Corporate profits are off the charts, yet our schools remain desperately underfunded. Standardized testing is taking the love of learning out of our classrooms, yet there is still overuse and abuse of high-stakes tests in our schools.
The good news is that Oregon educators are leading the way and taking action to create the schools our students Continue Reading
On Tuesday, October 14 educators and education support professionals across the state will be wearing Red for Public Ed to show unity and solidarity for the Schools Our Students Deserve! The day falls during OEA’s 2014 Week of Action, October 12 – 18, when local associations and communities have a variety of events scheduled to bring attention to Continue Reading
Hey educators! Are you looking for materials to educate your students on civic education, government, and the importance of voting?
The Oregon Student Mock Election is a hands-on, experienced-based program that allows students to “mock vote” on important issues in Oregon. The program is free, closely aligned with Oregon Social Studies Standards, Continue Reading
OEA Choice Trust (Trust) has a unique opportunity to assist in promoting the health and well-being of Oregon school employees through the provision of wellness grants. In doing so we can help seed programs and culture changes for healthy living that go beyond the school setting; to students, parents and communities. Through the OEA Choice Trust Continue Reading
This fall, OEA members will have the opportunity to build new skills and strengthen connections with other educators in your region. The trainings offered at OEA's Regional Advocacy Conferences cover a variety of subjects including building power through contract negotiations, effective communications, engaging new members in the union, and gaining Continue Reading
Welcome to your union, the Oregon Education Association. With your membership, you are joining with 42,000 Oregon educators who are committed to improving the lives of all Oregonians through quality public education. Through our union, we work to ensure that every Oregon student has access to a quality education and that our public schools and Continue Reading
Recently, Oregon conducted a comprehensive statewide survey of teachers and administrators to assess the teaching and learning conditions in our public schools. The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Oregon survey, which was completed by more than 19,300 Oregon educators, documents and analyzes how teachers and other educators view Continue Reading
Armed with a passion for supporting our neediest students, Oregon educators creatively address - and prevent - summer learning loss.
Harrison Park Elementary School sits at a busy corner in Southeast Portland where cars fly by and ambulances squeal day and night. In recent years, the poverty-stricken neighborhood has been plagued by racial Continue Reading
Tired of over-testing your students? This is our opportunity to lead the way in standing up for our students and against high-stakes standardized tests. Please take two minutes to sign on and join the national campaign to put the focus of public education on student learning and to end excessive and toxic testing in our schools.
Tired of policy makers ignoring the interests of educators and working families? Ever thought of running for office? Now is your chance to be the change from within – sign up for the Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLC) today!
The Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) is an important element of OEA's strategic goal to reshape politics! The School Continue Reading
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel is angry at people who would treat our children as commodities in order to yield profits, attack educators and create conflict rather than actually work to improve public education for all our students. Watch and hear what he has to say.
Our hearts are with the educators, students and families members impacted by the shooting at Reynolds High School on Tuesday, June 10. As an education community, we mourn the loss of freshman student Emilio Hoffman. We also honor the bravery of Reynolds High School PE teacher Todd Rispler, who, despite being injured by a grazing bullet, alerted Continue Reading
At the recent 2014 OEA Representative Assembly (OEA-RA), members of the Oregon Education Association (OEA) took a strong stand on behalf of their students and against the overuse of new high-stakes, standardized tests. The OEA-RA is the largest deliberative body of professional educators in Oregon, averaging more than 600 member-delegates each Continue Reading
Recently, the Oregonian published an article about the Oregon Matrix Model for evaluation that will be recommended to the US Department of Education as part of Oregon’s Waiver application. The new Oregon Matrix Model is unique to Oregon and has been designed and piloted by educators in school districts across the state. The decision to adopt one Continue Reading
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.