OEA Statement on Latest Mask Wearing Guidance

Ohio Education Association issues statement about latest COVID-19 mask wearing guidance from CDC and others

Student Loan Debt Among Educators Report

The effects of the national educator student loan crisis ripple beyond our schools. Canceling student debt makes our communities healthier, happier, and more prosperous. It's time for Sec Cardona to #CancelStudentDebt and keep the promise of public service loan forgiveness.

Legislative Watch – July 9, 2021

OEA Analysis of Recently Signed State Budget. OEA’s Government Relations staff has compiled an analysis of the education-related provisions included in House Bill 110, the budget for FY 2022 and FY 2023

June-July 2021 Ohio Schools

Celebrating School: Award-winning Art for 23rd Annual Create a Cover Contest Highlights What Ohio’s Students Love Most About Their Schools

OEA thanks Superintendent Paolo DeMaria for his long service

OEA thanks Superintendent Paolo DeMaria for his long service, leaves big shoes to fill for next State Superintendent

Ohio Education Association praises decision to implement Fair School Funding Plan in state budget; Concerned about future funding commitment

The Ohio Education Association commends the Conference Committee decision to use the Fair School Funding Plan as the state’s school funding mechanism for the next two school years. However, OEA is concerned about the state’s future commitment to the plan, which if not fully funded will continue to shortchange Ohio’s 1.6 million public school students.

Legislative Watch – June 29, 2021

OEA wins victories for students and educators in budget, report card bills

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.

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

Legislative Watch – May 28, 2021

Senate Bill 165 - OEA Testifies on ADC Release Bill

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.

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

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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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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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SWOEA Local President Training

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NEA Member Benefits Lunch&Learn: Why Pay More?

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Fair Maps Town Hall tour

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