Power to Change the World: 2023 Ohio Teacher of the Year Melissa Kmetz says the most important lesson she can teach students is to know their power
Learn from OEA members discussing their experiences of fighting for better learning and working conditions for students, educators, and the communities they serve. Learn some strategies and meet other educators that are managing a bargaining crisis.
Make your voices heard on June 6
Prioritizing Student Health – When COVID-19 threatened those under his care, district school nurse David Pryer made sure Allen East students, teachers, and staff could return to school safely
Ohio’s 612 public school districts are quite diverse. This summer, the legislature ripped off the band-aid and passed into law what they call a permanent solution. Ohio Excels, a group primarily consisting of business leaders, created a new concoction of graduation requirements and the Ohio legislature gobbled it up.
The high cost of hiring an attorney to protect employment rights should not be a deterrent to an OEA member. Each year, the OEA-NEA Legal Services Program provides paid legal representation to members who are forced to take legal action in a matter relating to their job.
The OEA Bargaining Boot Camps will provide local-specific financial analysis, health insurance, and contract language assessments.
Guest Blog | By Jeanne Melvin, OEA-Retired | A state takeover is part of the effort to privatize public education. Without a public hearing, the hijacked HB 70 passed the Senate and the House and was sent to the governor and signed into law. #OverTestedOH #RedForEd
By Courtney Johnson, Columbus Education Association I love my Job! Yet, I felt complicit in a crime…. It is wrong to subject young people to this much testing…. I called my union. | #OvertestedOH #RedForEd
By Julie Rine is an English Instructor and an Academic Challenge Advisor at Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio.