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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Friedrichs

Case is thinly veiled attempt to weaken collective bargaining,…

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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

A Better Oregon

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You’re about to be part of something BIG—a chance to build a Better Oregon by putting the needs of Oregon’s students, families and communities ahead of big, out-of-state corporations.  Next November, we will have the opportunity to pass a ballot measure to make sure (mostly) out-of-state corporations pay their fair share, allowing us to raise much-needed funds for 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

OEA’s 6th Annual Symposium

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Accountability for Student Learning and Success –
A Shared Responsibility of Educators, Parents and Education Partners

Great schools take sustained, collaborative effort by educators, parents, and members of the larger community. It takes everyone within a system working together – students, teachers, parents, principals, superintendents, local and state policy Continue Reading

2016 Organizing Summit

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Organizing for the Schools Our Students Deserve

Jan. 8-9, 2016
Salem Convention Center

Attendees! Download materials from the 2016 Organizing Symposium by clicking the button below. You will be redirected to a Google Drive folder.

This year’s summit offered training, workshops, and local team planning time on the following topics:

2016 TELL Survey

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A growing body of research shows the importance of positive teaching conditions to student learning and teacher retention.  Education leaders in Oregon want to hear from every teacher and administrator in order to make the best decisions about facilities and resources, professional development, time for collaboration, and ways for improving instruction. Now in its Continue Reading

2016 OEA-PIE Convention

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We hope you'll join us for the OEA-PIE Convention - March 4 & 5, 2016 held at Eugene's Valley River Inn!

This promises to be one of the most action packed OEA-PIE Conventions in recent memory! Offices for consideration include:  

  • US President
  • 1 US Senate seat
  • All 5 US House of Representatives seats
  • Oregon Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Attorney 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

Legislative Recommendations Training Day

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It’s time to gear up for Election 2016 and the OEA-PIE Recommendation process to make sure Oregon elects a pro-public education legislature!

We need your help recruiting OEA-PIE contributors who are willing to participate in the OEA-PIE legislative recommendation process. This year we are planning a fantastic opportunity for each UniServ to send a team of OEA-PIE 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

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