OEA: ‘No excuses. Pass the Fair School Funding Plan now.’

OEA to Ohio budget conference committee members: ‘No excuses. Pass the Fair School Funding Plan now.’

OEA Condemns Bills Seeking to Ban ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Ohio Schools

OEA President Scott DiMauro released a statement in opposition to House Bills 327 and 322, which both aim to ban Ohio’s public schools from teaching so-called “divisive concepts,” after hearings in the House State and Local Government Committee Tuesday morning.

Your action needed to support the Fair School Funding Plan

Now is the time for Ohio’s policymakers to enact the funding for schools that our students need and deserve. Take action today by contacting your legislators and urge them to adopt a budget that prioritizes our students and schools.

2021 Minority Leadership Training Program

Registration is now open for the 2021 Minority Leadership Training Program - Leadership Pathways. The OEA Minority Leadership Training Program provides participants, particularly OEA members of color, with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully serve as leaders at all levels of the Association–local, district, state and national.

Ohio Pension Plans
June 2021 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.

Legislative Watch – June 3, 2021

Senate Adopts Substitute Budget Bill Removes Fair School Funding Plan and Expands Vouchers

2021 Foundation Gala Prizes & Auction Items

Donate an item to the OEA Educational Foundation Online Auction! Save the Date for a virtual annual gala event on June 26, 2021, from 6:00 - 7;00 p.m.

Legislative Watch – May 28, 2021

Senate Bill 165 - OEA Testifies on ADC Release Bill

Legislative Watch – May 14, 2021

OEA Testifies in Support of Testing Reduction Legislation; SB 145 – OEA Provides Senate Education Committee Feedback on Report Card Bill; SB 1 – Ohio Senate Unanimously Passes Half-credit Financial Literacy Requirement

Ohio Pension Plans
May 2021 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.

New data, same old story: Vouchers hurt Ohio’s kids, taxpayers

Updates on Know Your Charter site illustrate harm caused by just one of Ohio’s five voucher programs – the state’s EdChoice performance-based program

2021 Summer Leadership Academy

The OEA Summer Leadership Academy is designed to help members at all levels of the association realize and develop skills and talents as leaders of their profession and their association while building relationships and organizing for power.  

Legislative Watch – April 28, 2021

Testing Reduction Legislation to Receive Proponent Testimony

Legislative Watch – April 23, 2021

Ohio House Passes State Budget Bill; OEA President DiMauro Testifies on Budget Bill in Ohio Senate

Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers Oppose Legislative Attack on Trans Students

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, and Scott DiMauro, President of the Ohio Education Association, released the following joint statement in opposition to HB 61 & SB 132, bills that would ban trans students from competing in school sports consistent with their gender identity.

Legislative Watch – March 19, 2021

House Bill 67 Advances to the Governor; HB 200: Report Card Overhaul Receives First Hearing Sponsor Testimony

Urge Senators to Fix School Funding Now – Pass Speaker Bob Cupp’s Fair School Funding Plan

The current school funding formula is unconstitutional and forces communities to make an impossible choice: higher property taxes or fewer opportunities for their kids. Ohio’s students deserve a funding formula that is fair and will meet all their educational needs, regardless of where they live. Click here to send a message to your legislators urging support of this bill.

OEA’s testimony in support of HB67

OEA Vice President Jeff Wensing delivered OEA proponent testimony on HB 67 to the committee on Thursday, February 18. This was his submitted testimony.

OEA welcomes CDC’s school reopening guidance, calls for federal support

Ohio Education Association welcomes CDC’s commonsense school reopening guidance, urges federal support to implement critical safety measures

State Budget Basic Workshop recording

This content is for OEA members only.

OEA applauds resolution on use of state testing data, but urges further action

Ohio Education Association applauds Board of Ed. Member Collins’ resolution on use of state testing data, but urges further action

ONE testifies in advance of Public Schools Week

In recognition and celebration of the upcoming Public Schools Week February 22-26, Ohio’s New Educators (ONE) is writing today to share our deep pride for and the importance of public schools and the work we do

OEA urges passage of Fair School Funding Plan in light of new revenue estimates

In light of more robust revenue estimates, Ohio Education Association urges state lawmakers to pass Fair School Funding Plan now

Schools Included in COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution

Governor DeWine has provided further clarification on how the vaccine will be distributed. The delivery of the vaccine to school districts will take place over the course of four weeks. Please be on the lookout for directions from your school district …

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.

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.

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