Tell your U.S. Senators to reject DeVos as Education Secretary

How would you react if someone with no experience in the world of public education who sent her children to private schools entered your classroom to make decisions for you? That's exactly what will happen if Betsy DeVos is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education. Tell your U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown to reject the DeVos nomination.

Report echoes teacher voice on improving education

A report summarizing conversations with more than 1,500 community stakeholders and more than 1,000 online comments echoes what our members have been saying about what changes would improve education through the Every Student Succeeds Act.

What does ESSA mean for OFT members?

Like parents, teachers believe that there is so much more to children than test scores. We are frustrated by a testing culture that ties our hands. We want our students to feel the joy of learning. Find out how we can get there with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.

OFT members help schools earn Momentum Awards

OFT members helped numerous schools and districts earn the state's 2016 Momentum Award. Presented by the state board of education, Momentum Awards recognize schools for exceeding expectations for annual student growth. Which OFT member schools and districts won?