Featured Affiliate Resources

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OEA Legal Services — Protecting Your Rights

The high cost of hiring an attorney to protect employment rights should not be a deterrent to an OEA member. Each year, the OEA-NEA Legal Services Program provides paid legal representation to members who are forced to take legal action in a matter relating to their job.

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2019-2020 Attorney Referral Program

The NEA/OEA Attorney Referral Program provides members two free 30-minute consultation sessions as well as additional legal services on personal matters at a substantially reduced rate.

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NEA ESP Leadership Institute Applications Available

The NEA is excited to announce the launch of its ESP Leadership Institute to train Educational Support Professionals members to become even more effective leaders in their associations. The deadline to apply is midnight, Sept. 13, 2019.

Featured Professional Resources

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Scholarships for 2020 NEA National Leadership Summit Due Sept. 28th

The 2020 Summit will be held in Orlando, Florida, March 13-15, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The summit will further develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions. Applications due Sept. 28th

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OEA/NEA Member Back-to-School Guide

Students may still be enjoying their summer vacations, but for educators, the beginning of the next school year is just around the corner. The editors of @NEAToday & OhioSchools Magazine have compiled a list of our best articles and resources to help you get ready for the fall semester.

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OEA Higher Education Benefit

Imagine What You Can Achieve with the OEA Higher Education Benefit You and your family members can now earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE. Visit FreeCollege.OHEA.org to learn more. Fall classes start Aug. 19th

Featured Scholarships and Awards

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OEA Educational Foundation

The work of the Ohio Educational Foundation is to fund initiatives that enhance student learning, student achievement, and well being, as well as promote social justice. Its Board of Directors is pleased to introduce four funding opportunities available to all OEA members.

OEA ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

The $4,000 2018-2019 ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship is presented each year to an Education Support Professional member currently enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program in Ohio or a senior education student who has been formally accepted for graduate study in a master’s degree of education program at an accredited Ohio college or university.

2018-2019 OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award

2018-2019 OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award. Paul Swaddling was a teacher for over 20 years in the Berea City Schools located in northeastern Ohio. His personal and professional life exemplified a commitment to his two great passions: education and peace.

Featured Take Action

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Ohio Senate Testimony: the Proposed Graduation Requirements’ Amendment

OEA is opposed to the amendment as it is currently written. Students should be able to demonstrate what they know in ways other than a standardized test. A child is more than a test score. Ohio’s graduation requirements should reflect this as well.