What's Happening Now
Finding Fact in the Figures
Numbers don't lie, but when it comes to Oklahoma NAEP scores, it's important to look at all of the data and then understand what it is you're reading. Read Pres. Linda Hampton’s latest blog inside at Simply Said … With Linda.
State Education Leaders Meet to Address High Stakes Testing Problems
OEA convened a large cross-section of the public education community to address concerns we are over-testing K-12 students. The group, which included teachers, administrators, parents, tribal leaders, community members and a legislator, looked at testing as it relates to the Reading Sufficiency Act, students with disabilities and state and federal requirements. Read the full story inside.
This Month in the Oklahoma Observer
John E. Orr writes about how the work of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is harming the state. Read "ALEC's Strategy: Discredit, Defund, Destroy" in our Members Only section and learn how you can win a free year's subscription to the print and digital issues of this progressive, champion-of-education newspaper. Inside, you can also find the Observer's 2014 Education Issue and information on how to receive a free, year-long subscription to the digital version of the Observer.
OEA members now have the option to receive the monthly Education Focus
, via our website rather than by regular mail. Learn more.
Targeted Skill Sessions Archive Available Inside
OEA’s three Targeted Skill Session webinars - Writing Across the Curriculum, Project-Based Learning and Literacy Across the Curriculum - have all been archived and can be watched when most convention. You will find links to the webinar archives in our Members Only section.
OEA Education Support Professionals
Education Support Professionals are vital partners in the success of our schools. They play an equally important part in the Association. Learn more about ESPs
and the work they do.
Visit the NEA's ESP page to see videos of support professionals talking about how It's More Than a Job, It's a Career
. Hit the link and scroll down the page to find the videos.
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Value Added Measures
While VAM is a required measurement of your evaluation, plenty of research shows it to be, “junk science." Take a look inside at what value added measures are really all about.
Protecting Education Pensions
A quick comparison of defined benefit and defined contribution, myth vs. fact, and more resources on your pension. Pensions page.
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