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2015 OEA Summer Conference

July 28-30, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 OEA Summer Conference:…

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Rick Stiggins on OEA’s Assessment Workgroup

Rick Stiggins, founder of the Assessment Training Institute,…

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We’re Leading the Way on a New System of Assessment

Over this past year, Oregon educators have been sounding the alarm…

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What are OEA’s priorities this Session?

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The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session is in full swing, and OEA is working closely with legislators on behalf of you, your students, and the issues you know are so important to our public schools and community colleges. Curious to know what OEA's main priorities are this Legislative session? Head over to our Legislative page, where you'll find a detailed summary of Continue Reading

Tell Congress: Get it Right on ESEA Reauthorization

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We have an enormous opportunity on our hands to make serious changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/so-called No child Left Behind.

Both the House and Senate are now fully underway in the most serious effort to rewrite the law since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/so-called No child Left Behind passage in 2002. This means Continue Reading

OEA’s Organizing Summit

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Thank you to the nearly 100 participants who took part in OEA's first annual Organizing Summit, March 13-15 in Eugene, Ore. We are inspired by the incredible work and dedication of our attendees and look forward to mobilizing the skills we learned to win the revenue we need to fully fund public education and create the Schools Our Students Deserve.

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Will you be at OEA Lobby Day?

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Attention OEA Political Activists! On Monday, March 23, you are invited to participate in OEA Lobby Day to help us move our pro-public education agenda!

The day will start with a legislative training at the Salem Convention Center; in the afternoon, we'll move to the State Capitol where you'll have the opportunity to lobby your legislators on important issues to Continue Reading

2015 OEA Representative Assembly

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2015 OEA Representative Assembly

OEA's Representative Assembly (OEA RA) is the largest deliberative body of union members in Oregon, averaging more than 600 member-delegates each year. This year's OEA RA starts the evening of April 17 and goes through the evening of April 18, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach.

Interested in becoming a Continue Reading

OEA Member’s Letter to the Editor: Standardized Testing

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Teacher, local president and OEA Board Member Kelvin Calkins submitted this Letter to the Editor to his local newspaper, the Hood River News, on Jan. 14, 2015. It is an excellent example of how to advocate for your students outside the classroom in your own community! If you would like help writing your own LTE on issues of importance to our public schools, contact the OEA Continue Reading

Fair Shot for All

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Building a Better Oregon

Earlier this month, community and labor organizations from across Oregon launched Fair Shot for All, a new coalition that is supporting solutions to create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families.

The coalition’s priorities include:

  • Raising the minimum wage;
  • Ensuring all Oregonians earn paid sick days;
  • Ending Continue Reading

OEA President Speaks Out On Assessments

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During a recent screening of the film Standardized and community panel on high-stakes standardized testing in Eugene, OEA President Hanna Vaandering spoke out on the importance of taking back our profession as educators and fighting for the schools our students deserve. Listen to her remarks and join her in this work.

5th Annual Symposium

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Assessment to Empower Meaningful Student Learning

OEA's 5th Annual Symposium on Creating the Schools Our Students Deserve

Assessment offers the opportunity to gather dependable, quality information about student learning to inform instruction on a regular basis.  When used appropriately, assessment is a powerful tool to help students know where they are in their Continue Reading

OEA Members Storm the Capitol!

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On Monday, Jan. 12, more than 250 OEA members traveled to Salem to prepare for the 2015 Legislative Session. The day started with a training at the Salem Convention Center on pressing issues coming up in the 2015 Session, and provided members an opportunity to practice networking skills and sharing of their classroom stories. In the afternoon, OEA members moved to Continue Reading

Pakistan Tragedy

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OEA President Hanna Vaandering released the statement below in response to the immense tragedy in Pakistan, in which more than 140 individuals lost their lives at a local school.

"As a community of educators, we deeply mourn the tragedy that occurred today at Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar, Pakistan. The loss of more than 100 student lives is Continue Reading

OEA Vice President Receives Peace Award

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In a ceremony at West-Linn-Wilsonville’s Athey Creek Middle School, long-time educator and Vice President of the Oregon Education Association Tony Crawford was awarded the 2014 Educational Leadership in the Field of Peace and Conflict Resolution award.

Crawford started the Student Advocacy Peace Program at Ackerman Middle School in Canby 14 years ago. The Continue Reading

Oregon Voters Support Education

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Legislature Grows Pro-public Education Majority

Bucking the national trend, Oregon voters showed their strong support for public schools and pro-public education candidates! 
In communities across the state, voters passed 83 percent of all local school and community college bonds and levies on the ballot.

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Fall 2014 Today’s OEA

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The Fall 2014 issue of Today's OEA magazine is out! The full issue is available to read online here. Featured stories include:

  • Degrees Not Debt cover story (story published below)
  • All About Opting Out
  • Joining the Fight for a Living Wage Campaign
  • And more resources for OEA members!

Degrees Not Debt

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NEA and OEA Presidents Answer Questions on Assessment

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On Wednesday, October 15, during OEA's Week of Action, as many of 4,000 OEA members engaged in a conversation with NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia and OEA President Hanna Vaandering. The Tele-Town hall focused on the overuse of standardized testing in our public schools. Presidents Eskelsen Garcia and Vaandering shared what NEA and OEA are doing to put the Continue Reading

Week of Action Video

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We've compiled the best of OEA's Week of Action in pictures - take a look at our video and see the incredible community that came together all across the state for the schools our students deserve!

Hot Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

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November is upon us, and NEA Member Benefits has deals to share with you!

NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for November—just in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving!

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