OEA reaffirms support for Common Core while also calling for smarter implementation
COLUMBUS – August 27, 2014 – OEA today provided testimony in opposition to House Bill 597, which would repeal Ohio’s voluntary adoption of the Common Core education standards. Vice-President Scott DiMauro urged Ohio lawmakers to give schools and educators more time to make sure the new standards are effectively implemented.
Pickerington Education Support Professionals Vote to Unionize, Join OEA
COLUMBUS – July 8, 2014 – More than 260 custodians, paraprofessionals, secretaries and other education support professionals in the Pickerington Local School District have voted to form a union affiliated with the Ohio Education Association (OEA). The ballots were counted today by the State Employment Relations Board.
Ohio Education Association Statement regarding Harris v. Quinn U.S Supreme Court Decision
COLUMBUS – June 30, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow decision on Harris v. Quinn when it eliminated fair share fee arrangements for Illinois home healthcare workers.
Teacher evaluation language good “first step, but more fixes are needed”
COLUMBUS – June 3, 2014 – Ohio Education Association President Becky Higgins said today that the compromise reached by the House and the Senate in the teacher evaluation provisions of HB362 were a step in the right direction but more work needs to be done to fix the state’s flawed teacher evaluation system.
OEA calls for suspension of state-imposed high-stakes decisions in implementation of new Common Core standards
COLUMBUS — May 12, 2014 — Nearly a thousand education leaders from across Ohio voted unanimously at OEA’s Spring Representative Assembly to support proposed legislation that would hit the pause button on all state-imposed high-stakes decisions based on student test results in the implementation of Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
Waverly student wins Ohio Education Association Black History Month essay contest
COLUMBUS—March 27, 2014—Noah Clifton, a fourth-grade student at Waverly Intermediate Elementary School, is the 2014 winner of the Ohio Education Association (OEA) Black History Month essay contest that asked students “What Freedom Means to me as we honor Black History Month.”