Featured Affiliate Resources

Ohio Pension Plans
December 2022 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

Ohio Pension Plans
October 2022 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

Ohio Pension Plans
September 2022 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

Featured Professional Resources

OEA Pathways Mentor Program

This Program is Not Accepting any Additional Applicants for 2022-2023

Ohio Code of Conduct FAQs

Below are documents for a variety of topics to Frequently Asked Questions relating to Ohio’s Code of Conduct developed jointly between OEA and the Ohio Department of Education. Click on each topic to down each document in .pdf format in …

Scholarships for 2023 NEA National Leadership Summit – Information coming soon.

The 2022 NEA National Leadership Summit will be held March 11-13, 2022. At this time, the NEA is planning for an in-person experience. When a location is determined that information will be shared. The summit will further develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions. Applications due December 6th.

Featured Scholarships and Awards

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OEA Educational Foundation

The work of the Ohio Educational Foundation is to fund initiatives that enhance student learning, student achievement, and well being, as well as promote social justice. Its Board of Directors is pleased to introduce four funding opportunities available to all OEA members.

OEA ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

The $4,000 ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship is presented each year to an Education Support Professional member currently enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program in Ohio or a senior education student who has been formally accepted for graduate study in a master’s degree of education program at an accredited Ohio college or university.

OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award

The OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award recognizes individual members and local associations who have furthered the cause of peace and international understanding. Paul Swaddling was a teacher for over 20 years in the Berea City Schools located in northeastern Ohio. His personal and professional life exemplified a commitment to his two great passions: education and peace.

Featured Take Action

Senate Bill 361 – OEA Government Relations Summary

Senate Bill 361 – OEA Government Relations Summary – October 4, 2022 Status: Introduced 10/3/22; Senator Sponsor: Hoagland; Co-sponsors: Senators O’Brien, Cirino, Lang, Schaffer; Committee assignment pending. Overview: SB 361 authorizes school districts, charter schools, and STEM schools to employ …

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Ohio Senate Testimony: the Proposed Graduation Requirements’ Amendment

OEA is opposed to the amendment as it is currently written. Students should be able to demonstrate what they know in ways other than a standardized test. A child is more than a test score. Ohio’s graduation requirements should reflect this as well.