2014 Press Releases

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NEW STUDY: Local Taxes Being Used To Subsidize Charter Schools When State Aid Is Insufficient To Cover The Costs

COLUMBUS – December 16, 2014 – Local taxpayers are being forced to subsidize charter schools, many of them with poor academic records, according to a new study by the Ohio Charter School Accountability Project. Education Policy experts and school superintendents …

OEA Reaction To The State Board Of Education Removal Of Ratios From The Operating Standards

COLUMBUS – December 10, 2014 – The following statement is attributed to Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association: “The OEA is disappointed that the State Board of Education removed ratios from Rule 5 of the Operating Standards that …

The Ohio Education Association Recognizes American Education Week

COLUMBUS – November 17, 2014 – The following statement is attributed to Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association: We invite people across the state to join the Ohio Education Association and millions of Americans nationwide this week in …

OEA Urges State Board To Keep Language In Rule 5 Of Ohio Operating Standards

COLUMBUS – November 11, 2014 – Ohio Education Association (OEA) Vice President Scott DiMauro testified today at the State Board of Education hearing on the 5 of 8 rule in the Ohio Operating Standards. OEA is gravely concerned with the …

OEA Welcomes The Introduction Of Legislation To Delay The Use Of High-Stakes Decisions Based On Student Test Scores

COLUMBUS — October 21, 2014 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA) today applauded the introduction of House Bill 642 by Representative Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo. The bill calls for a 3-year suspension of high-stakes decisions based on student test scores in …

Comparative Analysis Of Imagine Schools Shows Below Average Performance Scores

Report Of Questionable Lease Deal Prompts Performance Review Of For-Profit Charter COLUMBUS— October 15, 2014 — Prompted by reports of questionable leasing practices, a new analysis shows that the Imagine Schools have a below-average performance index score for charter schools, …

“KnowYourCharter.Com” — New Website Provides Detailed Comparison Of Charter And Traditional Public Schools; Improves Data Transparency

OEA, Innovation Ohio Unveil New, Easy To Use Online Tool For Parents, Educators, Policymakers And Taxpayers COLUMBUS — September 30, 2014 — The Ohio Education Association and Innovation Ohio today announced the launch of a new website for parents, taxpayers …

OEA Launches IPhone And Android Apps For Advocacy And Membership Engagement

COLUMBUS – September 23, 2014 – The Ohio Education Association (OEA) today officially launched the mobile applications for its members and the public to stay up-to-date on the latest news, events and advocacy campaigns affecting educators and students in Ohio. …

OEA Reaffirms Support For Common Core While Also Calling For Smarter Implementation

COLUMBUS – August 27, 2014  – The Ohio Education Association (OEA) today provided testimony in opposition to House Bill 597, which would repeal Ohio’s voluntary adoption of the Common Core education standards. At the same time, Vice-President Scott DiMauro urged …

Pickerington Education Support Professionals Vote To Unionize, Join OEA

COLUMBUS – July 8, 2014 – More than 260 custodians, paraprofessionals, secretaries and other education support professionals in the Pickerington Local School District have voted to form a union affiliated with the Ohio Education Association (OEA). The ballots were counted …

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