Legislative Watch – April 11, 2024

U.S. House Committee Schedules Hearing on GPO/WEP; Ohio Senate Joins House Urging Repeal

OEA Recommends Sandy Smith Fischer for STRS Board

The OEA Board of Directors has recommended Sandy Smith Fischer for election to the STRS Board. She is running for an open seat representing active teachers on the eleven-member board.

Legislative Watch – April 4, 2024

OEA Recommends Sandy Smith Fischer for STRS Board; OEA Continues to Advocate for Member Retirement Security

Ohio Schools April-May 2024
April-May 2024 Ohio Schools

COVER STORY: Support System - OEA members are advocating for solutions to ensure mental health and wellness support for Ohio students and educators.

Legislative Watch – March 14, 2024

Reminder: 2024 Primary Election is Next Week; OEA Testifies on Fully Funding the State Board of Education; OEA Testifies on GPO-WEP Repeal Resolution

Ohio Pension Plans
February 2024 OEA Retirement Systems Update

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

Press Release: OEA, EGCCEA call for transparency, path forward for Eastern Gateway students, staff
OEA, EGCCEA call for transparency, path forward for Eastern Gateway students, staff

Ohio Education Association, Eastern Gateway C.C. Education Association call for Board’s transparency, clear path forward for EGCC students, staff

Legislative Watch – February 20, 2024

REMINDER: Voter Registration Deadline and Early Voting Dates for March 19, 2024, Primary Election; OEA Issues First Round of Candidate Recommendations for the 2024 Election; Call to Action: Urge your Legislators to Fully Fund the State Board, don’t increase educator licensure fees; Voucher Accountability Bill Introduced; Anti-Lunch Shaming Bill Introduced in Ohio House; New Bill will Accomplish OEA Goal of $50k State Minimum Starting Teacher Salary

Take Action to Stop Teacher License Fee Increase

Teachers Deserve Support and Respect, not License Fee Increases. Contact your State Representative and State Senator today to fully fund the State Board of Education instead of passing costs onto the backs of hardworking teachers.

Legislative Watch – February 6, 2024

Contact Your Member of Congress About the Need to Repeal GPO/WEP; Ohio General Assembly Overrides Governor’s Veto of HB (House Bill) 68 

Classic for Columbus
Classic for Columbus

OEA is a proud partner for the Classic for Columbus Annual College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza | April 20, 2024 OEA members receive a discount on event tickets.

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

URGENT: Urge your State Representative to Oppose SB 83, the Higher Education “Destruction” Act.

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

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.

Education Champions
Celebrate Ohio’s exceptional educators!

Ohio’s educators make a difference in their students’ lives every day. From classroom teachers to paraeducators, professors, bus drivers, school secretaries, custodians, and more, Ohio’s public school employees have dedicated their lives to serving our kids and making our schools great. Help recognize an Education Champion by nominating a special educator!

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.

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.

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.

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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Additional Events