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OEA Congratulates Steve Dackin on Appointment as State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) looks forward to working with Steve Dackin in his new role as State Superintendent. OEA welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with Mr. Dackin to best meet the needs of Ohio’s students

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

Ohio Education Association celebrates STRS Board decision to restore some benefits

The State Teachers Retirement System Board voted Thursday to approve a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to eligible retirees for the 2022-2023 fiscal year and remove the age 60 requirement for retirement eligibility with full benefits that was scheduled to take effect in 2026. The OEA and its members advocated for these changes and welcome this news.

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

Backpack Bill would come at enormous cost

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is sounding the alarm about the grievous consequences House Bill 290 – known as the Backpack Bill — would bring for Ohio’s children and communities. HB 290 would drive a massive hole in the state budget with little accountability for the money, all while leading to greater racial segregation and worse student outcomes, OEA leaders warn.

OEA Hopes Court Decision on Maps Will Be Lesson Learned

Ohio Education Association Hopes State Supreme Court Decision on Gerrymandered Maps Will Be Lesson Learned for Commission

OEA applauds court decision striking down gerrymandered maps

OEA applauds the wisdom of the OH Supreme Court in striking down the gerrymandered maps that would have denied Ohioans a real voice in the Statehouse. This is a huge victory for voters & Ohio schools, which are greatly impacted by the decisions of the state’s elected lawmakers.

OEA urges swift Senate passage of Build Back Better act

Ohio Education Association celebrates big wins for children and public schools in Build Back Better plan; urges swift Senate passage

Big wins for pro-public education candidates should give state lawmakers marching orders

Ohio Education Association: Big wins for pro-public education candidates should send strong message to state lawmakers

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