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Legislative Watch – July 2, 2024

Senate Bill 83 Stalls Out Before Legislative Recess; Take Action to Stop Teacher License Fee Increase; House Bill 214 – Professional Conduct Policies; Senate Bill 104 – Transgender Bathroom Restrictions Amended into CCP Bill; Senate Bill 168 – Various Education Regulation Provisions

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OEA congratulates CNP on ballot signature success

Ohio Education Association congratulates Citizens Not Politicians Campaign on 731,306 Signatures to End Gerrymandering in Ohio

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As teacher license fee hike looms, OEA calls for Controlling Board action

After Ohio Senate fails to act to prevent huge teacher license fee hikes, Ohio Education Association calls for bipartisan action on 11th hour fix

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Bad for students. Bad for higher education. Bad for Ohio.

URGENT: We are asking our members and allies to fight back once again and encourage the House of Representatives to reject SB 83, the Higher Education “Destruction” Act.

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June-July 2024 Ohio Schools

Celebrating School: 26th Annual Create a Cover Contest highlights award-winning artwork by Ohio students.

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OEA distributes thousands of free diverse books

Thousands of free books distributed to Northeast Ohio students at Ohio Education Association’s Summer Celebration of Diverse Readers event

Ohio Pension Plans
June 2024 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors: May 2024 — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

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Legislative Watch – May 29, 2024

OEA Testifies in Support of Voucher Accountability; GPO-WEP UPDATE: Sign Up to Attend Field Hearing on Social Security Fairness Act; Federal Nutrition (SNAP) Funding At Risk

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Legislative Watch – May 20, 2024

Senator Brown Announces Columbus Hearing on GPO-WEP Repeal

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OEA Applauds Cell Phone Law

Ohio Education Association applauds law to reduce cell phone distractions in schools

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Legislative Watch – May 1, 2024

Senate Bill 168: OEA Testifies in Opposition to Proposals That Undermine Quality Education Services; House Bill 8: So-Called “Parental Rights” Bill Receives Senate Committee Hearing; No Vote Held; Ohio Senate Amends House Bill 250 to Provide Licensure Grade Band Options; Includes Student Cell Phone Policy Provision

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Take Action to Stop Teacher License Fee Increase

Teachers Deserve Support and Respect, not License Fee Increases. Contact Governor DeWine to ask that he support Controlling Board action instead of passing costs onto the backs of hardworking teachers.

OEA & NEA recommend Sen. Brown for re-election to US Senate
OEA & NEA recommend Sen. Brown for re-election to US Senate

Ohio Education Association and National Education Association recommend Sen. Sherrod Brown for re-election to the US Senate

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Public Education Matters

Public Education Matters is an initiative that uplifts the united voices of OEA members to ensure that educators, students, and communities receive fully funded and supported public schools

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Nine Grad Credit Hours for $200

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) has partnered with Ursuline College and VESi to offer members a yearly subscription to online graduate courses. This exclusive benefit is only available to OEA members.

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Public Sector Employment and Political Activism: Using Your Voice While Protecting Your Job

The First Amendment protects all citizens of the United States by limiting the government’s ability to abridge freedom of speech. However, when the government is also a person’s employer things can become a bit more complicated.

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.

Wellness Issues and Resources

There is currently an increased need to provide OEA members with information and resource offerings in relation to stress/wellness. This is a roundup of resources to support student and staff mental health.

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EdPro Connect

Ohio Education Association’s Education Professional Connection (EdPro Connect) provides background and resources on the most current topics in public education. Each EdPro Connect entry features insights from OEA professionals as well as links to additional resources

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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