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Opt Out Bill Needs Your Support

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Assessment Opt-Out Bill Hangs in the Balance

Your representative needs to hear from you NOW

HB 2655 expands parental rights to opt students out of high-stakes statewide assessments and creates a 'Student Assessment Bill of Rights' so students and parents can ensure that learning is a higher priority than testing. 

The bill is important because it clarifies and Continue Reading

Assessment Forums: Coming To You!

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A New Path for Oregon

Local Forums on Oregon's System of Assessment to Empower Meaningful Learning

Over the next month, a forum to discuss Oregon's System of Assessment will be coming to your OEA Council Region. Sign up to attend one of the following forums to offer your input on OEA's proposal for A New Path for Oregon. Download a flyer to distribute about the Continue Reading

State Schools Fund Levels Poster

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How will potential 2015-17 State School Fund Levels impact the future of Oregon's students?

A new poster, published by the OEA and our partners at COSA, OAESD, Oregon ASBO, Oregon PTA, OSEA, OSBA, and the Promise of Oregon, gives a stunning visual representation to the impacts of proposed State School Fund levels on our students and their schools. The poster is Continue Reading

What are OEA’s priorities this Session?

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The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session is in full swing, and OEA is working closely with legislators on behalf of you, your students, and the issues you know are so important to our public schools and community colleges. Curious to know what OEA's main priorities are this Legislative session? Head over to our Legislative page, where you'll find a detailed summary of Continue Reading

Tell Congress: Get it Right on ESEA Reauthorization

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We have an enormous opportunity on our hands to make serious changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/so-called No child Left Behind.

Both the House and Senate are now fully underway in the most serious effort to rewrite the law since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/so-called No child Left Behind passage in 2002. This means Continue Reading

Attend OEA’s Organizing Summit!

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Thank you to the nearly 100 participants who took part in OEA's first annual Organizing Summit, March 13-15 in Eugene, Ore. We are inspired by the incredible work and dedication of our attendees and look forward to mobilizing the skills we learned to win the revenue we need to fully fund public education and create the Schools Our Students Deserve.

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Will you be at OEA Lobby Day?

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Attention OEA Political Activists! On Monday, March 23, you are invited to participate in OEA Lobby Day to help us move our pro-public education agenda!

The day will start with a legislative training at the Salem Convention Center; in the afternoon, we'll move to the State Capitol where you'll have the opportunity to lobby your legislators on important issues to Continue Reading

2015 OEA Representative Assembly

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2015 OEA Representative Assembly

OEA's Representative Assembly (OEA RA) is the largest deliberative body of union members in Oregon, averaging more than 600 member-delegates each year. This year's OEA RA starts the evening of April 17 and goes through the evening of April 18, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach.

Interested in becoming a Continue Reading

OEA Member’s Letter to the Editor: Standardized Testing

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Teacher, local president and OEA Board Member Kelvin Calkins submitted this Letter to the Editor to his local newspaper, the Hood River News, on Jan. 14, 2015. It is an excellent example of how to advocate for your students outside the classroom in your own community! If you would like help writing your own LTE on issues of importance to our public schools, contact the OEA Continue Reading

Fair Shot for All

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Building a Better Oregon

Earlier this month, community and labor organizations from across Oregon launched Fair Shot for All, a new coalition that is supporting solutions to create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families.

The coalition’s priorities include:

  • Raising the minimum wage;
  • Ensuring all Oregonians earn paid sick days;
  • Ending Continue Reading

OEA President Speaks Out On Assessments

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During a recent screening of the film Standardized and community panel on high-stakes standardized testing in Eugene, OEA President Hanna Vaandering spoke out on the importance of taking back our profession as educators and fighting for the schools our students deserve. Listen to her remarks and join her in this work.

5th Annual Symposium

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Assessment to Empower Meaningful Student Learning

OEA's 5th Annual Symposium on Creating the Schools Our Students Deserve

Assessment offers the opportunity to gather dependable, quality information about student learning to inform instruction on a regular basis.  When used appropriately, assessment is a powerful tool to help students know where they are in their Continue Reading

OEA Members Storm the Capitol!

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On Monday, Jan. 12, more than 250 OEA members traveled to Salem to prepare for the 2015 Legislative Session. The day started with a training at the Salem Convention Center on pressing issues coming up in the 2015 Session, and provided members an opportunity to practice networking skills and sharing of their classroom stories. In the afternoon, OEA members moved to Continue Reading

Pakistan Tragedy

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OEA President Hanna Vaandering released the statement below in response to the immense tragedy in Pakistan, in which more than 140 individuals lost their lives at a local school.

"As a community of educators, we deeply mourn the tragedy that occurred today at Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar, Pakistan. The loss of more than 100 student lives is Continue Reading

OEA Vice President Receives Peace Award

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In a ceremony at West-Linn-Wilsonville’s Athey Creek Middle School, long-time educator and Vice President of the Oregon Education Association Tony Crawford was awarded the 2014 Educational Leadership in the Field of Peace and Conflict Resolution award.

Crawford started the Student Advocacy Peace Program at Ackerman Middle School in Canby 14 years ago. The Continue Reading

Oregon Voters Support Education

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Legislature Grows Pro-public Education Majority

Bucking the national trend, Oregon voters showed their strong support for public schools and pro-public education candidates! 
In communities across the state, voters passed 83 percent of all local school and community college bonds and levies on the ballot.

Two new members of the House of Representatives Continue Reading

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