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Ohio Education Association Endorses Cordray for Governor

“Richard Cordray displayed an impressive understanding of the key issues that Ohio’s next Governor will face – from the need to invest more in the state’s public schools and less in poor-performing charter schools.

Ohio Education Association elects new Secretary-Treasurer

Friday, May 11, Mark Hill of the Worthington Education Association, was elected Secretary-Treasurer of Ohio’s largest association of public employees, the Ohio Education Association (OEA). Hill will serve a three-year term beginning July 15, 2018.

OEA Says ECOT Students Will be Welcomed in Local Public Schools

The President of the Ohio Education Association, Becky Higgins, said today that parents who are disappointed by the closing of the state’s largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, should consider their local public schools as a viable …

OEA member participates in global program

COLUMBUS – November 9, 2017 – Ohio Education Association member Michael Hamilton took part in graduate studies in Baja this past summer through Miami University’s Project Dragonfly. Hamilton of Maineville, OH, studied desert and marine landscapes through ecological and social field methods. Hamilton is a graduate student with Miami University’s Earth …

Educators recommend Sherrod Brown for the U.S. Senate

COLUMBUS – October 6, 2017 – The National Education Association’s political action committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, and the Ohio Education Association’s Fund for Children and Public Education (FCPE) have endorsed Sherrod Brown for the U.S. …

SCOTUS agrees to hear Janus case on fair share fees

COLUMBUS – September 28, 2017 – The following statement can be attributed to Ohio Education Association President, Becky Higgins: “The decision today by the US Supreme Court to hear arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME is part of …

OEA says new state report cards don’t tell the whole story

COLUMBUS – September 25, 2017 – “The new report cards showing a statewide improvement in student test scores in many but not all areas of the state are a welcome development,” said OEA President Becky Higgins, “as students adjust to …

OEA applauds Governor’s vetoes of cap on Medicaid expansion and charter school measures, but is disappointed by other actions

COLUMBUS – July 1, 2017 – “The legislature’s attempt to put a cap on Medicaid expansion would have had a profoundly negative impact on our students and their families,” said Becky Higgins, President of the Ohio Education Association (OEA). “We …

Statement from the Ohio Education Association on the House budget

COLUMBUS – April 25, 2017 – “We appreciate the addition of $90 million in education funding in the House budget given the tight revenue situation, and we are glad the House listened to the voices of educators and removed the …

Ohio School Districts Can Receive Funds For Breakfast In The Classroom

COLUMBUS – October 6, 2016 – Beginning today, Ohio school districts can apply for a grant from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (the Partners) to provide a much-needed healthy and nutritious morning meal to local students and help increase …

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