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News on the Oregon Matrix Model

Recently, the Oregonian published an article about the Oregon…

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Support Lane CC Faculty

Send A Message to LCC Administration Nine months without a…

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Strategic Action Plan in Full Swing

Oregon educators now have a stronger voice at the bargaining…

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Support Lane CC Faculty

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Send A Message to LCC Administration

Nine months without a contract, Lane Community College Faculty need your support! As educators and concerned community members, we are united in reversing the trend of creating a permanent part-time faculty and swelling class sizes at the community college level.  Our Faculty’s working conditions are our Continue Reading

Strategic Action Plan in Full Swing

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Oregon educators now have a stronger voice at the bargaining table, in the halls of the Capitol, at the ballot box, in their classrooms and communities, and in policy discussions at the local, state and federal levels.

We are seeing a record number of OEA members engaged in new and exciting ways to lead their union and their profession.

The Continue Reading

2014 OEA Representative Assembly

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It's that time of year again! On May 2-3, 2014, in Portland, Oregon hundreds of OEA members from across the state will gather together for the annual OEA Representative Assembly (RA). The OEA RA is the largest deliberative body of union members in Oregon. Delegates to the 2014 OEA RA will be making important decisions that will help shape the Continue Reading

Moving Forward on the Class Size Campaign

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Nearly a year ago, OEA kicked off the Class Size Campaign. Since then, thousands of educators have told their stories about how the disinvestment in public education is negatively impacting our students and the future of our state every day.

We haven’t just told our stories. We’ve mobilized and engaged members at unprecedented levels. Through Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

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From attending the OEA-PIE convention, where delegates works to elect pro-education candidates to public office, to OEA’s Symposium on Transformation in Public Education — there are lots of (low-cost or free!) opportunities for educators.

Head over to the OEA Events page to find out more information about these not-be-missed opportunities. Have Continue Reading

Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey

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Oregon Education Leaders Announce Upcoming Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey

ODE, OEA, and COSA say TELL Survey will inform education policy decisions

Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton, Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering, and Confederation of Oregon School Administrators Executive Continue Reading

Out-of-State PERS Retirees Information

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Dear Oregon PERS Retirees,

The Oregon Legislature passed SB 822 during the 2013 Legislative Session that will impact you as an out-of-state resident. Many of you have received a recent letter from PERS informing you that you are no longer entitled to a tax remedy as a result of your out of state residency. You can read more on the PERS website at www.oregon.gov/pers. This Continue Reading

Update on Oregon’s No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Feds Say Oregon’s Leadership on Teacher Quality is ‘High-Risk’.'  Are They Right?

Recently, the Federal government told education leaders in Oregon it’s sticking with its warning, first issued this past August, that Oregon is at ‘high risk’ of having our state’s ESEA waiver revoked. 

When Oregon first applied for a waiver from the No Child Left Continue Reading

2014 OEA/NEA Positions Open for Nomination & Election

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The following positions are open for nomination for the 2014 elections:

Elected at OEA RA:

Region I Vice President: 1 position for a 2-year term
Region II Vice President: 1 position for a 2-year term
Region III Vice President: 1 position for a 2-year term
NEA Director: 1 position for a 3-yr term (term begins Sept)

Elected by Mail Ballot:

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2013 OEA Legislative Summary Released

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The year 2013 not only saw the regularly scheduled Oregon Legislative session, but also a Special Session called by Governor Kitzhaber. Through both sessions, lawmakers saw the economy improve, increased their investment in K-12 schools, reduced retirement benefits for educators and retirees, and approved a number of key policy bills that impact Continue Reading

2013 Local School Bond and Levy Results

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This fall, only 23 percent of local school bond elections were approved by voters (and one is still in recount territory) and 50 percent of local option levies were successful.

Thank you to the many OEA members and other public education supporters who worked hard to urge your community's voters to invest in your local schools!

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OEA’s Union School’s Powerful Locals Program

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These are challenging times for education professionals and our local associations.  There are fewer resources, more expectations and more problematic regulations facing our public schools and community colleges.  The result: overworked teachers, faculty and support professionals facing overcrowded classrooms, unmanageable caseloads and the stress Continue Reading

ESP Leaders for Tomorrow Program

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OEA NEA Leaders for Tomorrow program will train both current and future ESP leaders in leadership attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to be a visible, vocal advocate at the local, state and national levels of the OEA NEA.

The program is a four session training process held over a nine month period that is open to dues Continue Reading

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