Legislature Watch – Legislature Passes Emergency Coronavirus Legislation

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the House and Senate both gave unanimous approval to legislation (HB 197) that includes several changes to current law in reaction to the unprecedented public health crisis.  The changes to law are temporary, lasting just for this year and will take effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature.  Among the changes are cancellation of state testing, the elimination of school report cards, freezing EdChoice eligibility and an extension of primary voting until April 28th.

Andrea Beeman, an Ohio special education paraprofessional, is named ESP of the Year

Andrea Beeman, a special education paraprofessional at Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, Ohio has been named the 2020 National Education Association’s Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year

OEA Welcomes Today’s Actions by State lawmakers

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) commends the unanimous votes today by both chambers of the General Assembly on a comprehensive coronavirus relief package that includes important provisions that impact Ohio’s public schools.

New announcements from the U.S. Department of Education

New announcements from US Department of Education and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos COVID-19 national emergency and public health crisis.

Taking Comfort in What We Know: Surviving as a Type A Teacher in Times of Uncertainty

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | I’m a Type A teacher who thrives on planning. It’s difficult to plan when there are so many questions and so few answers. I can’t help but feel truly overwhelmed.

Ohio Pension Plans
February 2020 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

NEA Representative Assembly

Interested in becoming a state delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly? Declaration of candidacy forms are located at this link.

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OEA Legal Services — Protecting Your Rights

The high cost of hiring an attorney to protect employment rights should not be a deterrent to an OEA member. Each year, the OEA-NEA Legal Services Program provides paid legal representation to members who are forced to take legal action in a matter relating to their job.

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Shaping a Vision for Accurate, Meaningful State Report Cards

OEA is calling for an end to the use of arbitrary letter grades and questionable methodologies that are biased against low-income districts. Our goal is to make report cards easier to understand so that they are more useful for parents and the community.

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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2019-2020 Online Master Calendar

July 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020
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OEA Board

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