Election Day is right around the corner, and with so much is at stake for students and educators, it's time to think about how you'll vote this year.
The OEA-PAC has interviewed, considered, and endorsed candidates around the state. Your OEA Board has also made endorsements in several statewide ballot measures. Important issues are up for debate, all of which Continue Reading
Oregon teachers and voters say #NoThanksKnute
Knute Buehler’s education proposal is unpopular with teachers and the general public. Oregon educators reject gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler’s proposal to cut teacher benefits and salaries if he were elected governor. Buehler has said that taking $1.2 billion from the
retirements of teachers and other public Continue Reading
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.
OEA is hosting town hall forums Continue Reading
It’s the start of a new school year! Consider these tips as you work with students to build strong and effective relationships.
Before problems arise:
- Get to know your students. This will help you anticipate problem situations.
- Show courtesy to every student and display trust and confidence in each one.
- Teaching strategies reinforce your mutually respectful Continue Reading
Aggressive anti-union efforts are happening around the nation right now. These efforts to weaken unions and worker power, from groups like the Freedom Foundation and Opt-Out Today, can be misleading and confusing. Here is some information that you might find helpful if you come into contact with any of these organizations by phone, mail, or email.
TELL Survey Shows Areas of Promise, and Concern
Oregon educators are seeing improvements in their access to technology and professional learning, but face increasing challenges with policies involving managing student conduct, according to results of the latest Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey, released April 23.
The TELL survey is Continue Reading
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
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?
OEA Leaders for Tomorrow Continue Reading
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
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
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will revoke the protected status of over 800,000 people currently residing in the United States. Oregon is home to over 11,000 DACA recipients, often called “Dreamers”, many of whom are young people who have no memory of living anywhere Continue Reading
“Dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a vicious assault on students, educators, small business owners, healthcare workers, and so many others contributing to their families and communities. DACA has proven to be an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in Continue Reading
We've learned that the anti-union Freedom Foundation has once again spammed thousands of Oregon educators through direct mail peddling their lies and propaganda. This comes after a series of incidents last year where they either sent mail or knocked on many of your doors.
We are hearing similar reports from our neighboring NEA state affiliate leaders in Continue Reading