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Breakfast in the Classroom
Children’s Hunger Alliance Awarded OEA 2018 Friend of Education

Hungry children have trouble concentrating in school. That’s why the Children’s Hunger Alliance works to ensure more kids start their day with a healthy meal. Our School & Summer Nutrition team worked with 13 school districts in Ohio during the …

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Twinsburg Educator Named NEA’s 2018 George I. Sánchez Memorial Awardee

Ohio Education Association member Lynnette Jimenez (Twinsburg EA) has been chosen to receive the National Education Association’s 2018 George I. Sánchez Memorial Award. NEA presents the Memorial Award to a nominee whose activities significantly impact education and the achievement of …

NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants
Ohio Educators Recipients of NEA grants

Stephanie Bennington of Massillon, Ohio and Casey Clark of North Canton, Ohio are each recent recipients of a $2,000 Learning and Leadership grant from the NEA Foundation. Bennington and Clark are among the 72 prestigious grant awards amounting to $261,000 …

2018 Champions of Breakfast Awards Announced

Seven OEA-member districts were recently acknowledged as 2018 Champion of School Breakfast Awardees. The award highlights the collaborative efforts between school administration, teachers, child nutrition and other building support personnel to enhance or expand access and student participation in breakfast …

Wil Trapp, Columbus Crew SC — 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week

Wil Trapp of the Columbus Crew SC visits Brookside ES (Worthington) “Thank you for all you do,” says Wil Trapp, a Columbus Crew SC defensive midfielder. In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, he also speaks to the value of …

OEA Spring RA: May 11-12, 2018

The Representative Assembly (RA), the policy-making body of the Ohio Education Association, will meet May 11-12, 2018, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The OEA RA meets semi-annually in the fall and in the spring to establish Association policies and …

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The Columbus Clippers’ OEA Educators Night: May 18, 2018

You’re invited to OEA NIGHT at Huntington Park on Friday, May 18, 2018, as the Columbus Clippers take on the Charlotte Knights. Gates open at 5:30 PM and the game starts at 7:15 p.m. Meet everyone’s favorite TV Principal Dennis …

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Register Today: OEA 2018 Summer Academy!

Building Member Power to Lead Relevant and Visible Associations OEA is excited to bring a dynamic, new format to the 2018 OEA Summer Academy. Working in teams, you will create strategic organizing plans to guide your association work for the …

Celebrate Ohio’s Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week

Instilling a passion to learn is a remarkable gift – one that our teachers give each day to their students. #OhioLovesTeachers is an opportunity to share untold success stories and to recognize educators whose actions shape the future for Ohio’s …

This Does Not Compute

My hands hovered over the keyboard as my brain caught up to what my fingers had just typed. Did I really just make that comment to a student? “The computer won’t know that this fragment works as part of your …

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