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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 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. Register online now.
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.
Getting your classroom ready for your new students is both fun and economical with SmileMakers. Right now, through August 8th, NEA members can enjoy back-to-school savings of up to 50%, plus get free shipping on orders of $25 or more. And as always, check out the new “Buy-lights” from NEA Click & Save.
Load up the family for a fun road trip full of adventure, good food and great memories. OEA Access has all the savings you’ll need on hotel stays, dining and theme parks. And, of course, July is the great month we, as Americans, celebrate Independence Day! We wish you a happy July while relaxing under our umbrella of savings!
OEA Summer Academy participants tell their stories of making a difference.
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I’m looking over Gallup’s “State of America’s Schools Report.” There’s a lot of interesting stuff in it and you should probably read it. This statement caught my interest: Among employees in 12 different occupational categories Gallup surveyed in 2012, K-12 teachers were the least likely to agree with the statement, “At work, my opinions seem [... [read more]