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Local Decision Making Under ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act restores decision making about…

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Celebrate Minoru Yasui, An Oregonian Civil Rights Hero

Celebrate this Civil Rights Hero with upcoming events in Portland…

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Statewide Advocacy Conference

Join us for our 2016 OEA Statewide Advocacy Conference, as we lead…

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Local Decision Making Under ESSA

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The Every Student Succeeds Act restores decision making about schools back into the hands of those who know students best – teachers, parents and families, and students themselves.

ESSA specifically calls for local and state education agencies to consult with, involve and partner with a wide range of groups that includes teachers, paraeducators, families, Continue Reading

Celebrate Minoru Yasui, An Oregonian Civil Rights Hero

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Celebrate this Civil Rights Hero with upcoming events in Portland and Hood River

For Portland:

Vision and Vigilance: An excerpted play reading from “Citizen Min” by Holly Yasui and a Community Dialogue

When: October 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 (noon) PM

Where: Portland Center Stage, Ellen Bye Theatre Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, Continue Reading

Statewide Advocacy Conference

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Join us for our 2016 OEA Statewide Advocacy Conference, as we lead the way in building the schools our students deserve. Surround yourself with colleagues from across the state to learn about the many ways educators can advocate for quality learning environments for our students and quality working environments for educators.

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Friday and Saturday, October Continue Reading

New Report Shows Oregon Schools Falling Behind

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Oregon Education Association (OEA), Oregon PTA, AFT Oregon Release Decades of Disinvestment: The State of School Funding in Oregon

Over the course of the last two decades investment in Oregon’s public schools has declined to a point where independent rankings place Oregon schools near the bottom in the nation for school funding.

Download the report: Decades of Continue Reading

Teaching is Love

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Ads capture educator’s passion for their work; commitment to their students

As students across the state prepare to go back-to-school, some may see a familiar face or two in a series of ads debuting today. The emotional, unscripted television ads from the Oregon Education Association (OEA) feature Oregon educators, students and parents talking about their Continue Reading

Getting ESSA Right

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What is the opportunity you have in your school district to take action for your students? That was the overarching message at a three day Every Student Succeeds Act workshop for Pacific region educators, led by the National Education Association.

From June 21-23, more than 150 educators from seven western states and Oklahoma – including more than 50 Oregon Continue Reading

Time to Lead the Way

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The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has presented educators around the country with an amazing opportunity to take the lead in our profession and determine how the next generation of students and teachers will experience public education.

No Child Left Behind put educators in a position where we had to follow the lead of the federal government. Continue Reading

Evaluating Educators Under ESSA

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The Every Student Succeeds Act strips the U.S. Secretary of Education’s authority to mandate state educator evaluations or any aspect of a state’s educator evaluation system. This is a dramatic shift from the evaluation mandates states had to comply with to secure state ESEA flexibility waivers over the past few years.

Another dramatic shift is the immediate Continue Reading

Using TELL Data to Improve Conditions for Students

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The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Oregon survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level. Research from around the country shows that teaching conditions are positively associated with improved student achievement and teacher retention. The TELL Continue Reading

How ESSA Affects Assessment

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The Every Student Succeeds Act takes steps to roll back the emphasis No Child Left Behind placed on high-stakes tests. After nearly 15 years of NCLB’s test-and-punish approach, the changes in ESSA are a welcome shift.

And while ESSA maintains the requirement for annual tests in grades 3-8 and once in high school, additional provisions in the legislation open the Continue Reading

2016 Summer Leadership Conference

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July 26 - 28, 2016

Sunriver Resort — Sunriver, Oregon

OEA is committed to helping our members build their skills so that they can organize around issues in their locals and fight for the schools our students deserve.  We believe that with the right mix of members, education, planning, and fun, we can build on our strengths toward a future greater than any of us Continue Reading

ESSA & State Accountability Systems

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The Every Student Succeeds Act calls for state-designed accountability systems, ending the era of No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all approach to accountability. ESSA also expands the measures of accountability states are required to use and ends the sole reliance on state math and reading scores as the only indicator of success.

Now, states have the flexibility and the Continue Reading

A New Era in Education

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After 14 years of education under the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind Act, students and educators finally have a new opportunity. The Every Student Succeeds Act returns decision making about our schools and students back where it belongs – in the hands of local educators, parents and communities – while continuing to keep a strong focus on students most in Continue Reading

Supreme Court Decision

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Supreme Court decision reaffirms collective bargaining

OEA President Vaandering: Silencing educator voice hurts students

WASHINGTON— An equally divided U.S. Supreme Court today delivered its decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, affirming that public employers have a compelling interest in having strong and effective collective bargaining. Continue Reading

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