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OEA Vice President Receives Peace Award

In a ceremony at West-Linn-Wilsonville’s Athey Creek Middle…

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2014 American Education Week

Nov. 16-22, 2014

Join the Celebration Join thousands around the country Nov.…

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Resources for Setting Student Learning and Growth Goals

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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

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 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 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 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

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 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 Continue Reading

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