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OEA says new state report cards don’t tell the whole story

COLUMBUS – September 25, 2017 – “The new report cards showing a statewide improvement in student test scores in many but not all areas of the state are a welcome development,” said OEA President Becky Higgins, “as students adjust to …

OEA applauds Governor’s vetoes of cap on Medicaid expansion and charter school measures, but is disappointed by other actions

COLUMBUS – July 1, 2017 – “The legislature’s attempt to put a cap on Medicaid expansion would have had a profoundly negative impact on our students and their families,” said Becky Higgins, President of the Ohio Education Association (OEA). “We …

Statement from the Ohio Education Association on the House budget

COLUMBUS – April 25, 2017 – “We appreciate the addition of $90 million in education funding in the House budget given the tight revenue situation, and we are glad the House listened to the voices of educators and removed the …

Ohio School Districts Can Receive Funds For Breakfast In The Classroom

COLUMBUS – October 6, 2016 – Beginning today, Ohio school districts can apply for a grant from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (the Partners) to provide a much-needed healthy and nutritious morning meal to local students and help increase …

Donald Trump Is ‘Clueless About What Works’ For Students, Public Education

Trump Double-Downs On Failed Education Policies At Failing, For-Profit Charter School CLEVELAND – September 8, 2016 – With just weeks to go until Election Day, voters have been frustrated with Donald Trump’s failure to provide detailed plans on major issues …

Ohio teacher Gina Daniels goes to Washington to demand vote on Supreme Court nominee

Gina Daniels: Senate needs to put students and constitution ahead of partisan politics WASHINGTON – May 18, 2016 – Nine civics, history, and social studies teachers, including Gina Daniels from Licking Heights School District, went to Washington today to demand …

Ohio Education Association Re-Elects President And Vice President

COLUMBUS – May 16, 2016 – Members of the Ohio Education Association, the state’s largest public employee union, have re-elected Becky Higgins to a second three-year term as President, and Scott DiMauro to a second three-year term as Vice President.  …

OEA Statement On Ohio’s New State Superintendent Of Public Instruction

COLUMBUS – May 11, 2016 – The State Board of Education voted today to hire Paolo DeMaria as Ohio’s new superintendent of public instruction. “The Ohio Education Association congratulates the new superintendent on his hiring,” said OEA President, Becky Higgins. …

Ohio Educators Give Senator Portman A Civics Lesson On Judicial Appointment Process

Mounting Pressure In Ohio And Across The Country For Hearing And Vote On Supreme Court Nominee COLUMBUS – March 29, 2016 – Ohio educators, who teach students every day about the U.S. Constitution, joined the growing number of citizens who …

OEA Applauds Supreme Court Decision To Reaffirm Collective Bargaining

WASHINGTON – March 29, 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed that public employers have a compelling interest in having strong and effective collective bargaining. The 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association leaves intact the sound law …

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