2021 Advocacy and Organizing Institute

Attend the Advocacy and Organizing Institute (AOI) conference and sharpen your skills as an advocate for public education and for your fellow member. This year's conference will be held virtually.

OEA Seeks Answers About State Bd. of Ed. Member’s Role in Jan. 6 Events

Ohio Education Association Calls For State Board of Education Member Kirsten Hill to Denounce Violent Insurrection in the Capitol, Provide Answers About Her Organizing Role

Ohio Education Association Applauds Plans to Prioritize Educators for COVID-19 Vaccines

Ohio Education Association Applauds State’s Plans to Include Educators, School Staff in Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccinations

OEA Endorses Andrew Smith for the STRS Board
Annual Student Art Contest

Ohio Schools is looking for some creative cover ideas… and students’ thoughts on what makes their school great! Deadline to submit, January 31, 2021.

Legislative Watch – December 18, 2020

Updates regarding House Bill 409 and House House Bill 442

Ohio Education Association Urges Schools, State to Put Education First: Reset, Restart, Re-Prioritize, Resource

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Ohio, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is calling on state leaders and school districts across the state to demonstrate their commitment to putting students first in their pandemic response by following a four-point plan that reflects the latest science and best practices for ensuring Ohio’s children receive a high-quality education in a safe environment.

Ohio Education Association Urges Senate to Quickly Pass SB 376 After Companion Legislation was Approved in House

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) applauds the Ohio House for passing Substitute House Bill 305 by an overwhelmingly bipartisan 84-8 vote*, better known as the Fair School Funding Plan (FSFP), and urges Senate members to quickly take up and approve the companion legislation in their chamber, Senate Bill 376. The FSFP represents a critical step toward addressing Ohio’s school funding crisis and to finally ensure that Ohio’s students are given the state resources needed to receive a world-class education.

Urge Senators to Fix School Funding Now – Pass HB 305/SB 376

OEA believes the current funding formula fails to adequately support students. NOW is the time to fix school funding! OEA urges the Ohio Senate to pass HB 305/SB 376

Ohio Education Association Urges Governor to Reject Senate Bill 89’s Harmful Voucher Expansion

OEA asking lawmakers to pass House Bill 305 to mitigate SB 89 damage

OEA Optimistic About SB 376’s School Funding Proposals

OEA welcomes discussion about state reforms to fix Ohio’s broken school funding system and remains hopeful for a solution to address the needs of Ohio students.

OEA Calls for State, Federal Leadership as COVID-19 Numbers Rise

Ohio Education Association Calls for State, Federal Leadership and Funding for Schools as Ohio Sees COVID-19 Case Numbers Rise

Ohio Education Association Calls for Full Remote Learning in Counties in Highest Tiers of State’s Public Health Advisory Alert System

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Ohio, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is urging the state to enact stronger measures to keep students and educators safe. Those include requirements for schools to follow all CDC safety guidelines in counties where infection rates are lower and mandates for schools in counties where infection rates are higher to open only for remote instruction as long as it is necessary

Ohio Pension Plans
October 2020 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

In Wake of Release of Barebones 2020 Ohio School Report Cards, Ohio Education Association Urges Overhaul of State’s Broken Report Card System

As schools return to session in the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is joining the conversations to shape policies for educating Ohio’s children and keeping educators and families across the country safe.

OEA Leaders Working to Shape State, Federal COVID-19 Response Policies

As schools return to session in the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is joining the conversations to shape policies for educating Ohio’s children and keeping educators and families across the country safe.

OEA’s Opposition to House Bill 606

OEA opposes House Bill 606 as passed by the Ohio Senate due to new provisions inserted. Here is the letter sent to Speaker Cupp stating OEA's position.

OEA Reopening survey results

OEA recently conducted a scientifically reliable poll of its members to gauge their feelings on plans to re-open Ohio's public schools

OEA Applauds Governor’s Mask Order for Hot-Spot Counties

As Ohio’s local school districts confront the challenges of educating students this fall amidst a global pandemic, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) welcomes the decision by Governor Mike DeWine to require Ohioans in the counties where Covid-19 is spreading most rapidly to wear masks in public places.

OEA Urges Greater Accountability in Reopening Plans for Schools

As Ohio’s teachers, education support professionals, and students prepare to head back to school in the fall, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) welcomes the guidelines released by Governor Mike DeWine Thursday, and encourages the Administration to give additional consideration to enforcement of the guidelines

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.

OEA/NEA MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS
Your OEA membership is there to support you in the important, life-changing work that you’re doing. Visit OEA ACCESS to unlock even more dining, travel, auto, retail, and recreational discounts.

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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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Shaping a Vision for Accurate, Meaningful State Report Cards

OEA is calling for an end to the use of arbitrary letter grades and questionable methodologies that are biased against low-income districts. Our goal is to make report cards easier to understand so that they are more useful for parents and the community.

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OEA Higher Education Benefit

Imagine What You Can Achieve with the OEA Higher Education Benefit – for FREE. Visit FreeCollege.OHEA.org to learn more.

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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Feb 06

2021 Advocacy and Organizing Institute

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

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