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Foundation of Excellence Honors Kyle Dahlem
Former OEA Pres. Kyle Dahlem has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Read the full article inside.
Funding cuts have brought public schools to a critical point in state history, but a petition drive to create a one-cent sales tax could possibly save our schools. Read Pre. Alicia Priest’s full statement in our Media Center.
Uncovering the truths of liability insurance
Questions about how much liability insurance coverage an education employee really needs come up frequently. There are myths, rumors and flat out misrepresentations that permeate faculty lounges, e-mails and even some websites – all in an attempt to lure education employees into believing they need a specific amount of liability insurance coverage to protect their employment. Read the full article in our From Your Counsel Archives.
This Month in the Oklahoma Observer
John Thompson, historian and teacher, wonders why the Gates Foundation is so slow to recognize the failure of his teacher evaluation initiative and mitigate the damage he has done to so many teachers who were unjustly fired. Read his take on the case of Tulsa in our Members Only section. The OEA is proud to partner with the Oklahoma Observer to offer members a free, year-long subscription to the digital version of the state's most professive publication and biggest supporter of public education. You can more details inside, articles from past issues and the 2015 education issue of the Observer.