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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…

Opt Out Bill Needs Your Support

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Assessment Opt-Out Bill Hangs in the Balance

Your representative needs to hear from you NOW

HB 2655 expands parental rights to opt students out of high-stakes statewide assessments and creates a 'Student Assessment Bill of Rights' so students and parents can ensure that learning is a higher priority than testing. 

The bill is important because it clarifies and 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 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

Oregon Education Association Supports U.S. Postal Workers in Campaign Against Staples

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Recently, the leadership of the Oregon Education Association approved a resolution showing solidarity with and support for U.S. Postal Workers in their campaign against Staples. Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes mail service for Oregonians and post offices in local communities. In fact, post offices across the country are at 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

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