Design Ohio’s Future Contest

Redistricting contest | This year Ohio will redraw its district line using new, fairer laws you voted for. We need to make sure no one tries to cheat the system and gerrymander the new map.

Ohio Education Association launches redistricting contest for students, educators

As Ohio’s lawmakers prepare to once again redraw the state legislative and congressional district maps, Ohio students and educators are being asked to try their own hands at redistricting as part of the Ohio Education Association’s new Design Ohio’s Future contest.

OTES 2.0 Implementation Modules

AN OEA Member Resource: OTES 20 Implementation Modules. 6 Different Topics to support bargaining, implementation, procedures and understanding of the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0. Register for these zoom events held April-May.

Ask Your State Representative to Support House Bill 151

House Bill 151 replaces the Ohio Teacher Residency program with two-year New Teacher Mentorship Programs developed at the local level. Ask Your State Representative to Support House Bill 151!

Ohio Pension Plans
March 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 – March 19, 2021

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

Legislative Watch – March 12, 2021

OEA Testifies in Support of HB 67; HB 200: Bi-Partisan Report Card Bill Would Eliminate A-F Letter Grades

Legislative Watch – March 5, 2021

Revamped Testing Bill Heads to Senate; OEA testifies on State Budget Bill; HB 151: Eliminates Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA); HB 6 School Nurse License Change Makes Up Hours Educator Preparation Program

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.

Legislative Watch – February 26, 2021

OEA Testifies in Support of Bill to Fix School Funding; SB 67 Stalls Amid Federal testing Announcement

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.

Ohio Pension Plans
February 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.

Wellness Wednesdays: Coping with COVID

OEA’s Wellness Cadre is launching a series of “Wellness Wednesdays” for the remainder of the school year.

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 Endorses Correthers, Walters and Stein for STRS Board

Each year the State Teachers Retirement Board (STRS) elects members of its retirement board for 4-year terms. OEA has endorsed Carol Correthers, Bob Stein, and Rita Walters.

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 …

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 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 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.

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

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/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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Wed 28

Wellness Wednesdays: Let’s Get Physical

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 26

Wellness Wednesday: DeStress Disco Bash!!!

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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