2015 Press Releases

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OEA Welcomes Congressional Passage Of The Every Student Succeeds Act

COLUMBUS – December 9, 2015 – The largest association of professional educators in Ohio today heralded the end of the “test, blame and punish” era of the No Child Left Behind Act with the passage in Congress of the bipartisan …

OEA Is Granted Temporary Restraining Order To Ensure The Voices Of Youngstown Educators Are Heard

COLUMBUS – December 2, 2015 – The Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas today issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Brenda Kimble, Youngstown Board of Education President, from appointing a relative, Carol Staten, to the Academic Distress Commission. The …

Statement From OEA On The Court’s Decision To Deny A Preliminary Injunction In The Youngstown Case

COLUMBUS – October 13, 2015 – “Today’s decision will not deter us,” said OEA President Becky Higgins, “from continuing to find ways to give voice to the parents, educators and community in Youngstown who were silenced by the state takeover …

Educators Endorse Ted Strickland For The U.S. Senate

COLUMBUS – October 7, 2015 – The National Education Association’s political action committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, and the Ohio Education Association’s Fund for Children and Public Education (FCPE) have endorsed Ted Strickland for the U.S. …

OEA Urges US Department Of Education To Reconsider Its Charter School Grant

COLUMBUS – September 29, 2015 – The Ohio Education Association today called on the U.S. Department of Education to withhold an announced grant of some $32.5 million for FY 2015 to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for new charter …

Ohio Teacher Unions Jointly Call For Independent Investigation Of ODE’s Role In Charter School Data Rigging

COLUMBUS – September 14, 2015 – The Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Federation of Teachers today sent a letter to the Ohio State Board of Education President Thomas Gunlock. Following is the text of that letter: Dear President Gunlock, …

OEA Takes Action To Ensure The Voices Of Youngstown Educators Are Heard

COLUMBUS – August 21, 2015 – Today, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) along with the Youngstown City School District Board of Education, the Youngstown Education Association – an affiliate of the OEA, Ohio Council 8 of the American Federation of …

Youngstown Summit Academy Staff Vote To Join OEA

COLUMBUS – July 16, 2015 – Nearly 73 teachers and staff at the three Summit Academy Schools in Youngstown, Ohio, have voted in favor of unionization in ballots that were counted today. They learned that a number of ballots have …

Youngstown Charter School Teachers Seek To Join OEA

COLUMBUS – May 29, 2015– Educators at two Summit Academy schools in Youngstown, Summit Academy – Youngstown and Summit Academy Secondary – Youngstown, informed management today of their collective and historic decision to form their own union. The group filed …

OEA Urges Senate Lawmakers To Ease The Financial Burden On Local School Districts In Charter School Reform Bill

COLUMBUS – May 20, 2015 – In testimony today before members of the Ohio Senate Finance-Education Subcommittee, the Ohio Education Association said the current system of paying for students who choose to attend charter schools is unfair to too many …

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