2013 Press Releases

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School Safety

COLUMBUS — January 2, 2013 — “The Ohio Education Association welcomes Attorney General Mike DeWine’s work to make sure safety plans are up to date and on file for all Ohio schools, and we agree school safety must be a …

Ohio Education Association Adopts School Safety Policy

COLUMBUS — December 10, 2013 — Delegates at the Ohio Education Association Fall Representative Assembly voted overwhelmingly this past weekend to adopt a new legislative policy stating that teachers and other school employees should not be asked to serve a …

Ohio Education Association Urges Education Stakeholders To De-Emphasize Standardized Tests

COLUMBUS — December 7, 2013 — Delegates at the Ohio Education Association Fall Representative Assembly reflected the widespread concern among educators that the state is relying too much on standardized testing in evaluating student and teacher performances when they overwhelmingly …

Ohio Education Association Urges Education Stakeholders To De-Emphasize Standardized Tests

OLUMBUS — December 7, 2013 — Delegates at the Ohio Education Association Fall Representative Assembly reflected the widespread concern among educators that the state is relying too much on standardized testing in evaluating student and teacher performances when they overwhelmingly …

Ohio Education Association Endorses FitzGerald For Governor

COLUMBUS — November 4, 2013 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA) Fund for Children and Public Education (FCPE) State Council announced its unanimous endorsement of Ed FitzGerald for Governor.  The vote was taken at an FCPE convention on Saturday in …

OEA Responds To Value-Added Test Score Stories

COLUMBUS — June 17, 2013 — Responding to a series of newspaper, web and radio stories on value-added scores of individual Ohio teachers, Patricia Frost-Brooks, President of the Ohio Education Association criticized the fairness of the stories and the wisdom …

Ohio Education Association Awards Steubenville Teacher

COLUMBUS — May 13, 2013 —  Each year the Ohio Education Association honors the hard work and commitment teachers have for the success of their students.   With the announcement of its 2013 prize winners, the Ohio Education Association once again celebrated …

Ohio Education Association Representative Assembly Celebrates Association’s Guiding Principles And Collective Advocacy For Public Education And Students

COLUMBUS — May 13, 2013 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA), representing 121,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty, held its Spring Representative Assembly at Veterans Memorial in Columbus. The theme of the Assembly, May 10-11, was Our …

Ohio Education Association Representative Assembly Celebrates Association’s Guiding Principles And Collective Advocacy For Public Education And Students

COLUMBUS — May 13, 2013 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA), representing 121,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty, held its Spring Representative Assembly at Veterans Memorial in Columbus. The theme of the Assembly, May 10-11, was Our …

Ohio Education Association Endorses Common Core Standards And Votes To End Testing On Outdated Standards

OEA Demands More Funding And Expanded Support For Common Core Implementation COLUMBUS — May 10, 2013 —  At its Spring Representative Assembly in Columbus, members of the Ohio Education Association, the state’s largest education employee union, voted to support careful implementation …

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