Right now, many of our students are entering our classrooms not ready to learn. From homelessness, trauma, unmet mental health needs and others, challenging behaviors are disrupting learning for all students. At the same time, class sizes are growing, resources are shrinking, and educators are being asked to do more with less.
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The 2018 Oregon Legislative Session has come to an end, and as always, OEA members made a tremendous impact on the outcome of the work done at the Capitol. In just 21 days, OEA members emailed or called their legislators more than 1,700 times. More than 150 OEA members attended OEA Lobby Day on Feb. 5, 2018 and held meetings with nearly every single legislator Continue Reading
It is no accident that more and more Americans are struggling to get ahead and provide economic stability for their families. For too long, corporate special interests and politicians who do their bidding have rigged the economy against working people to favor the wealthy and powerful.
Now those same special interests have brought a court case looks to divide and Continue Reading
Our hearts are broken yet again by the senseless and tragic shooting in our nation’s public schools, this time in Parkland, Florida. This hits so close to home as our educators and students here in Oregon spend significant time each school year practicing drills for catastrophic events such as this one. This shooting is the eighteenth school shooting so far in Continue Reading
Join us for our 2018 Conflict Resolution Workshop series.
Three upcoming workshops will cover the natural instincts people rely on when they disagree over motivations, values, ideas or needs. Participants will learn to recognize their own reactions and how to adopt a more emotionally intelligence response to conflict triggers. Emotional intelligence grows as we Continue Reading
Share Your Story & Impact Legislation
During the 2017 legislative session, your OEA lobby team hand-delivered a new Story of the Day to every legislator's office in the State Capitol. Stories came in from all corners of the state and all kinds of educators, sharing the some of the toughest experiences that our members face in their line of duty. Those words were Continue Reading
Do you want to make a difference for Oregon students? Do you want to build on the future of OEA? You can, as a delegate to this year's OEA Representative Assembly.
Join your voice to the collective power of more than 700 delegates who shape the future of OEA every April. Local Associations are currently in the process of building their roster of delegates, and Continue Reading
OEA-PAC works to elect pro-public education candidates to public office. Join us for the 2018 OEA-PAC Convention and help decide Oregon’s future leaders – and the direction of public education.
At the 2018 Convention, you'll have the opportunity to meet your candidates for federal and state offices and discuss your priority issues with them. Make your voice Continue Reading
Educators, Let Your Voice Be Heard
Thursday, Feb. 1, marks the launch of the 2018 TELL Oregon Survey, inviting feedback on teaching and learning conditions from teachers and administrators at Oregon’s schools.
Supported by a wide array of partners including the Governor’s Office, Chief Education Office, Oregon Department of Education, Confederation of School Continue Reading
No matter the age, student behaviors can be challenging as an educator. Here are some strategies and practices to keep in mind.
If you haven’t already, take time to write out your specific expectations of students in each setting of their day and share them with your students in writing, verbally, and through modeling.
OEA works to help improve members’ bottom line, including providing access to resources, financial planning tools, and discounts exclusively available to and designed for the needs of educators.
This holiday season, you have a wealth of financial resources as at your fingertips through NEA Member Benefits. Learn more about the Value of OEA Membership in this Continue Reading
Calling dedicated Education Support Professionals! The OEA Union School is now accepting applications for its ESP Leaders for Tomorrow program, an ongoing course that trains both current and future ESP leaders to become visible, vocal advocates at the local, state and national levels of OEA/NEA.
What is OEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow?
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ODE recently announced an expansion to the Oregon Teacher of the Year program. Now, Oregon will honor 19 regional teachers of the year from each of the state's Education Service Districts.
The 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year will be chosen from this group of 19 exemplary educators. Each regional honoree will also receive a cash prize of $500.
This change Continue Reading
Please join the OEA Center for Public Affairs in Salem on Monday, February 5, 2018 for our OEA Lobby Day of the 2018 Legislative Session.
We'll start our day at the Salem Convention Center for a morning of legislative engagement training.
A box lunch will be provided and from there you are free to head over to the capitol for lobbying and a tour.
The afternoon Continue Reading
Join us for a weekend of in-depth learning on best practices for organizing and bargaining for our local associations. You’ll come away with newfound skills that will strengthen your organizing and bargaining teams, as well as best practices for member engagement, communication, and campaign planning. Download the event flier here.
January 12-13, 2018
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It's that time of year when we begin the process of soliciting nominations for 2018 OEA Elected positions. If you or a member you know is interested in running for elected office to OEA and/or NEA, click here to access nomination packet information.
The following positions are open for nomination (please note unique deadlines for each position):
OEA RA Continue Reading
“Oregon’s educators offer our deepest gratitude to Salam Noor for his years of service to Oregon students at the Oregon Department of Education. Salam has been a steady and passionate voice for students and championed a vision for a well-rounded education for the department. His work to move our state toward a more balanced system of assessment and bringing together all Continue Reading
On behalf of all of us at the Oregon Education Association, we would like to welcome you back to school.
Many of you have spent all summer in our schools working with students. Others have enjoyed some valuable time off with friends and family. And others have taken second jobs.
But now as the school year begins, we are all back together and ready to do what we Continue Reading
Today’s OEA is the quarterly member publication of the OEA; we strive to create rich, interesting content that is relevant to the broad diversity of our membership. This school year, we are excited to officially launch the digital version of Today's OEA at todaysoea.org, a sister website to the OEA! Our digital magazine will include all of the content you receive Continue Reading
Hi! I’m Avery Fish and I teach 2nd grade in the Centennial School District. I moved from California to begin my teaching journey at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and have been an Oregonian ever since.
I began my union work thanks to a gentle push from a colleague. At first, I didn’t think it was for me but was in awe of the work being done. My involvement Continue Reading