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5th Annual Symposium

March 7, 2015

Assessment to Empower Meaningful Student Learning OEA's 5th…

In Action!
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OEA Members Storm the Capitol!

On Monday, Jan. 12, more than 250 OEA members traveled to Salem to…

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Pakistan Tragedy

OEA President Hanna Vaandering released the statement below in…

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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 was created by 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 police to the 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 Strategic Action 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 your great work 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 an event you'd 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 Behind law Continue Reading

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 associated 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 paying OEA ESP Continue Reading

2013 Session Ends. What’s Next?

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2013 Legislative Session Ends What's next for public education?

In the afternoon of Monday, July 8, the Oregon Legislative Assembly brought the gavel down bringing an end to the 2013 regular session. During the session, lawmakers saw the economy improve, increased their investment in K-12 schools, reduced retirement benefits for educators and retirees and approved a number of Continue Reading

Important Information for Retired Educators

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Attention Retired Educators: If you’re still working in public employment, be sure to accurately track your hours! It may impact your retirement.

This important reminder applies to you if you are:

• A PERS retiree and
• Working as a substitute or in some other capacity in an Oregon school district, ESD or any other PERS covered employer.
As background, Oregon statute Continue Reading

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