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Oregon Educator Receives National Recognition

Recently, the NEA Foundation announced that Oregon's 2014…

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Tackling the Summer Slide

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Tackling the Summer Slide

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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

Supreme Court Rules on Fair Share

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On Monday, June 30, the United States Supreme Court struck another blow against working families with its narrow 5-4 decision in Harris v. Quinn, when it eliminated agency fee arrangements for Illinois home healthcare workers.

The case, Harris v. Quinn, was brought by the corporate-funded National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund (NRTW) as a Continue Reading

Be a Political Cadre

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Get Involved. Make a Difference. Be a Political Cadre.

If you are interested in helping to strengthen educators' voice in public policy and you enjoy working with coalitions, fellow members and elected officials to better our schools, OEA's Political Cadre program is for you!

As a cadre, you can assist your local union with anything from Continue Reading

Oregon Labor Candidate School

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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

We Won’t Give Up

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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.

Reynolds High School Tragedy

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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

OEA Members Call for Moratorium on New High-Stakes Tests

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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

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

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

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

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