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Image: Creating Trisha Baxter — Soft Places to Dream
Vlog | Beyond the Classroom: Snuggled Up Inc.

When @TrishaBaxter (Northridge EA) learned that cold sleepless nights were a problem for half of the students in her class, she decided to do something about it by founding Snuggled Up, Inc. Now, the impact she’s making outside the school building is having a lifelong effect on her students, their families, and the community.

American Education Week — Keeping Students Safe & Secure

During American Education Week (Nov. 12-16, 2018), the OEA is taking the opportunity to raise awareness of, and to help eliminate the stigma of managing a disability or mental illness. To learn more about where OEA members collectively stand on the issues….

12,631 Thank-Yous! — Happy National ESPs Day

Happy National Education Support Professionals Day | #WeLoveOurESP | #AEW2018 | The Ohio Education Association is extending a hearty thank you to each of our 12,631 Education Support Professionals (ESPs) in recognition of 2018 National Education Support Professionals Day.

About Last Tuesday Night….

Let me get right to the point – the election results were deeply disappointing. We had a very good candidate for Governor in Rich Cordray. As we analyze the election to inform future strategies, we’ll also be re-doubling our efforts to address the issues that our members care about. We made important progress in the last General Assembly on such issues as reforms to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).

I’m Mad as Hell!

Mike DeWine and Jon Husted Let ECOT Rip Us Off! Enter the name of your school district or charter school to: www.KnowYourCharter.com — this tool not only provides the amount of funds transferred to local charter schools, but information on how those charter schools are performing compared with traditional public schools.

Respect & Rejuvenate — Cordray Best Choice for Ohio’s Teachers, Students

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Rich Cordray is the right choice for Ohio’s next governor. Ohio’s public schools currently rank 22nd in the nation. That is alarming, but even more startling is the fact that just eight years ago, when Republican John Kasich took office, Ohio’s public schools ranked 5th in the nation.

Plain Dealer: Cordray for Ohio Governor

If Ohio is to escape the second-class status that comes of having an under-educated workforce and a legislature with 20th-century thinking, the state’s next governor must be able not just to inspire change but also to make it happen. A …

Stand Up, Speak Out: Ohio Women’s Advocacy & Action Training

“Stand Up, Speak Out” workshop Sun., Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Cartoon Room of The Ohio State University Student Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. This free workshop will connect you with other women in your community, and give your the tools to be Election Day ready!

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