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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.

Ohio Education Association Urges Federal and State Lawmakers to Provide Relief in Face of Looming Budget Cuts

Governor DeWine’s plans to cut $465 million in funding over the next two months highlight urgent need for help.

OEA Supports Governor’s Decision to Extend School Closures

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) believes Governor DeWine made the right decision today to extend the closure of Ohio’s schools for the remainder of the school year to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

OEA Welcomes Today’s Actions by State lawmakers

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) commends the unanimous votes today by both chambers of the General Assembly on a comprehensive coronavirus relief package that includes important provisions that impact Ohio’s public schools.

OEA and OFT express concern about possible adverse impact of proposed new 2020 primary date

The presidents of the Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Federation of Teachers today sent a letter to the state’s elected leaders about the possible adverse impact on public schools of the proposed new date for the state’s 2020 primary.

Ohio Education Association Supports Governor’s Decision on School Closures

[March 12, 2020] The Ohio Education Association (OEA) stands ready to work with state leaders and local school districts to ensure that all students and staff are in a healthy and safe environment.

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