All in for Ohio Kids responds to Gov. DeWine’s proposed budget

Public Education Supporters Respond to Governor DeWine’s Proposed Biennial Budget

Student Debt Relief

On January 10, 2023 the Department of Education released a proposed regulation that delivers on the plan President Biden announced in August to provide millions of borrowers with more affordable monthly student loan payments

Annual Student Art Contest

Ohio Schools Magazine is looking for some creative cover ideas... and students' thoughts on what makes their school great! Deadline to submit, March 1, 2023.

Legislative Watch – December 16, 2022

HJR 6 Does Not Advance in Lame Duck; Anti-Honesty in Education Censorship Bills Fail to Pass in 134th Ohio General Assembly ; Efforts to Gut State Board of Education Fails on House Floor; Ohio General Assembly Approves Spending Bill; HB 554 - Expired Educator Licenses Can Be Immediately Renewed for At Least Two Years ; Legislature Passes Bill that Limits Voting Rights; Bill to Repeal Retention Under TGRG Not Enacted; HB 509 – School Psychologist Licenses Moved from ODE to State Board of Psychology

OEA reflects on final days of Lame Duck

Ohio Education Association reflects on the final days of Lame Duck, looks forward to working with lawmakers to support public education and educators in new session

Legislative Watch – December 9, 2022

OEA Testifies Against HJR 6; Senate Passes Bill Shifting Education to Governor; Ohio Senate Committee Replaces Trans Sports Gender Exam with Birth Certificate Requirement

Legislative Watch – December 2, 2022

OEA Opposes Proposal to Require Supermajority for Citizen-Led Initiatives; OEA Cautions Against Rush to Restructure Education Governance in Lame Duck Session 

Ohio Pension Plans
December 2022 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.

Take Action to Protect the Will of the People

Democracy in Ohio is facing a new attack with the constitutional amendment proposed by Secretary of State Frank LaRose and State Representative Brian Stewart (R-Ashville). House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR 6) would make it much harder to pass citizen-initiated constitutional amendments in our state by requiring a supermajority of 60% of the vote.  

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Cleveland Cavaliers Educator Appreciation Games

Join the Cavaliers for an Educator Appreciation Night on Feb 11, 2023 against the Bulls with exclusive fan experiences and offers. Special group discounted tickets to several other games are available throughout the season.

Education Champions
Celebrate Ohio’s exceptional educators. Nominate an educator in your community today!

Ohio’s educators make a difference in their students’ lives every day. From classroom teachers to paraeducators, professors, bus drivers, school secretaries, custodians, and more, Ohio’s public school employees have dedicated their lives to serving our kids and making our schools great. Help recognize an Education Champion by nominating a special educator!

Public Sector Employment and Political Activism: Using Your Voice While Protecting Your Job

The First Amendment protects all citizens of the United States by limiting the government’s ability to abridge freedom of speech. However, when the government is also a person’s employer things can become a bit more complicated.

OEA Congratulates 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell

Oberlin High School teacher Kurt Russell has been named the 2022 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Russell had been in the running for this prestigious honor after being selected as the 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year.

OEA denounces House Bill 616

Ohio Education Association denounces House Bill 616, vows to continue fight to ensure students have freedom to learn and thrive

OEA condemns latest version of House Bill 327

Ohio Education Association condemns latest version of House Bill 327, vows to continue fight to give Ohio’s children an honest education

OEA/NEA MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS
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.

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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.

Wellness Issues and Resources

There is currently an increased need to provide OEA members with information and resource offerings in relation to stress/wellness. This is a roundup of resources to support student and staff mental health.

EdPro Connect

Ohio Education Association’s Education Professional Connection (EdPro Connect) provides background and resources on the most current topics in public education. Each EdPro Connect entry features insights from OEA professionals as well as links to additional resources

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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Additional Events