently, the OEA Board of Directors endorsed Tai Hayden for reelection to the STRS Board. Tai Hayden has served on the STRS Board as a representative of active teachers since 2006. During her tenure on the STRS Board, Tai Hayden has worked hard, listened to members and has been a responsible steward of STRS’ assets.
Check out "In the Know"
Read the inaugural edition of "In the Know," a quarterly newsletter which will cover one topic in each of the following areas: compensation & benefits, workplace conditions, and professional issues. This issue includes information on spousal carve-out proposals, arming teachers and the resident educator program.
KnowYourCharter.com is a powerful new resource that helps you answer questions about how charter schools operate and how they’re performing. This toolkit provides you with the tools, strategies, and resources you need to use KnowYourCharter.com as a tool for member organizing and political advocacy.
Columbus Charter School Teachers Seek to Join OEA, Would Become First Unionized Charter School in Central Ohio
COLUMBUS – January 22, 2015 – Educators and staff at the Franklinton Preparatory Academy today informed management of their collective and historic decision to form their own union. The Franklinton Preparatory Academy Educators Association would be the first union at a central Ohio charter school and will be affiliated with the OEA.
OEA 2015 Collective Bargaining Conference
Spread the word and save the date: February 5-7 in Columbus. This two day conference offers empowering training for local leaders and bargaining team members. Your negotiating skills and collective will to protect members’ professional pursuits are being tested. Answer the call to action and participate.
2015 National Leadership Summit
Registration for the NEA 2015 National Leadership Summit is now open! The Summit will be held February 27 – March 1, 2015, at the Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, CA. The Summit is based on a series of NEA leadership competencies. For the first time you have the opportunity to select the breakout sessions that you will attend during the Summit.
ESP Advanced and emerging leader nominations to attend the 2015 NEA ESP National Conference
The ESP National Conference, March 6-8, 2015, is NEA’s premier professional development event for ESP members nationwide. It is where we announce the recipient of the NEA ESP of the Year Award and provide our members with additional opportunities for skill development and networking at the national level.
OAESP 2015 Statewide Conference
The OEASP 2015 Statewide Conference, March 27-28, 2015, offers a variety of sessions that will fill the professional and leadership development for all ESPs. Topics offered for the sessions include Creating Safe Schools for All Youth, I’m Not a Nurse but I Play one at School, Retiring with SERS, and more.
OEA Reaction to the Ohio Department of Education Proposal to Reduce Testing
COLUMBUS – January 15, 2015 – The following statement is attributed to OEA President Becky Higgins: "The OEA welcomes the recommendations made today by Dr. Ross, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, on how student testing can be reduced. Seeking an overall reduction of 20% is a good start."
Attention All OEA Local Presidents
It is time to register for the 2014-2015 local presidents meetings in your local vicinity! You are encouraged to attend a meeting between February and March. However, you may attend as many meetings as you like. The OEA officers are interested in your thoughts. Contact Lori Lee at (800) 282-1500 ext. 3088 or via email at email@example.com.
Read the latest Ohio Schools magazine online
OEA members and the individuals they serve are speaking out about changes in federal Medicaid rules that threaten their ability to provide quality services for the developmentally disabled. Also in this issue, an NEA survey shows why nearly half of teachers consider quitting, and members on the impact of over-testing.
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