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ESSA Removes “HQT” Requirements – Immediately!

Oregon teachers have cause to celebrate. The Every Student…

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Time to Lead the Way

June 21-23, 2016

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has presented…

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Income Protection Plan Watch-N-Win Sweepstakes

How would you pay your bills if you were unable to work? The…

Time to Lead the Way

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The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has presented educators around the country with an amazing opportunity to take the lead in our profession and determine how the next generation of students and teachers will experience public education.

No Child Left Behind put educators in a position where we had to follow the lead of the federal government. Continue Reading

ESSA Informational Webinars

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Do you want to know more about the Every Student Succeeds Act? Please join OEA for an introductory webinar on this landmark legislation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 or Wednesday, May 25. OEA President Hanna Vaandering will provide an overview of how ESSA affects your students, your classroom and your colleagues. You will also learn about how you can take the lead Continue Reading

2016 Summer Leadership Conference

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July 26 - 28, 2016

Sunriver Resort — Sunriver, Oregon

OEA is committed to helping our members build their skills so that they can organize around issues in their locals and fight for the schools our students deserve.  We believe that with the right mix of members, education, planning, and fun, we can build on our strengths toward a future greater than any of us Continue Reading

Reimagine Education: ODE Community Forums

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Elevating Educator Voices for Oregon Students 

Oregon Education Association members are invited to attend a series of community forums sponsored by the Oregon Department of Education. Learn more about Oregon’s education initiatives, give input on the factors that support school quality and student success, and get your questions answered by local and state Continue Reading

Great Schools, Great Communities Cafe

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Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

Schools are a bedrock for our communities and our state. Quality schools enable children to fulfill their potential, while opening the doors to opportunity. They create an educated and skilled workforce essential for strengthening our state’s economy.

For too long we’ve asked educators to do more with less. That has to Continue Reading

2016 TELL Survey

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A growing body of research shows the importance of positive teaching conditions to student learning and teacher retention.  Education leaders in Oregon want to hear from every teacher and administrator in order to make the best decisions about facilities and resources, professional development, time for collaboration, and ways for improving instruction. Now in its Continue Reading

2016 Organizing Summit

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Organizing for the Schools Our Students Deserve

Jan. 8-9, 2016
Salem Convention Center

Attendees! Download materials from the 2016 Organizing Symposium by clicking the button below. You will be redirected to a Google Drive folder.

This year’s summit offered training, workshops, and local team planning time on the following topics:

2016 TELL Survey

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A growing body of research shows the importance of positive teaching conditions to student learning and teacher retention.  Education leaders in Oregon want to hear from every teacher and administrator in order to make the best decisions about facilities and resources, professional development, time for collaboration, and ways for improving instruction. Now in its Continue Reading

2016 OEA-PIE Convention

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We hope you'll join us for the OEA-PIE Convention - March 4 & 5, 2016 held at Eugene's Valley River Inn!

This promises to be one of the most action packed OEA-PIE Conventions in recent memory! Offices for consideration include:  

  • US President
  • 1 US Senate seat
  • All 5 US House of Representatives seats
  • Oregon Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Attorney 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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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

OEA 2014 Week of Action

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NEW! Check out the picture highlight reel above from the 2014 OEA Week of Action! See a picture you'd like to download? Head over to our Flickr album, where we've compiled all of the Week of Action pictures - from LaGrande to Portland - for your enjoyment and local use. 


Corporate profits are off the charts, yet our schools remain desperately underfunded. Continue Reading

OEA Regional Advocacy Conferences

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This fall, OEA members will have the opportunity to build new skills and strengthen connections with other educators in your region. The trainings offered at OEA's Regional Advocacy Conferences cover a variety of subjects including building power through contract negotiations, effective communications, engaging new members in the union, and gaining a deeper 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 an event you'd 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