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Using TELL Data to Improve Conditions for Students

The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL)…

ESSA Update
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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…

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. 

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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

Power to Our Students

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The Summer 2015 edition of Today's OEA is now available!

In this issue's cover story, "Power to Our Students," our members tell their stories about how the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment is going this year, how the opt-out movement has impacted their reality as both teachers and parents, and what a better system ofassessment might entail.

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Applauding the passage of HB 2655

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On June 11, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2655, the Student Assessment Bill of Rights.  The Bill recognizes students and their parents as important stakeholders in the assessment process and improves transparency around the assessment process for students and educators. This bill also establishes one of the most parent friendly opt-out bills in the nation, ensuring Continue Reading

Senate Passes Crucial Testing Law, HB 2680

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On the morning of May 12, 2015, the Senate passed HB 2680, which will soon move to the Governor’s desk for signing.  The following statement can be attributed to Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering:

“Today the Oregon Senate took one of the most important steps in moving us down a new path toward a better system of assessment.  By passing HB2680 the Continue Reading

Educating for Peace: Spirit of Unity Award

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The Wholistic Peace Institute (WPI) Announces the 7th Annual Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Awards

“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write, and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the worlds in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies”.   UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The Continue Reading

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