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Share Your Love for Public Education

Parents & Teachers Together, a project of OEA, is working on a…

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Continuing Down the New Path: Taking the Lead on Quality Assessment

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) brought an…

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ESSA Removes “HQT” Requirements – Immediately!

Oregon teachers have cause to celebrate. The Every Student…

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A Better Oregon

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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

The End of an Era

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Historic re-write closes the chapter on ‘No Child Left Behind’;  creates greater opportunities for every student to succeed

Today the US Senate approved S. 1177 (85-12), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan and bicameral bill to reauthorize the federal education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. President Barack Obama is Continue Reading

2016 Organizing Summit

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Organizing for the Schools Our Students Deserve

Jan. 8-9, 2016
Salem Convention Center

Attendees! Download materials from the 2016 Organizing Symposium by clicking the button below. You will be redirected to a Google Drive folder.

This year’s summit offered training, workshops, and local team planning time on the following topics:

2016 TELL Survey

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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

2016 OEA-PIE Convention

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We hope you'll join us for the OEA-PIE Convention - March 4 & 5, 2016 held at Eugene's Valley River Inn!

This promises to be one of the most action packed OEA-PIE Conventions in recent memory! Offices for consideration include:  

  • US President
  • 1 US Senate seat
  • All 5 US House of Representatives seats
  • Oregon Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Attorney Continue Reading

Honoring OEA Visionary Bob Crumpton

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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

Tragedy at UCC

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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

Explore these Grant Opportunities

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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

2015-16 Membership Materials

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Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! You are part of a family of 42,000 amazing Oregon educators, and together, we are building a better Oregon and creating the schools our students deserve. 

We know you're excited to get started; make the most of your year and your union membership with our 2015-16 Member Guide & Planner, which is chock full of helpful tips, fun Continue Reading

2015 Legislative Summary

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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

Voices from the Field

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Feedback on "A New Path for Oregon" 

Oregon's New System of Student Assessment Garners Meaningful Feedback and Engagement

Over the past year, not only were educators involved in drafting common values, goals and a set of recommendation to transform Oregon’s assessment system, we also sought the input from a variety of stakeholders: policy makers, administrators, Continue Reading

Understanding Friedrichs

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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

Power to Our Students

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The Summer 2015 edition of Today's OEA is now available!

In this issue's cover story, "Power to Our Students," our members tell their stories about how the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment is going this year, how the opt-out movement has impacted their reality as both teachers and parents, and what a better system ofassessment might entail.

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Applauding the passage of HB 2655

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On June 11, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2655, the Student Assessment Bill of Rights.  The Bill recognizes students and their parents as important stakeholders in the assessment process and improves transparency around the assessment process for students and educators. This bill also establishes one of the most parent friendly opt-out bills in the nation, ensuring Continue Reading

Senate Passes Crucial Testing Law, HB 2680

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On the morning of May 12, 2015, the Senate passed HB 2680, which will soon move to the Governor’s desk for signing.  The following statement can be attributed to Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering:

“Today the Oregon Senate took one of the most important steps in moving us down a new path toward a better system of assessment.  By passing HB2680 the Continue Reading

Educating for Peace: Spirit of Unity Award

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The Wholistic Peace Institute (WPI) Announces the 7th Annual Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Awards

“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write, and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the worlds in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies”.   UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The Continue Reading

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