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OEA, citing data, calls for school districts to issue temporary mask mandates

Ohio Education Association, citing data, calls for school districts to issue temporary mask mandates until Delta variant poses significantly less danger to students and staff.

Ohio Education Association urges all Ohioans to participate in public redistricting reform hearings

Ohio voters twice passed redistricting reform measures. Today was the first meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission. It was a brief organizational meeting that mentioned tentative plans for nine public hearings

OEA Statement on Latest Mask Wearing Guidance

Ohio Education Association issues statement about latest COVID-19 mask wearing guidance from CDC and others

OEA thanks Superintendent Paolo DeMaria for his long service

OEA thanks Superintendent Paolo DeMaria for his long service, leaves big shoes to fill for next State Superintendent

Ohio Education Association praises decision to implement Fair School Funding Plan in state budget; Concerned about future funding commitment

The Ohio Education Association commends the Conference Committee decision to use the Fair School Funding Plan as the state’s school funding mechanism for the next two school years. However, OEA is concerned about the state’s future commitment to the plan, which if not fully funded will continue to shortchange Ohio’s 1.6 million public school students.

OEA: ‘No excuses. Pass the Fair School Funding Plan now.’

OEA to Ohio budget conference committee members: ‘No excuses. Pass the Fair School Funding Plan now.’

OEA Condemns Bills Seeking to Ban ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Ohio Schools

OEA President Scott DiMauro released a statement in opposition to House Bills 327 and 322, which both aim to ban Ohio’s public schools from teaching so-called “divisive concepts,” after hearings in the House State and Local Government Committee Tuesday morning.

New data, same old story: Vouchers hurt Ohio’s kids, taxpayers

Updates on Know Your Charter site illustrate harm caused by just one of Ohio’s five voucher programs – the state’s EdChoice performance-based program

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Students, educators can now enter Ohio Education Association’s redistricting contest through June 1, 2021

Ohio Education Association’s Design Ohio’s Future contest has been extended to accept entries through June 1 to ensure no great ideas for fair maps are left out.

Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers Oppose Legislative Attack on Trans Students

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, and Scott DiMauro, President of the Ohio Education Association, released the following joint statement in opposition to HB 61 & SB 132, bills that would ban trans students from competing in school sports consistent with their gender identity.

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