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Urgent Request to All Brilliant LSC Members!

The Brilliant Leadership Council need members of its 11 locals of the Brilliant Leadership Council to stand in solidarity with the Barnesville Association of Classified Employees, who are facing take-aways of their insurance benefits in bargaining. When: Thursday October 17th, …

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Engage With OEA During 4th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

“The OEA officers and two members chosen for their activism and past FCPE* participation will be watching the action — we’re going to be interacting with the candidates, and we want to hear from you,” said OEA President Scott DiMauro. “Join the OEA conversation on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by using the hashtag #OEA2020.”

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Survey: 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. Here’s where we need to hear from you — by October 20, 2019.

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Norwood T.A.’s Leila Kubesch Named 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria surprised students and staff at Norwood Middle School this week by announcing that Leila Kubesch was selected as Ohio’s 2020 teacher of the year.

Ohio Pension Plans
Sept. 2019 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.

OEA-Retired Elections
2019 OEA-Retired Elections — Oct. 1-31st

Welcome to the 2019 OEA-R Election season. Election-America will again serve as our service provider. The 2019 Election period opens October 1, 2019, at 9 a.m., Eastern time. Please watch your U.S. Mail delivery for an Official Election Notice. It …

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Fractions & Student Success — Oct.15th

This virtual learning course is designed to build upon fraction content knowledge of teachers, instructional coaches, math specialists, and leaders of professional learning. The focus is on elementary grades 1 through 5. October 15 – November 26, 2019.

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Scholarships for 2020 NEA National Leadership Summit Due Sept. 28th

The 2020 Summit will be held in Orlando, Florida, March 13-15, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The summit will further develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions. Applications due Sept. 28th

OEA: State Report Cards Continue to Mislead

“It is past time to end the use of confusing and misleading state report cards in Ohio,” said OEA President Scott DiMauro. “We need a new report card system that is fair, informative and transparent.”

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Legislative Testimony on HB 70 — State Takeover Law

Members of the Senate Education Committee, on behalf of the OEA’s 123,000 members, The draft bill under consideration makes a variety of proposals intended to address ongoing problems with the Ohio law (HB 70) authorizing state takeovers of local school districts. The major shortcoming of the draft bill continues to be the lack of checks-and-balances.