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OEA celebrates advocacy wins in new state report card system

As families and education stakeholders around the state continue to examine the newly released state report card data, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is celebrating the hard work of Ohio’s dedicated educators to support the state’s students as they continue to overcome the challenges of pandemic-era learning. Further, OEA expresses its sincere gratitude to the lawmakers who answered OEA’s calls for report card reform, resulting in the fairer assessments that were made public today.

OEA members recommend pro-public education candidates for statewide, legislative races

Decisions made in Ohio’s statehouse and by other elected officials impact what happens in our public-school classrooms every day. Ohio Education Association members have spent the last several months interviewing candidates in political races around the state to make recommendations about who will best serve Ohio’s students, educators, and public schools if elected to office

OEA – Teacher wage gap report highlights teacher shortage cause

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examining the “teacher wage penalty” data is shining the spotlight on one of the root issues behind Ohio’s growing educator recruitment and retention crisis

Ohio Education Association expresses disappointment in Gov. DeWine’s shortsighted decision to sign HB 583

After charter and voucher hawks snuck 11th hour amendments into legislation meant to address the substitute teacher shortage in Ohio’s public schools, Governor Mike DeWine had the opportunity to do the right thing and line-item veto those ridiculous changes. Unfortunately, …

Ohio Education Association decries Gov. DeWine’s decision to sign HB 99

Ohio Education Association decries Gov. DeWine’s failure to stand up to gun lobby, address school safety concerns

Ohio Federation of Teachers and Ohio Education Association Urge Gov. DeWine to Veto House Bill 99

Ohio Education Association (OEA) and Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), released the following joint statement in opposition to House Bill 99, legislation that would gut training requirements for teachers and other school staff members who are authorized to carry guns in school buildings. OEA and OFT are urging Governor DeWine to veto the bill when it comes to his desk

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.

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