Ohio teacher Gina Daniels goes to Washington to demand vote on Supreme Court nominee
WASHINGTON – May 18, 2016 – Nine civics, history, and social studies teachers, including Gina Daniels from Licking Heights School District, went to Washington today to demand that Senators do their job and hold a hearing and vote on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.
Ohio Education Association Re-elects President and Vice President
COLUMBUS – May 16, 2016 – Members of OEA, the state’s largest public employee union, have re-elected Becky Higgins to a second three-year term as President, and Scott DiMauro to a second three-year term as Vice President. OEA represents 123,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty.
OEA statement on Ohio’s New State Superintendent of Public Instruction
The State Board of Education voted today to hire Paolo DeMaria as Ohio's new superintendent of public instruction. “The Ohio Education Association congratulates the new superintendent on his hiring,” said OEA President, Becky Higgins. “We look forward to working together for the benefit of all of Ohio’s students.”
Ohio Educators Give Senator Portman a Civics Lesson on Judicial Appointment Process
COLUMBUS – March 29, 2016 – Ohio educators, who teach students every day about the U.S. Constitution, joined the growing number of citizens who want Senator Portman to #DoYourJob at events in Cincinnati and Columbus on Tuesday. Events are taking place, in Ohio and across the country.
OEA applauds Supreme Court decision to reaffirm collective bargaining
WASHINGTON – March 29, 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed that public employers have a compelling interest in having strong and effective collective bargaining. The 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association leaves intact the sound law of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education.
Award-winning author Drew Daywalt to join OEA in celebrating reading at central Ohio schools March 16 and 17
COLUMBUS – March 14, 2016 – Drew Daywalt, author of the bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit and its sequel The Day the Crayons Came Home, will visit two central Ohio schools as part of the Ohio Education Association’s (OEA) 2016 celebration of Read Across America Day and National Reading Awareness Month.
Students, Teachers Rev Up for Read Across America
COLUMBUS – February 29, 2016 – Students across Ohio will join millions of their peers around the country to celebrate NEA's 18th annual Read Across America Day on March 2, 2016. It’s expected that more than 45 million people will pick up a book and read to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading.
The Ohio Education Association Says State Report Cards Should Be Seen in Context
COLUMBUS – February 25, 2016 – In response to the release today of the Ohio School Report Cards by the Ohio Department of Education, OEA urged state policy makers to take further steps to reduce the use of standardized tests to measure student achievement and evaluate teacher performance.
Perry Education Support Professionals Vote to Unionize, Join OEA
COLUMBUS – January 19, 2016 – In ballots counted today by the State Employment Relations Board, more than 200 custodians, aides, paraprofessionals, secretaries, food service workers, and other education support professionals in the Perry Local School District voted overwhelmingly to form a union affiliated with OEA.
OEA welcomes Congressional passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act
COLUMBUS – December 9, 2015 – OEA today heralded the end of the “test, blame and punish” era of the No Child Left Behind Act with the passage in Congress of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA recognizes that student success is more than a test score by allowing states to gauge student achievement through multiple measures.
OEA is granted temporary restraining order to ensure the voices of Youngstown educators are heard
COLUMBUS – December 2, 2015 – The Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas today issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Brenda Kimble, Youngstown Board of Education President, from appointing a relative, Carol Staten, to the Academic Distress Commission.