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
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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
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
Check out our updated resource page on PERS. It includes information on legislation and lawsuits as well as guidance on how to access information on your individual PERS account.
Building Our Collective Power
OEA's 2014 Summer Conference
July 29-31, 2014
Registration will be available at the 2014 OEA Representative Assembly.
Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center
3075 N. Highway 97
Bend, OR 97701
Download the 2014 OEA Summer Conference Flyer.
OEA’s 2014 Summer Leadership Conference will ‘Build Power to Transform Continue Reading
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
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
On Friday, March 7 the Oregon Legislative Assembly concluded its work for the 2014 Session. Even though it was a short session, a lot of good work was done that will make a real difference in Oregon classrooms.
A few important examples:
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.
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For Up-to-Date information on local association bargaining, click here.
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
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
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
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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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
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!
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
UPDATE as of Sept. 27, 2013: Click here to read the PERS bills that the legislature is considering during the 2013 Special Session. Bennett, Harman, Morris & Kaplan LLC has provided an updated analysis on SB 822's challenge here.
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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