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OEA President Becky Higgins Welcomes You Back to School
Students can learn important things after school. Hi, I’m Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association. Let’s work together to help your child succeed in school. Talk to your child about their day at school. Take the time to read with your child. And use everyday activities to help them think and solve problems. Working together, parents and teachers can make this a successful school year for every student in Ohio. A message from the Ohio Education Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Ohio’s legislators consider policies that affect public education, it is critical that they hear from educators—the true experts on education issues. As teachers, faculty and education support professionals, OEA members have an obligation to get involved in these decisions and make their voices heard.
This toolkit is intended to be a fully dynamic resource of information on Common Core State Standards and contains six critical areas for understanding and preparing for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The toolkit will be updated periodically and as implementation of the Standards progress.
The pages within this section include model language for teacher evaluation and collective bargaining agreements, along with important state policy information and references to help local teams in their work on evaluations, especially in shaping board evaluation policy and sharing information with local members.
Whether it’s building internal strength in our locals or reaching out to education professionals who don’t yet have a union, the most effective organizing voices are those of OEA members! We are looking for members who want to help with organizing campaigns in their areas.
OEA’s Position on Nondiscriminatory Schools and Workplaces
The OEA has a longstanding history of advocating for a high quality public education that is accessible to all, and which promotes a fair and just society. There four statements present the OEA position on the obligation of public schools and the OEA to provide welcoming, nondiscriminatory environments.
If you look just beneath the surface of the “right to work” cause, you will see a campaign that is built on distortions and predicated on lies and whose unstated purpose would undermine workers’ safety, economic security and well-being. The true goal of right to work is to put more money into the pockets of corporate shareholders.
Ohio Schools is the OEA’s flagship publication, reaching the Association’s 121,000 members. The magazine explores the top education challenges—and opportunities—facing educators throughout Ohio. Flip through the interactive online edition of the current issue of Ohio Schools or view any of the back issues through 2005.
Making Education Work for Rural America Conference
The Rural Education National Forum is a unique opportunity for education, community, and business leaders to advance conversations around rural education and prosperity through collaborative action. Register online for the Forum held October 31-November 1, 2013 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Combined, OEA and its parent organization, the National Education Association, offer an impressive array of services and benefits, providing members with financial gains, legal representation and protection, and professional development, as well as resources and programs.
NEA Member Benefits is offering NEA members five chances to win $2,000 cash! If you’re one of the lucky $2,000 winners, you could choose to fund professional development courses for yourself, cover some of your expenses toward National Board Certification, or even help a family member with their college tuition!
It’s always a good time for a house-lift! You can spruce up your home in more ways than one with great discounts on house supplies, décor, security alarms, television, cleaning services and more. It turns out June is the perfect month for home improvement! Get started now by logging in to OEA Access Discounts today!
OEA Summer Academy participants tell their stories of making a difference.
There’s Nothing Funny About This Joke — Ohio’s Charter Schools
Last week, ODE official David Hansen resigned after admitting that he left out failing grades for some charter schools in the evaluations of the groups who sponsor them. His defense was that the F grades of those schools, when factored in with the other grades, would “mask successes elsewhere.” A simple Google search of “Ohio charter schools” will give you two things: a list of general charter school information sites as well as specific charter schools available, and many, many articles about the horrifying state of charter schools in Ohio. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal, and the Columbus Dispatch have all written critical articles or editorials about the lack of accountability and transparency with Ohio’s charter sc... [read more]