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How ESSA Affects Assessment

The Every Student Succeeds Act takes steps to roll back the…

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2016 Summer Leadership Conference

July 26-28, 2016

July 26 - 28, 2016 Sunriver Resort — Sunriver, Oregon OEA is…

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ESSA & State Accountability Systems

The Every Student Succeeds Act calls for state-designed…

How ESSA Affects Assessment

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The Every Student Succeeds Act takes steps to roll back the emphasis No Child Left Behind placed on high-stakes tests. After nearly 15 years of NCLB’s test-and-punish approach, the changes in ESSA are a welcome shift.

And while ESSA maintains the requirement for annual tests in grades 3-8 and once in high school, additional provisions in the legislation open the Continue Reading

ESSA & State Accountability Systems

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The Every Student Succeeds Act calls for state-designed accountability systems, ending the era of No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all approach to accountability. ESSA also expands the measures of accountability states are required to use and ends the sole reliance on state math and reading scores as the only indicator of success.

Now, states have the flexibility and the Continue Reading

A New Era in Education

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After 14 years of education under the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind Act, students and educators finally have a new opportunity. The Every Student Succeeds Act returns decision making about our schools and students back where it belongs – in the hands of local educators, parents and communities – while continuing to keep a strong focus on students most in Continue Reading

Supreme Court Decision

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Supreme Court decision reaffirms collective bargaining

OEA President Vaandering: Silencing educator voice hurts students

WASHINGTON— An equally divided U.S. Supreme Court today delivered its decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, affirming that public employers have a compelling interest in having strong and effective collective bargaining. Continue Reading

Five Oregon Schools Receive 2016 California Casualty Athletics Grants

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Hood River Valley High School, Nyssa High School, Roosevelt High School (Portland), South Jetty High School (Warrenton), and Wallowa High School will share $6,000 in California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants. They are among 86 public high schools in 34 states receiving a total of $102,500 for struggling athletic departments.

The grant is named after Continue Reading

OEA Members Seek Association Positions

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The Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 issues of Today's OEA magazine included special inserts for the upcoming 2016 OEA-RA. In these inserts, you can find information about OEA member candidates currently running for OEA office, as well as proposed policy and bylaw amendments. 

Download the PDFs here:

OEA-PIE Convention Results are In!

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After listening to a host of speeches, participating in rigorous debate and caucusing with fellow members, the OEA-PIE assembly made candidate recommendations for several offices, including President of the United States. The hall spoke, and made it clear: We’re With Her.

Not only did the assembly recommend Hillary Clinton for US President, but there was an Continue Reading

Professional Practice Organizing Grant Opportunity

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The Center for Great Public Schools is offering an amazing opportunity for local associations to apply for a Professional Practice Organizing grant. The grants will be awarded to help local associations engage members around important issues that impact teaching and learning. 

The grant may be used to support professional learning and/or to enhance and improve Continue Reading

The End of an Era

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Historic re-write closes the chapter on ‘No Child Left Behind’;  creates greater opportunities for every student to succeed

Today the US Senate approved S. 1177 (85-12), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan and bicameral bill to reauthorize the federal education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. President Barack Obama is Continue Reading

Honoring OEA Visionary Bob Crumpton

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We learned earlier this week that former OEA Executive Director Robert “Bob” Crumpton passed away after a short and sudden illness.  Whenever we lose a member of our OEA family, we are deeply saddened.   However, this loss is especially poignant, not only because of who Bob was and what he did for our union, but also because his daughter, UniServ consultant Susan Crumpton, is Continue Reading

Tragedy at UCC

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Words can't begin to express our grief and sadness over the tragic shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Among the nine who lost their lives that day was Assistant Professor of English Larry Levine, who was teaching a writing class at the time of his death. 

As a community of educators, parents and community members - we Continue Reading

Explore these Grant Opportunities

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OEA members, parents, and our community partners have access to a wealth of resources through our state association, the National Education Association, and outside sources. From OEA Foundation grants - which provide necessary basics like eyeglasses and warm coats, to OEA Barb Drennan Promising Practices Grants that help support site-based professional Continue Reading

2015-16 Membership Materials

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Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! You are part of a family of 42,000 amazing Oregon educators, and together, we are building a better Oregon and creating the schools our students deserve. 

We know you're excited to get started; make the most of your year and your union membership with our 2015-16 Member Guide & Planner, which is chock full of helpful tips, fun Continue Reading

2015 Legislative Summary

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For Oregon Education Association members, the 2015 Legislative Session proved to be one of the productive in recent history. Educators championed pro-student legislation on a variety of top policy priorities that move our agenda to create the schools our students deserve.

Why was this legislative session so successful?  OEA Members across the state banded Continue Reading

Voices from the Field

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Feedback on "A New Path for Oregon" 

Oregon's New System of Student Assessment Garners Meaningful Feedback and Engagement

Over the past year, not only were educators involved in drafting common values, goals and a set of recommendation to transform Oregon’s assessment system, we also sought the input from a variety of stakeholders: policy makers, administrators, Continue Reading

Understanding Friedrichs

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You may have heard earlier this week that the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that would revisit long-standing, established precedent which allows teachers, firefighters and other public service workers to join together to form a union.   In 1977, the court ruled unanimously that public workers had the same Continue Reading

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