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Oregon Educator Receives National Recognition

Recently, the NEA Foundation announced that Oregon's 2014…

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Tackling the Summer Slide

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Supreme Court Rules on Fair Share

On Monday, June 30, the United States Supreme Court struck…

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Tired of over-testing your students?

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OEA Summer Conference

July 29-31, 2014

Building Our Collective Power OEA's 2014 Summer Leadership…

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Oregon Labor Candidate School

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We Won’t Give Up

National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel is…

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Reynolds High School Tragedy

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Teaching With Purpose Conference

October 10-11, 2014

A Call to Culturally Responsive Teaching October 10-11,…

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OEA Members Call for Moratorium on New High-Stakes Tests

At the recent 2014 OEA Representative Assembly (OEA-RA), members…

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News on the Oregon Matrix Model

Recently, the Oregonian published an article about the Oregon…

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Strategic Action Plan in Full Swing

Oregon educators now have a stronger voice at the bargaining…

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Questions about PERS?

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Moving Forward on the Class Size Campaign

Nearly a year ago, OEA kicked off the Class Size Campaign. Since…

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Out-of-State PERS Retirees Information

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Update on Oregon’s No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Tackling the Summer Slide

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Armed with a passion for supporting our neediest students, Oregon educators creatively address - and prevent - summer learning loss.

Harrison Park Elementary School sits at a busy corner in Southeast Portland where cars fly by and ambulances squeal day and night. In recent years, the poverty-stricken neighborhood has been plagued by racial Continue Reading

Supreme Court Rules on Fair Share

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On Monday, June 30, the United States Supreme Court struck another blow against working families with its narrow 5-4 decision in Harris v. Quinn, when it eliminated agency fee arrangements for Illinois home healthcare workers.

The case, Harris v. Quinn, was brought by the corporate-funded National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund (NRTW) as a Continue Reading

Be a Political Cadre

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Get Involved. Make a Difference. Be a Political Cadre.

If you are interested in helping to strengthen educators' voice in public policy and you enjoy working with coalitions, fellow members and elected officials to better our schools, OEA's Political Cadre program is for you!

As a cadre, you can assist your local union with anything from Continue Reading

Oregon Labor Candidate School

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Tired of policy makers ignoring the interests of educators and working families? Ever thought of running for office? Now is your chance to be the change from within – sign up for the Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLC) today!

The Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) is an important element of OEA's strategic goal to reshape politics!  The School Continue Reading

Reynolds High School Tragedy

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Our hearts are with the educators, students and families members impacted by the shooting at Reynolds High School on Tuesday, June 10. As an education community, we mourn the loss of freshman student Emilio Hoffman. We also honor the bravery of Reynolds High School PE teacher Todd Rispler, who, despite being injured by a grazing bullet, alerted Continue Reading

OEA Members Call for Moratorium on New High-Stakes Tests

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At the recent 2014 OEA Representative Assembly (OEA-RA), members of the Oregon Education Association (OEA) took a strong stand on behalf of their students and against the overuse of new high-stakes, standardized tests. The OEA-RA is the largest deliberative body of professional educators in Oregon, averaging more than 600 member-delegates each Continue Reading

Strategic Action Plan in Full Swing

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Oregon educators now have a stronger voice at the bargaining table, in the halls of the Capitol, at the ballot box, in their classrooms and communities, and in policy discussions at the local, state and federal levels.

We are seeing a record number of OEA members engaged in new and exciting ways to lead their union and their profession.

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Moving Forward on the Class Size Campaign

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Nearly a year ago, OEA kicked off the Class Size Campaign. Since then, thousands of educators have told their stories about how the disinvestment in public education is negatively impacting our students and the future of our state every day.

We haven’t just told our stories. We’ve mobilized and engaged members at unprecedented levels. Through Continue Reading

Out-of-State PERS Retirees Information

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Dear Oregon PERS Retirees,

The Oregon Legislature passed SB 822 during the 2013 Legislative Session that will impact you as an out-of-state resident. Many of you have received a recent letter from PERS informing you that you are no longer entitled to a tax remedy as a result of your out of state residency. You can read more on the PERS website at www.oregon.gov/pers. This Continue Reading

Update on Oregon’s No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Feds Say Oregon’s Leadership on Teacher Quality is ‘High-Risk’.'  Are They Right?

Recently, the Federal government told education leaders in Oregon it’s sticking with its warning, first issued this past August, that Oregon is at ‘high risk’ of having our state’s ESEA waiver revoked. 

When Oregon first applied for a waiver from the No Child Left Continue Reading

2013 OEA Legislative Summary Released

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The year 2013 not only saw the regularly scheduled Oregon Legislative session, but also a Special Session called by Governor Kitzhaber. Through both sessions, lawmakers saw the economy improve, increased their investment in K-12 schools, reduced retirement benefits for educators and retirees, and approved a number of key policy bills that impact Continue Reading

2013 Local School Bond and Levy Results

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This fall, only 23 percent of local school bond elections were approved by voters (and one is still in recount territory) and 50 percent of local option levies were successful.

Thank you to the many OEA members and other public education supporters who worked hard to urge your community's voters to invest in your local schools!

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OEA’s Union School’s Powerful Locals Program

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These are challenging times for education professionals and our local associations.  There are fewer resources, more expectations and more problematic regulations facing our public schools and community colleges.  The result: overworked teachers, faculty and support professionals facing overcrowded classrooms, unmanageable caseloads and the stress Continue Reading

ESP Leaders for Tomorrow Program

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OEA NEA Leaders for Tomorrow program will train both current and future ESP leaders in leadership attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to be a visible, vocal advocate at the local, state and national levels of the OEA NEA.

The program is a four session training process held over a nine month period that is open to dues Continue Reading

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