2010 Press Releases

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House Action Keeps U.S. On The Road To Economic Recovery

Legislation Would Save Nearly 5000 Education Jobs In Ohio As Students Return To Classrooms WASHINGTON — July 28, 2010 — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday containing emergency funds to help states cope with the Great Recession and …

9,000 Educators Fired Up To Take The Lead In Schools

NEA Delegates Wrap Up Week Of Organizing On Education Policy NEW ORLEANS — July 7, 2010 — In the face of unprecedented budget cuts in public education and unrelenting criticism of public education, Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National …

Ohio Education Association Announces Endorsements

COLUMBUS — May 25, 2010 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA) Fund for Children and Public Education (OEA-FCPE) recently announced its second round of recommendations for the November 2010 statewide elections. The OEA–FCPE has recommended the following: Lee Fisher for …

OEA Re-Elects President And Vice-President

COLUMBUS — May 14, 2010 — Members of the Ohio Education Association, the state’s largest education employee union, have re-elected Patricia Frost-Brooks to a second three-year term as President, and William Leibensperger to a second three-year term as Vice President. OEA …

Gov. Ted Strickland Wins Ohio Education Association Friend Of Education Award

COLUMBUS — May 6, 2010 — The Ohio Education Association recognizes Governor Ted Strickland as the recipient of OEA’s 2010 Friend of Education Award. The Friend of Education Award honors a person and/or organization whose leadership, acts, and support have …

OEA Members Tell Sen. Sherrod Brown To Protect Their Jobs

Ohio Education Association tele-town hall meeting attracts 2,000 educators COLUMBUS — May 3, 2010 — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), fielded questions from OEA members about the escalating amount of teacher layoffs throughout Ohio via a telephone town hall meeting. …

NEA Urges Immediate Passage Of Keep Our Educators Working Act

WASHINGTON — April 14, 2010 — As the school year winds down, kids across the country are preparing for summer break, camp and family vacations.  Yet, as the end of the school year approaches, so does the likelihood that there will be …

OEA Comments On Judge’s Ruling Of The Release Of Personal Information

COLUMBUS — April 6, 2010 — In an important decision for teachers and education professionals in Ohio, Judge Dan Hogan of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas  has issued an order in favor of the Ohio Education Association stating …

Statement From The OEA Regarding Lawsuit To Prevent The Release Of Personal Information

COLUMBUS — March 22, 2010 — Oral arguments were held today in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas before Judge Dan Hogan regarding OEA’s lawsuit to prevent the release of residential (home) addresses, home telephone numbers and personal email addresses of …