posted on 04-Oct-19 09:24
Tulsa educator Kate Baker has joined the OEA an advocacy specialist assigned to her former local association.
posted on 26-Sep-19 11:55
Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, in 17 Oklahoma counties. Is your district one of them?
posted on 09-Sep-19 15:03
Most of us hope that, once we retire, people will remember us for something positive. That won’t be an issue for Linda Hendrix, who recently retired from OEA.
posted on 09-Sep-19 14:46
Early Career Educators need your support, especially at the beginning of the year. Reach out and see what they need help with.
posted on 05-Sep-19 10:53
Forty-nine Oklahoma counties have elections on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Do you have a plan to vote?
posted on 28-Aug-19 15:13
Bixby’s Jessica Jernegan has been named a finalist for the prestigious NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest award presented by the NEA Foundation.
posted on 20-Aug-19 14:30
In what seems to be an annual August headline, health insurance rates for education employees, other state workers and retirees are going up next year.
posted on 08-Aug-19 16:38
Missouri grad Ellen Pogemiller is OEA's newest member of the Legislative and Political Organizing Center and Southwest Regional Team.
posted on 30-Jul-19 11:41
Former Tulsa educator Heather Cody joins the OEA staff on the Northeast Team as a teacher and learning specialist.
posted on 26-Jul-19 14:37
Pro Tem Greg Treat has announced which interim studies the Oklahoma Senate will convene this year.
posted on 23-Jul-19 08:47
Speaker Charles McCall has announced which interim studies were approved for further study by the Oklahoma House of Representatives this year.
posted on 17-Jul-19 15:48
Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in 17 Oklahoma counties. Be sure to make your plan to vote.
posted on 18-Jun-19 11:39
Here's a look at every education bill that passed out of the 2019 legislative session.
posted on 17-May-19 09:56
The governor and legislative leaders announced an $8.3 billion budget deal May 15, and that deal includes a teacher pay raise.
posted on 23-Apr-19 16:12
Fifteen school districts have bond elections scheduled for May 14. Is your district one of them?
posted on 11-Apr-19 15:20
Competition was intense for the 2019 Read Across America Poster Contest, with Chisholm High School's Danae Stidham taking top honors.
posted on 21-Mar-19 17:08
Hundreds of elections are planned in 75 of the 77 counties in Oklahoma on Tuesday, April 2. What's your plan to vote?
posted on 01-Mar-19 16:30
School bond elections are scheduled for around the state on March 5, 2019. Have you made a plan to vote?
posted on 08-Feb-19 17:01
Want to show your community how much you love them? Give everyone an early Valentine’s present by hitting the polls Tuesday, Feb. 12. Elections are scheduled across Oklahoma, so be sure to make your plan to vote that day.
posted on 04-Feb-19 14:57
We're glad Gov. Stitt wants to move Oklahoma public education to No. 1. He wants teacher pay to be tops in the region, but his $1,200 proposal won't get us there.
posted on 19-Dec-18 15:50
Teacher salary increases and improved school funding highlight the Oklahoma Education Association’s Year Two of its Together We’re Stronger plan, as outlined by OEA President Alicia Priest at a press conference today.
posted on 12-Dec-18 12:07
James Keith, administrative director at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth campus, has been named the next executive director of the Oklahoma Education Association.
posted on 06-Aug-18 16:15
All voters, regardless of party affiliation, will have elections to vote in on August 28. In this blog, you'll find a county-by-country look at what will be on the ballot.
posted on 31-Jul-18 14:24
Eighteen school districts around the state will have bond issues on the Aug. 28 ballot.
posted on 22-Jun-18 20:30
Four of the five candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction have completed a questionnaire from the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education. Read their answers inside.
posted on 11-Jun-18 12:20
Nearly 800 Oklahomans filed to run for office this year - the highest number of candidates in state history.
posted on 17-May-18 18:26
The Oklahoma Education Association has joined a group of taxpayers and education organizations to file a challenge to the State Question 799 referendum petition.
posted on 02-May-18 10:13
Zarina Khalidov's drawing of a house being lifted away by balloons has won Best in Show in OEA's 2018 Read Across America poster contest.
posted on 01-Mar-18 11:27
OEA General Counsel Richard Wilkinson offers some advise about when and how teachers and support professionals should respond to student walkouts.
posted on 01-Mar-18 10:35
If you live in HD 51, have you made a plan to vote in the special election, March 6?
posted on 14-Feb-18 16:06
The outcome of Monday's Step Up Lobby Day was disappointing, but it's way to early to give up. We still have bills in place to improve public education funding.
posted on 09-Feb-18 14:45
All but two Oklahoma counties have elections on Feb. 13. Make your plan to vote today.
posted on 08-Feb-18 10:42
OREA Executive Director Sabra Tucker lets education employees know just how hard people are working to make a difference in their professional lives.
posted on 07-Feb-18 14:52
The Step Up plan would raise nearly $800 million for our state. Imagine how much that would help our students.
posted on 05-Jan-18 10:26
The primary election to fill Rep. Scott Briggs' HD 51 seat is Tuesday, Jan. 9 and several counties have ballot questions or school bond elections. Do you have a plan to vote that day?
posted on 03-Jan-18 14:49
The College Board is offering students a free personalized SAT study plan that focuses on the areas where they need the most work.
posted on 12-Dec-17 14:18
Share your local association's organizing successes at the 2018 Organizing Conference.
posted on 17-Nov-17 21:21
OEA thanks the governor for her veto and implores legislators to get back to work.
posted on 17-Nov-17 15:38
Pres. Alicia Priest says OEA and its members are extremely disappointed by the failure of the legislature to find new revenue to fund core government services.
posted on 10-Nov-17 10:07
Three legislative seats will be decided in special elections on November 14 as well as a number of school bond issues and county measures. Do you have a plan to vote?
posted on 30-Oct-17 16:08
The legislature has still not found a solution to the budget issues facing our state. Here are three simple things you can do to help.
posted on 20-Oct-17 10:16
Here is a list of resources for educators, support professionals, students and families about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.
posted on 18-Oct-17 15:00
Here are several resources for educators, support professionals, students and families about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.
posted on 06-Oct-17 15:26
Elections are scheduled for Oct. 10 in 27 counties across Oklahoma, so be sure to make your plan to vote that day. Several school districts have bond elections Tuesday.
posted on 05-Oct-17 15:20
Rep. Inman's Bipartisan Oklahoma Plan is a good start to fix the state's education funding issues, but it still leaves work to be done in the 2018 regular legislative session.
posted on 26-Sep-17 09:05
President Alicia Priest has recorded a video message about the 2017 special session.
posted on 21-Sep-17 16:35
In the wake of the Equifax cyberattack, here's what you need to know to protect yourself.
posted on 07-Sep-17 16:23
HD 46 has a general election and SD 37 has a primary election on Sept. 12. In addition, 40 counties have elections and/or propositions on the ballot next Tuesday.
posted on 01-Sep-17 14:18
Unions are the most effective way for workers to come together and counter the influence big money and big corporations have on our democracy.
posted on 22-Aug-17 15:45
In light of OSSBA's survey of school districts, OEA President Alicia Priest says legislators must stop kicking the problem down the road and find real solutions sooner rather than later.
posted on 10-Aug-17 15:59
OEA President Alicia Priest tells Governor Fallin and legislative leaders that a special session is an opportunity to keep their promises to Oklahomans.
posted on 27-Jul-17 16:06
With 855 emergency certifications already granted for 2017-18, the teacher shortage is growing worse by the day.
posted on 02-Jun-17 13:35
Sixteen Oklahoma school districts across the state received grants to promote health and prevent tobacco use among students.
posted on 26-May-17 16:09
OEA President Alicia Priest says the legislature failed Oklahoma by passing a budget that does nothing to fix education's problems.
posted on 24-May-17 18:11
OEA President Alicia Priest calls for the defeat of SB 860, a budget that further cuts Oklahoma's students, teachers and schools.
posted on 23-May-17 08:57
As the 2017 Legislative Session reaches the final few days, education employees are needed at the Capitol to help push legislators to pass a budget for all Oklahomans.
posted on 25-Jun-15 12:06
Before Linda leaves the office for retirement, she stops to say good bye to all OEA members.
posted on 17-Mar-15 17:11
After HB 1749 passed out of committee when two senators intentionally stayed away from the vote, I'm disappointed, but not surprised.
posted on 19-Feb-15 18:44
The passage of HB 1749 in the State House of Representatives is a blatant attempt to silence the voice of OEA members.
posted on 10-Dec-14 10:57
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.
posted on 05-Nov-14 15:57
Election day was a roller coaster ride, but public education has reason to be hopeful.
posted on 29-Oct-14 12:06
We learned a hard lesson in 2010. This election year, we need to be informed and we need to vote on November 4.
posted on 30-Sep-14 07:43
Politicians had their turn and we've seen the results. It's time for educators to lead public education.
posted on 29-Aug-14 15:10
My emotions ran from frustration to anger to utter belief while watching the press conferences concerning our state's loss of the NCLB waiver.
posted on 06-Aug-14 11:55
For education professionals, there are no words more powerful than "my kids." And with school starting around the state, teachers and support professionals are about to meet the next group of "their kids."
posted on 25-Jun-14 13:56
The victory during June 24's primary election is huge for all of public education.
posted on 23-May-14 13:56
There was not one single thing about the legislature's override of HB 2625 that I found "outrageous or pathetic." It was glorious.
posted on 09-May-14 16:40
With the release of the third grade reading scores today, we find out that the system and the legislature failed nearly 8,000 students.
posted on 07-May-14 16:59
Teacher Appreciation Week is a chance to reflect on how teachers entered the profession because they care.
posted on 03-Apr-14 16:57
Thank you to everyone who made March 31 a great day for public education.
posted on 27-Mar-14 16:48
On Monday, March 31, 2014, more than 20,000 people are expected to rally at the State Capitol for better education funding. It is the day we turn the tide and make education a priority.
posted on 04-Mar-14 13:14
Every year, we step up for Oklahoma's students and ask, "Please, sir, I want some more" funding for public schools. Since 2008, the response is the same as what Oliver Twist received to his request.
posted on 03-Feb-14 16:40
It doesn’t matter what mom, or dad or the teacher says, what matters is what the test score says. What a miserable position for a 9 year old.
posted on 16-Jan-14 17:30
Just when we thought the testing situation couldn't get worse, the SDE comes back with more.
posted on 06-Jan-14 15:43
Here are three simple steps you can complete to help ensure education has a great legislative session.
posted on 13-Dec-13 11:37
Who's pulling education's sleigh of bad intentions, and who's riding along?
posted on 25-Nov-13 14:27
Sharing some of the things for which I'm thankful when I think about school employees.
posted on 05-Nov-13 14:29
The governor's comments threaten our children's education in an effort to silence our criticism.
posted on 25-Oct-13 14:24
This time of year, disguises and fear are part of the festivities. Educators deal with the real scare everyday - greed being disguised as education transformation.
posted on 17-Oct-13 16:30
With apologies to Dr. Seuss, "We do not like your pension. We do not like it Treasurer man."
posted on 07-Oct-13 17:05
Testing is not teaching; meaningful learning is a by-product of teaching.
posted on 19-Sep-13 09:47
Why is Texas billionaire John Arnold so interested in the Teachers' Retirement System?
posted on 13-Sep-13 11:32
Public education is our "ocean" and we want to navigate it without drowning in politics.
posted on 23-Jul-10 15:35
Labor Day is a time to celebrate the economic and social contributions workers have made to America.
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