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OEA calls for end of mandatory retention under Third Grade Reading Guarantee

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) joined together Monday with state leaders, educators, and education policy experts to advocate for action in the General Assembly to end mandatory retention tied to third-grade standardized testing.

OEA members offer solutions to state’s growing teacher recruitment and retention crisis

As Ohio continues to contend with an alarming decrease in staffing in its K-12 public schools, educators from around Ohio have come together to take on the problem and offer potential solutions.

OEA celebrates advocacy wins in new state report card system

As families and education stakeholders around the state continue to examine the newly released state report card data, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is celebrating the hard work of Ohio’s dedicated educators to support the state’s students as they continue to overcome the challenges of pandemic-era learning. Further, OEA expresses its sincere gratitude to the lawmakers who answered OEA’s calls for report card reform, resulting in the fairer assessments that were made public today.

OEA members recommend pro-public education candidates for statewide, legislative races

Decisions made in Ohio’s statehouse and by other elected officials impact what happens in our public-school classrooms every day. Ohio Education Association members have spent the last several months interviewing candidates in political races around the state to make recommendations about who will best serve Ohio’s students, educators, and public schools if elected to office

OEA – Teacher wage gap report highlights teacher shortage cause

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examining the “teacher wage penalty” data is shining the spotlight on one of the root issues behind Ohio’s growing educator recruitment and retention crisis

Ohio Education Association expresses disappointment in Gov. DeWine’s shortsighted decision to sign HB 583

After charter and voucher hawks snuck 11th hour amendments into legislation meant to address the substitute teacher shortage in Ohio’s public schools, Governor Mike DeWine had the opportunity to do the right thing and line-item veto those ridiculous changes. Unfortunately, …

Ohio Education Association decries Gov. DeWine’s decision to sign HB 99

Ohio Education Association decries Gov. DeWine’s failure to stand up to gun lobby, address school safety concerns

Ohio Federation of Teachers and Ohio Education Association Urge Gov. DeWine to Veto House Bill 99

Ohio Education Association (OEA) and Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), released the following joint statement in opposition to House Bill 99, legislation that would gut training requirements for teachers and other school staff members who are authorized to carry guns in school buildings. OEA and OFT are urging Governor DeWine to veto the bill when it comes to his desk

OEA Congratulates Steve Dackin on Appointment as State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) looks forward to working with Steve Dackin in his new role as State Superintendent. OEA welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with Mr. Dackin to best meet the needs of Ohio’s students

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