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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

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.

Senate Bill 319 Would Provide Troubling Furlough Authority to School Districts

Senate Bill 319, which was recently introduced, seeks to make additional changes to education law for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Ohio Education Association Stands in Solidarity with Protestors Demanding an End to Systemic Racism and Brutality in wake of George Floyd’s Death

As Americans exercise their fundamental right to free speech by taking part in protests across the nation, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) joins them in urging long overdue reforms to address the unacceptable racial disparities in the United States.

In Senate Testimony, Ohio Education Association Urges Lawmakers to Prioritize Health and Safety in School Re-Opening Plans

Ohio Education Association (OEA) President Scott DiMauro today urged members of the Senate Finance Committee to ensure the safety of students, educators, support staff, and community members as new policies are created to move forward in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio Education Association Vows to Continue Fight Against Ill-Conceived State Takeover Law in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is disappointed but undeterred by the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2015 law that allowed the creation of state-appointed academic distress commissions, while wresting control from local school districts and failing to serve the best interests of students

Action Alert: Ohio Education Association Urges Members to Call on Congress to Provide Critical Funding for Schools

OEA President Scott DiMauro to address national audience Thursday to highlight urgent need for federal assistance as Ohio cuts funding for public schools.

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