It's time to honor our amazing education colleagues and union leaders - nominations are now open for the 2016 OEA Representative Assembly awards! Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2016.
Each year OEA recognizes the efforts and achievements of Association members and individuals outside the Continue Reading
Accountability for Student Learning and Success –
A Shared Responsibility of Educators, Parents and Education Partners
Great schools take sustained, collaborative effort by educators, parents, and members of the larger community. It takes everyone within a system working together – students, teachers, parents, principals, superintendents, local and state policy Continue Reading
Come with your organizing team to the second statewide gathering of OEA members and staff, as we continue our historic work to build A Better Oregon for all Oregon Students. This year’s focus will be: engaging member leaders in their worksites to Continue Reading
Effective building representatives are crucial to a strong, well-functioning local association. The Central Regional Advocacy Conference will be a full-day building rep training to address the role/responsibilities of a building representative and to develop the skill sets needed to handle your role effectively.
A growing body of research shows the importance of positive teaching conditions to student learning and teacher retention. Education leaders in Oregon want to hear from every teacher and administrator in order to make the best decisions about facilities and resources, professional development, time for collaboration, and ways for improving instruction. Now in its Continue Reading
We learned earlier this week that former OEA Executive Director Robert “Bob” Crumpton passed away after a short and sudden illness. Whenever we lose a member of our OEA family, we are deeply saddened. However, this loss is especially poignant, not only because of who Bob was and what he did for our union, but also because his daughter, UniServ consultant Susan Crumpton, is Continue Reading
Words can't begin to express our grief and sadness over the tragic shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Among the nine who lost their lives that day was Assistant Professor of English Larry Levine, who was teaching a writing class at the time of his death.
As a community of educators, parents and community members - we Continue Reading
You’re about to be part of something BIG—a chance to build a Better Oregon by putting the needs of Oregon’s students, families and communities ahead of big, out-of-state corporations. Next November, we will have the opportunity to pass a ballot measure to make sure (mostly) out-of-state corporations pay their fair share, allowing us to raise much-needed funds for Continue Reading
It’s time to gear up for Election 2016 and the OEA-PIE Recommendation process to make sure Oregon elects a pro-public education legislature!
We need your help recruiting OEA-PIE contributors who are willing to participate in the OEA-PIE legislative recommendation process. This year we are planning a fantastic opportunity for each UniServ to send a team of OEA-PIE Continue Reading
OEA members, parents, and our community partners have access to a wealth of resources through our state association, the National Education Association, and outside sources. From OEA Foundation grants - which provide necessary basics like eyeglasses and warm coats, to OEA Barb Drennan Promising Practices Grants that help support site-based professional Continue Reading
For Oregon Education Association members, the 2015 Legislative Session proved to be one of the productive in recent history. Educators championed pro-student legislation on a variety of top policy priorities that move our agenda to create the schools our students deserve.
Why was this legislative session so successful? OEA Members across the state banded Continue Reading
Over this past year, Oregon educators have been sounding the alarm on the harmful impacts of high-stakes standard assessments on students, and the need for Oregon to find a better way to support student learning.
You may have heard earlier this week that the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that would revisit long-standing, established precedent which allows teachers, firefighters and other public service workers to join together to form a union. In 1977, the court ruled unanimously that public workers had the same Continue Reading