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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 Legislature Advances Important Education Funding Bills

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K-12 Budget Clears Senate and House Approves Bill to Redirect Corporate Kicker to Community Colleges

As Oregon lawmakers near the finish line of the 2013 Legislative Session, two important bills to fund public education advanced this morning.

In the House, legislators reached the two-thirds majority required to pass House Bill 2305 - an important step forward for Oregon's Continue Reading

Keep Updated on PERS Changes

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UPDATE — June 12, 2013: At the PERB meeting on July 26 the Board will consider a change in the assumed earnings rate for the system.  The most likely change is to a new rate of 7.75 percent. If the Board makes a change the new rate will go into effect on January 1, 2014 for the purpose of calculating the money match benefit. It is currently unclear when the Continue Reading

New Partnerships with Pilot Districts for Teacher Evaluation

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The Oregon Department of Education is currently working with 12 school districts to pilot the “significant” use of Student learning and growth data in teacher and principal evaluations in order to satisfy our ESEA Waiver requirements for the 2012-13 school year. These 12 school districts were the recipients of the SB 252 Collaboration Grant. OEA's Center for Continue Reading

Retirement in Reach

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Building a Foundation for Retirement Security

Every working Oregonian should have an affordable, secure way to plan and save for retirement.

The 2013 Oregon Legislature took an important step forward to ensure retirement is within reach for more Oregonians. Lawmakers passed House Bill 3436 which creates a task force will study and recommend a solution that Continue Reading

OEA Elects New President and Vice President

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Hanna Vaandering Becomes President; Tony Crawford Elected Vice President

Members of the Oregon Education Association (OEA) elected a new state president and vice president, Saturday April 20, during the annual OEA Representative Assembly in Portland. Delegates elected Hanna Vaandering, a Beaverton physical education teacher, to the office of President; Tony Continue Reading

New Proposed Budget Released

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New Proposed Budget Balanced on the Middle Class and Retirees

Proposal prioritizes K-12 schools but shortchanges community colleges

 

On March 4, Oregon's chief budget writers released their proposed budget for how to fund schools, community colleges, health care, and public safety for the next two years.

While we recognize that these are difficult decisions due to the Continue Reading

Educator Evaluation Workshops

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Designed to support district teams working together to implement local evaluation and support systems, the Educator Evaluation workshops will provide hands-on training, technical assistance and coaching, including important guidance on:

  • Collaboratively designing a quality system for professional growth
  • Multiple Measures, including Student Learning and Growth Continue Reading

New poster makes funding FUN!

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OEA and our coalition partners (including Confederation of School Administrators, Oregon School Boards Association, Parent Teachers Association, and Oregon School Employees Association), recently produced a colorful poster that highlights the impact of various state school funding levels on Oregon's school districts. These posters were printed and delivered to Continue Reading

Check out the February issue of Today’s OEA

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Whew — if we thought we would have any down time at the start of the year in our work, we were sadly mistaken! Now that the holidays are over and hopefully spring is somewhere in the near future, we can only rest for a moment before we move toward the next thing on the plate.  We can rest if we must, but we can’t quit!

I have had several opportunities in the Continue Reading

Sign the Petition to Keep Students Safe from Gun Violence

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Help reduce gun violence in our schools and communities. The senseless tragedy in Newtown was a tipping point and galvanization for action. As educators, we have grieved too long and too often—for the children killed, their families and the heroic educators who gave their lives trying to protect their students. Now more than ever we need to do what is necessary to make sure Continue Reading

Pilot Locals Soar!

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As a key component of OEA's Strategic Action Plan, the Powerful Locals Pilot Program is off and running. In October, 16 local associations from all corners of the state (representing K-12 teachers, education support professionals and community college faculty) were selected to participate in the Pilot Locals program. The program, under the direction of OEA's Continue Reading

Dues Tax Deduction - Don’t Forget!

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As you begin your process of filing your 2012 taxes, don't forget that OEA members may be able to deduct their union dues for 2012 income taxes. This includes NEA, OEA and Local dues.

Here's a quick summary of how this works:

  • The deduction must meet the limitations on miscellaneous itemized deductions (deductible when “Miscellaneous” itemized deductions Continue Reading

How to Thrive When Teaching Gets Tough

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In the famous words of Mark Twain, “I can live two months on a good compliment.” Kind words have a way of nourishing the soul, giving us the moral rewards we need to keep going: a student saying “thank you” for helping them get to that “aha moment,” a colleague recognizing all your hard work organizing the Annual Math Night, or a parent writing you a letter extolling how your Continue Reading

Evaluation Update

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A primary focus of the Center for Great Public Schools is educator-driven evaluations. Toward that end, the Center is engaged in a partnership with the Oregon Department of Education in developing two pilot districts on teacher evaluation with an emphasis on supporting ongoing professional growth for teachers. Additionally, the Center is supporting the 12 other Continue Reading

What’s New with Achievement Compacts

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All around the state, Achievement Compact Advisory Committees are working hard on developing their 2013-14 achievement compacts and accompanying report.  Please be sure to share the following information with your local Advisory Committee!

The Oregon Education Investment Board has allowed some flexibility on reporting to your local school board by February 1:

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