Moratorium Declared on State School Takeovers New Ohio Graduation Rules Ready

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190716/moratorium-declared-on-state-school-takeovers-new-ohio-graduation-rules-ready

 

“The state budget deal imposing a moratorium on new Academic Distress Commissions tacitly admits what educators, parents and students have known all along—that state takeovers don’t work. Sadly, the legislature leaves the communities of Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland languishing under a failing law until they can finally figure out how to give districts struggling with high levels of poverty the support they need. As we continue the fight to pass HB 154 to repeal state takeovers and restore local control, I am deeply disappointed in the decision to allow CEOs to continue wreaking havoc on our schools.” 

Scott Dimauro, Ohio Education Association President, 7/16/2019, Facebook

Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

Restorative practices and circles are a hot topic. This is a timely opportunity for you to learn more about both. If you attended the Restorative Practices sessions at EJSA in May, this will go deeper in the restorative practices and circles.
This sixteen hour training will take place July 31 – August 1, 2019 at OEA Headquarters in Columbus. This training is free to OEA members, but you MUST be able to attend all sixteen hours of the training. You will receive a completion certificate for sixteen hours, and the class is also eligible for 1 Ashland credit at a cost of approximately $180.
Click on the flyer to learn how to register.
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Cultural Competency and Equity Literacy

Are you interested in learning more about social justice an equity literacy? OEA will be hosting a professional learning seminar July 16-17. You will develop foundational knowledge, explore your belief systems, and will begin to have conversations about how to redress the issues.
Please click on the flyer to get instructions for registration. You can earn CEUs for this. Remember to create a goal on your IPDP that matches.
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Panel Discussion with Education Advocates to repeal HB70 and the ACA

At the OEA Summer Academy a panel discussion was held with State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport), State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Larry Ellis, President of Youngstown Education Association shared their experiences with the state government and the Academic Distress Commission.

Both Representatives sponsored the House Bill 154 which passed the House 83-12 as a stand alone bill to dissolve and replace academic distress commissions. See the link below to learn who else sponsored the bill.

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-154

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Urge your Sen. to Oppose Voucher Provisions in the Sub. Budget Bill (HB 166)

The Senate’s substitute bill includes several provisions related to the EdChoice voucher program that serve to expand the eligibility, availability, and cost of vouchers.  OEA opposes these changes. OEA believes these funds would be better applied to the approximately 90% of students who attend Ohio’s local public schools.

 

https://www.ohea.org/actions/urge-your-sen-to-oppose-voucher-provisions-in-the-sub-budget-bill-hb-166/

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