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OEA Seeks Answers About State Bd. of Ed. Member’s Role in Jan. 6 Events

Ohio Education Association Calls For State Board of Education Member Kirsten Hill to Denounce Violent Insurrection in the Capitol, Provide Answers About Her Organizing Role

Ohio Education Association Applauds Plans to Prioritize Educators for COVID-19 Vaccines

Ohio Education Association Applauds State’s Plans to Include Educators, School Staff in Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Ohio Education Association Urges Schools, State to Put Education First: Reset, Restart, Re-Prioritize, Resource

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Ohio, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is calling on state leaders and school districts across the state to demonstrate their commitment to putting students first in their pandemic response by following a four-point plan that reflects the latest science and best practices for ensuring Ohio’s children receive a high-quality education in a safe environment.

Ohio Education Association Urges Senate to Quickly Pass SB 376 After Companion Legislation was Approved in House

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) applauds the Ohio House for passing Substitute House Bill 305 by an overwhelmingly bipartisan 84-8 vote*, better known as the Fair School Funding Plan (FSFP), and urges Senate members to quickly take up and approve the companion legislation in their chamber, Senate Bill 376. The FSFP represents a critical step toward addressing Ohio’s school funding crisis and to finally ensure that Ohio’s students are given the state resources needed to receive a world-class education.

Ohio Education Association Urges Governor to Reject Senate Bill 89’s Harmful Voucher Expansion

OEA asking lawmakers to pass House Bill 305 to mitigate SB 89 damage

OEA Optimistic About SB 376’s School Funding Proposals

OEA welcomes discussion about state reforms to fix Ohio’s broken school funding system and remains hopeful for a solution to address the needs of Ohio students.

OEA Calls for State, Federal Leadership as COVID-19 Numbers Rise

Ohio Education Association Calls for State, Federal Leadership and Funding for Schools as Ohio Sees COVID-19 Case Numbers Rise

Ohio Education Association Calls for Full Remote Learning in Counties in Highest Tiers of State’s Public Health Advisory Alert System

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Ohio, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is urging the state to enact stronger measures to keep students and educators safe. Those include requirements for schools to follow all CDC safety guidelines in counties where infection rates are lower and mandates for schools in counties where infection rates are higher to open only for remote instruction as long as it is necessary

Ohio’s Educators Expect Education Policy Answers from Presidential Debate

As presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump prepare to face off on the debate stage in Cleveland Tuesday, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is preparing to host a virtual watch party for Ohio’s educators and facilitate local watch parties across the state. Ohio’s teachers, education support professionals, students, and families deserve concrete answers about critical education policy questions that will likely come up during the debate.

In Wake of Release of Barebones 2020 Ohio School Report Cards, Ohio Education Association Urges Overhaul of State’s Broken Report Card System

As schools return to session in the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is joining the conversations to shape policies for educating Ohio’s children and keeping educators and families across the country safe.

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