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OEA applauds court decision striking down gerrymandered maps

OEA applauds the wisdom of the OH Supreme Court in striking down the gerrymandered maps that would have denied Ohioans a real voice in the Statehouse. This is a huge victory for voters & Ohio schools, which are greatly impacted by the decisions of the state’s elected lawmakers.

OEA urges swift Senate passage of Build Back Better act

Ohio Education Association celebrates big wins for children and public schools in Build Back Better plan; urges swift Senate passage

Big wins for pro-public education candidates should give state lawmakers marching orders

Ohio Education Association: Big wins for pro-public education candidates should send strong message to state lawmakers

OEA & NEA Recommend Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate

NEA President Becky Pringle: “Tim Ryan is a champion for America’s students and Ohio’s working families.”

OEA Condemns Substitute House Bill 327

Ohio Education Association condemns attacks on honesty in education contained in Substitute House Bill 327, warns of dire consequences

OEA & OFT Oppose Bill That Endangers Students

Ohio Federation of Teachers and Ohio Education Association Oppose Legislation That Endangers Students

State report cards should spur districts to spend ARP funds

Ohio Education Association: State report cards highlight need for districts to spend federal ARP money, protect public school state funding

OEA, citing data, calls for school districts to issue temporary mask mandates

Ohio Education Association, citing data, calls for school districts to issue temporary mask mandates until Delta variant poses significantly less danger to students and staff.

Ohio Education Association urges all Ohioans to participate in public redistricting reform hearings

Ohio voters twice passed redistricting reform measures. Today was the first meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission. It was a brief organizational meeting that mentioned tentative plans for nine public hearings

OEA Statement on Latest Mask Wearing Guidance

Ohio Education Association issues statement about latest COVID-19 mask wearing guidance from CDC and others

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