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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.

OEA Leaders Working to Shape State, Federal COVID-19 Response Policies

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.

OEA Endorses Jennifer Brunner and John O’Donnell for Ohio Supreme Court

When voters cast their ballots this year in the critically-important Ohio Supreme Court races, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) strongly believes Judge John O’Donnell and Judge Jennifer Brunner are the best choices for the future of public education in the state.

OEA Applauds Governor’s Mask Order for Hot-Spot Counties

As Ohio’s local school districts confront the challenges of educating students this fall amidst a global pandemic, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) welcomes the decision by Governor Mike DeWine to require Ohioans in the counties where Covid-19 is spreading most rapidly to wear masks in public places.

OEA Urges Greater Accountability in Reopening Plans for Schools

As Ohio’s teachers, education support professionals, and students prepare to head back to school in the fall, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) welcomes the guidelines released by Governor Mike DeWine Thursday, and encourages the Administration to give additional consideration to enforcement of the guidelines

Ohio Education Association Supports State Resolutions Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

As the national conversation about racial and economic inequities continues, the OEA stands in support of the concurring resolutions (HCR 31 and SCR 14) under consideration in the Ohio House and Senate to declare racism a public health crisis and create a working group to promote racial equity.

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