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Attend OEA’s Organizing Summit!

March 13-15, 2015

The OEA Organizing Summit is specifically for OEA members who are…

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OEA Member’s Letter to the Editor: Standardized Testing

Teacher, local president and OEA Board Member Kelvin Calkins…

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Fair Shot for All

Building a Better Oregon Earlier this month, community and labor…

Attend OEA’s Organizing Summit!

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The OEA Organizing Summit is specifically for OEA members who are committed to strengthening local and statewide organizing through practical skill-building and training on proven organizing techniques. 

Creating the Schools Our Students Deserve will require some challenging organizing and now is the time to prepare for success! The registration fee is $25.00 to Continue Reading

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

Who Will You Nominate?

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It's time to honor our amazing education colleagues and union leaders - nominations are now open for the 2015 OEA Representative Assembly awards! Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

Each year OEA recognizes the efforts and achievements of Association members and individuals outside the organization who contribute Continue Reading

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