Communicating with our members is a top priority and the OEA has a variety of methods to help keep members informed on issues that affect classrooms, teachers, support professionals and students.
Fight For Funding Campaign
OEA’s ambitious campaign, Fight For Funding, is designed to assemble the collective anger over poor public education funding in Oklahoma and steer that emotion at a common target, namely the Oklahoma Legislature. It is our state representatives and senators who have the responsibility and the power to improve education for all children.
Gathering OEA members, public school children, parents and at least one elected official, we produced a long-format video and dozens of shorter snippets for ads on social media and various webpages as paid ads. The campaign is entirely digital and is partially funded by a grant from the National Education Association. It will run through the end of May.
While our members are welcome to join the cause, our primary goal is to collect contact information from parents, school patrons, business leaders, and other like-minded groups. We will share information with our new partners via email, keeping them up-to-date on the latest education-related issues and rallying their support to help win the day for our children.
Visit FightforFunding.org, the centerpiece of the campaign, to see the full scope of the project. There, you can watch the video and find current news and information about public education. Several components on the site can be shared on your social media accounts.
The campaign creativity and scope was developed by Staplegun, an Oklahoma City based advertising firm that we have worked with on several different projects over the last few years. For more information on Fight For Funding and OEAaction, contact Doug Folks.
Recognized as the best newspaper among NEA affiliates of similar size, The Education Focus is the official magazine of the Oklahoma Education Association. Published nine times a year, The Focus covers events that affect our members and public education, personality features about members, and Association programs at the local, state and national level.
Electronic Issues Allow You to Skip the Hard Copy
OEA members have the option to read the monthly Education Focus via our website and not receive the magazine through the regular mail. Members who “opt out” of the hard copy will receive an email highlighting stories from the current issue and a link to the OEA website where they can review a PDF version online. Online opt out registration.
The Education Edge
The OEA Education Edge is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that covers regional news and late-breaking news, as well as information on OEA/NEA programs and services. It also includes information on programs and opportunities from organizations not affiliated with OEA that members may find useful.
The OEA Legislative Update/Alert is an e-newsletter emailed only to member home email addresses, according to OEA Policy. Published weekly throughout the year (or as needed), this electronic publication covers the latest legislative and political campaign news relevant to education and OEA members. If you are not receiving the Legislative Updates and Alerts, email Jacob Tharp, Communications/LPO Center assisstant, and give him your name, school district and home email address. For more information, contact Jacob at 800.522.8091.
Social media has become the go-to source for information and OEA maintains a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
Facebook - OEA's page provides a forum for conversation about current issues, especially breaking news from the legislature.
Twitter, @okea, provides commentary on current issues, and live-tweeting from some legislative committees and floor debates.
Pinterest.com/okeapins offers several different boards to spark your inspiration and share a laugh, as well.
Instagram, @insta_okea, shares the faces of OEA members from across the state.
From schools to legislators and community leaders to local associations, many public education friends are active in the world of social media. View a list of Facebook and Twitter links that we've gathered.
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