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Support Lane CC Faculty

Send A Message to LCC Administration Nine months without a…

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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?

Check out our updated resource page on PERS. It includes…

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OEA Summer Conference

July 29-31, 2014

Building Our Collective Power OEA's 2014 Summer…

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2014 OEA Representative Assembly

It's that time of year again! On May 2-3, 2014, in Portland,…

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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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2014 Legislative Session Ends

On Friday, March 7 the Oregon Legislative Assembly concluded its…

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Upcoming Events

From attending the OEA-PIE convention, where delegates works to…

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Earn Donations for OEA Foundation

Help the OEA Foundation earn donations just by shopping with…

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Local Bargaining

For Up-to-Date information on local association bargaining, click here.

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Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey

Oregon Education Leaders Announce Upcoming Teaching and Learning…

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Out-of-State PERS Retirees Information

Dear Oregon PERS Retirees, The Oregon Legislature passed SB…

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Update on Oregon’s No Child Left Behind Waiver

Feds Say Oregon’s Leadership on Teacher Quality is ‘High-Risk’.'…

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2014 OEA/NEA Positions Open for Nomination & Election

The following positions are open for nomination for the 2014…

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2013 OEA Legislative Summary Released

The year 2013 not only saw the regularly scheduled Oregon…

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2013 Local School Bond and Levy Results

This fall, only 23 percent of local school bond elections were…

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OEA’s Union School’s Powerful Locals Program

These are challenging times for education professionals and our…

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PERS Coalition Updates

UPDATE as of Sept. 27, 2013: Click here to read the PERS bills…

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ESP Leaders for Tomorrow Program

OEA NEA Leaders for Tomorrow program will train both current and…

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2013-14 Membership Materials Available

It's that time of year again! Your 2013-2014 OEA Membership…

New Partnerships with Pilot Districts for Teacher Evaluation

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The Oregon Department of Education is currently working with 12 school districts to pilot the “significant” use of Student learning and growth data in teacher and principal evaluations in order to satisfy our ESEA Waiver requirements for the 2012-13 school year. These 12 school districts were the recipients of the SB 252 Collaboration Grant. OEA's Continue Reading

OEA Elects New President and Vice President

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Hanna Vaandering Becomes President; Tony Crawford Elected Vice President

Members of the Oregon Education Association (OEA) elected a new state president and vice president, Saturday April 20, during the annual OEA Representative Assembly in Portland. Delegates elected Hanna Vaandering, a Beaverton physical education teacher, to the office of Continue Reading

New Proposed Budget Released

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New Proposed Budget Balanced on the Middle Class and Retirees

Proposal prioritizes K-12 schools but shortchanges community colleges

 

On March 4, Oregon's chief budget writers released their proposed budget for how to fund schools, community colleges, health care, and public safety for the next two years.

While we recognize that these are difficult decisions due to the Continue Reading

New poster makes funding FUN!

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OEA and our coalition partners (including Confederation of School Administrators, Oregon School Boards Association, Parent Teachers Association, and Oregon School Employees Association), recently produced a colorful poster that highlights the impact of various state school funding levels on Oregon's school districts. These posters were printed and Continue Reading

Check out the February issue of Today’s OEA

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Whew — if we thought we would have any down time at the start of the year in our work, we were sadly mistaken! Now that the holidays are over and hopefully spring is somewhere in the near future, we can only rest for a moment before we move toward the next thing on the plate.  We can rest if we must, but we can’t quit!

I have had several Continue Reading

Pilot Locals Soar!

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As a key component of OEA's Strategic Action Plan, the Powerful Locals Pilot Program is off and running. In October, 16 local associations from all corners of the state (representing K-12 teachers, education support professionals and community college faculty) were selected to participate in the Pilot Locals program. The program, under the Continue Reading

Dues Tax Deduction - Don’t Forget!

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As you begin your process of filing your 2012 taxes, don't forget that OEA members may be able to deduct their union dues for 2012 income taxes. This includes NEA, OEA and Local dues.

Here's a quick summary of how this works:

  • The deduction must meet the limitations on miscellaneous itemized deductions (deductible when “Miscellaneous” Continue Reading

How to Thrive When Teaching Gets Tough

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In the famous words of Mark Twain, “I can live two months on a good compliment.” Kind words have a way of nourishing the soul, giving us the moral rewards we need to keep going: a student saying “thank you” for helping them get to that “aha moment,” a colleague recognizing all your hard work organizing the Annual Math Night, or a parent writing you a letter extolling how your Continue Reading

Evaluation Update

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A primary focus of the Center for Great Public Schools is educator-driven evaluations. Toward that end, the Center is engaged in a partnership with the Oregon Department of Education in developing two pilot districts on teacher evaluation with an emphasis on supporting ongoing professional growth for teachers. Additionally, the Center is supporting Continue Reading

What’s New with Achievement Compacts

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All around the state, Achievement Compact Advisory Committees are working hard on developing their 2013-14 achievement compacts and accompanying report.  Please be sure to share the following information with your local Advisory Committee!

The Oregon Education Investment Board has allowed some flexibility on reporting to your local school board by February 1:

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