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Legislature releases historic education investment proposal,…

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A Crisis of Disrupted Learning

Our schools are in crisis all across the state. Students come to…

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OEA launches Educator-Led Improvement Toolkit

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As an organization, we believe that all students, regardless of zip code, deserve a quality education that inspires their natural curiosity, imagination and desire to learn. Turning this vision into a reality requires teamwork and a dedication to change at the local level where those who know students the best – educators in classrooms and communities – lead the Continue Reading

Five Steps for Responding to Bullying & Fear

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Taking Steps Toward Common Good & Collective Action                                                                                                                            

1. Respond immediately and systemically: Do not wait or second guess. Come together as a school community and work intentionally and comprehensively to immediately respond to issues of Continue Reading

Report the Hate

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In the world post-election, schools across Oregon are reporting a rise in attacks based on race, color, religion and sexual orientation. The Oregon Education Association is resolute in our belief that all students and educators have the right to attend schools free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and bullying. To that end, OEA leaders and staff would Continue Reading

Ensuring Safe, Welcoming, and Bias-free Schools

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"Now more than ever, we must double our resolve to bring people together and focus on building a future for all Americans where their dreams outweigh their fears and hope smothers anger and hate. We are stronger together and we will never give up on what we hold dear."

— NEA President Lily Eskelsen García 

On the day following the shocking results of the 2016 Continue Reading

Dispelling Title I Myths

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A new federal law as extensive as the Every Student Succeeds Act generates additional rules, regulations, and guidance to help school and education leaders across the country understand the nearly 1,100 page law. The U.S. Department of Education has been publishing guidance extensively over the past few weeks.

Most of the guidance is directed at state education Continue Reading

Local Decision Making Under ESSA

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The Every Student Succeeds Act restores decision making about schools back into the hands of those who know students best – teachers, parents and families, and students themselves.

ESSA specifically calls for local and state education agencies to consult with, involve and partner with a wide range of groups that includes teachers, paraeducators, families, Continue Reading

Teaching is Love

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Ads capture educator’s passion for their work; commitment to their students

As students across the state prepare to go back-to-school, some may see a familiar face or two in a series of ads debuting today. The emotional, unscripted television ads from the Oregon Education Association (OEA) feature Oregon educators, students and parents talking about their Continue Reading

Getting ESSA Right

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What is the opportunity you have in your school district to take action for your students? That was the overarching message at a three day Every Student Succeeds Act workshop for Pacific region educators, led by the National Education Association.

From June 21-23, more than 150 educators from seven western states and Oklahoma – including more than 50 Oregon Continue Reading

Time to Lead the Way

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The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has presented educators around the country with an amazing opportunity to take the lead in our profession and determine how the next generation of students and teachers will experience public education.

No Child Left Behind put educators in a position where we had to follow the lead of the federal government. Continue Reading

Evaluating Educators Under ESSA

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The Every Student Succeeds Act strips the U.S. Secretary of Education’s authority to mandate state educator evaluations or any aspect of a state’s educator evaluation system. This is a dramatic shift from the evaluation mandates states had to comply with to secure state ESEA flexibility waivers over the past few years.

Another dramatic shift is the immediate Continue Reading

How ESSA Affects Assessment

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The Every Student Succeeds Act takes steps to roll back the emphasis No Child Left Behind placed on high-stakes tests. After nearly 15 years of NCLB’s test-and-punish approach, the changes in ESSA are a welcome shift.

And while ESSA maintains the requirement for annual tests in grades 3-8 and once in high school, additional provisions in the legislation open the 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

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