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, 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
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 US Department of Education and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos COVID-19 national emergency and public health crisis.
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.
Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
Interested in becoming a state delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly? Declaration of candidacy forms are located at this link.
Protect Your Students. Protect Your Contract. Protect Your Profession.
The State Takeover law still removes local control of public schools and denies collective bargaining rights for educators based on biased and misleading state report cards.
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Your OEA membership is there to support you in the important, life-changing work that you’re doing. Visit OEA ACCESS to unlock even more dining, travel, auto, retail, and recreational discounts.
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.
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.
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