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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.

Ohio Education Association launches redistricting contest for students, educators

As Ohio’s lawmakers prepare to once again redraw the state legislative and congressional district maps, Ohio students and educators are being asked to try their own hands at redistricting as part of the Ohio Education Association’s new Design Ohio’s Future contest.

OEA welcomes CDC’s school reopening guidance, calls for federal support

Ohio Education Association welcomes CDC’s commonsense school reopening guidance, urges federal support to implement critical safety measures

OEA applauds resolution on use of state testing data, but urges further action

Ohio Education Association applauds Board of Ed. Member Collins’ resolution on use of state testing data, but urges further action

OEA urges passage of Fair School Funding Plan in light of new revenue estimates

In light of more robust revenue estimates, Ohio Education Association urges state lawmakers to pass Fair School Funding Plan now

Ohio Education Association Anticipating Release of Full Budget Details, Urges State Lawmakers to Ensure Education Funding is Top Priority

After Release of Budget ‘Blue Book,’ OEA Urges Lawmakers to Prioritize Education Funding

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