Countdown to Election Day: November 6, 2018

OEA-endorsed Candidates

Early In-person & Absentee Ballot by Mail begins October 10!

Are you registered to vote?

Central Ohio Weekend of Action — Sept. 22 & 23

The OEA Educators for Ohio group is hosting a Central Ohio Weekend of Action, September 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to Noon. All OEA members are invited to join in a community canvass and phone bank to fellow members. Activist will pre-assemble at OEA Headquarters, 225 E. Broad Street, Columbus, 43215. Come be a part of the movement to resist Betsy DeVos and similar outside influences working against the cause of a quality public education regardless of zip code.

Video: Local E.A. Campaign 2018 Coordinator Webinar

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#RedForEd Each Wednesday!

We’re calling on all Ohio educators and support professionals to wear red each Wednesday! Join your peers around the nation to raise our collective voice on behalf our students, our communities, and our profession! Take the #RedForEd pledge!

Ohio Education Association Strongly Endorses Issue 1

“We believe that Issue 1 helps to address the urgent need to fix Ohio’s broken and overcrowded prison system that puts in jail non-violent offenders at the expense of adequately funding prevention and treatment programs,” said OEA President Becky Higgins.

Ohio’s 2018 District Report Cards Incomplete

Columbus, OH — September 13, 2018 | "...a student’s zip code can predict a family’s financial security and significant obstacles to their educational success — before ever stepping a foot into a classroom or school. The current letter-grade system as well as state takeover measures do not help educators to address academic barriers."

Photo: OEA President Becky Higgins and Gubernatorial Candidate Richard Cordray at the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education convention, May 19, 2018.
OEA Applauds Cordray’s Education Plan

(September 12, 2018—Columbus) OEA Pres. Becky Higgins: “We believe Rich Cordray has a student-centered agenda that makes public education a top priority. He has an impressive understanding of the key education issues Ohio’s next Governor will face — from the need to invest in support services, ending the reliance on high-stakes, standardized tests, to reining in poorly performing charter schools.”

Where was Mike DeWine to Rein in ECOT?
OEA: Should We Believe What DeWine Says About Education or What He’s Actually Done?

Where was DeWine to rein in ECOT? DeWine was voting against funding programs that would have benefited Ohio's public schools! We think a better bet for ensuring that every student and educator in Ohio has the resources and support they need to succeed is to vote for Richard Cordray for Governor.

OEA Opposes Proposal of Federal Funds to Buy Guns for Educators

OEA President Becky Higgins: “The idea of arming teachers is simply a bad idea. It does not make our schools and our students safer. The suggestion that Title IV-A funds, which are meant to be used for mental health, bullying prevention, and other programs would be used to put guns into our classrooms is unacceptable."

Mark Your Calendar

Mon 24

Area 3 Meeting

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 26

Area 5 Meeting

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 27

Area 4 Meeting

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 28

NEA Board of Directors

September 28 - September 29
Fri 28

OEA Committees

September 28 - September 29
Sat 29

Southwest Ohio Weekend of Action — Sept. 29th & 30th

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 30

Reds vs. Pirates — OEA Night, Sept. 30th

September 30 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 02

Central Executive Board

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 03

Area 2 Meeting

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 09

Central Committee

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Countdown to Election Day: November 6, 2018

OEA-endorsed Candidates

Early In-person & Absentee Ballot by Mail begins October 10!

Are you registered to vote?


2018-2019 OEA Master Calendar

Click here to download the 2018-2019 OEA Master Calendar. Please be aware that all dates are subject to change. A search tool is available to find and view a specific event on the calendar.

Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Education Association #ABConduct tips
#ABConduct Tip Sheets

The Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Education Association has a series of career tips on how to recognize as well as address ethical dilemmas.

2018-2019 Member Resource Guide

Thank you for your membership, your voice, and your commitment to education. As an OEA member you have access to an array of benefits and services at the local, state and national levels.

Featured Member Benefits

Additional Member Benefits
As the professionals who work with Ohio’s students every day, OEA members have chosen to devote their careers to public education. All active or retired OEA members — whether they’re teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, nurses, support professionals, or JVS or higher-education faculty — care about students. And OEA membership is there to support you in the important, life-changing work that you’re doing.