Topic: Education policy and governing bodies

April – May 2022 Ohio Schools

Prioritizing Student Health – When COVID-19 threatened those under his care, district school nurse David Pryer made sure Allen East students, teachers, and staff could return to school safely

OEA denounces House Bill 616

Ohio Education Association denounces House Bill 616, vows to continue fight to ensure students have freedom to learn and thrive

STRS webinar recording

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State Budget Basic Workshop recording

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Conference Committee Testimony by Dan Heintz

Guest Blog By Dan Heintz, Chardon LSD/OEA | Dan provided the following testimony to the Conference Committee on EdChoice Vouchers

Scholarships for 2023 NEA National Leadership Summit

The 2023 NEA National Leadership Summit will be held March 10-12, 2023. At this time, the NEA is planning for an in-person experience, to be held at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA. The summit will further develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions. The theme for the 2023 Summit is Joy, Justice, Excellence: The Strength of Educators. The Brilliance of Students. The Power of Community.

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Legislative Testimony on HB 70 — State Takeover Law

Members of the Senate Education Committee, on behalf of the OEA’s 123,000 members, The draft bill under consideration makes a variety of proposals intended to address ongoing problems with the Ohio law (HB 70) authorizing state takeovers of local school districts. The major shortcoming of the draft bill continues to be the lack of checks-and-balances.

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A Seat at the Table or a Broken Promise?

Ohio’s 612 public school districts are quite diverse. This summer, the legislature ripped off the band-aid and passed into law what they call a permanent solution. Ohio Excels, a group primarily consisting of business leaders, created a new concoction of graduation requirements and the Ohio legislature gobbled it up.

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OEA Views State Budget as Mixed Bag

“Sadly, the legislature leaves the communities of Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland languishing under a failing law until they can figure out how to give districts struggling with high levels of poverty the support they need,” said OEA President Scott DiMauro

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