Free college for OFT members

Yes, it's true - free college. OFT members can enroll in Eastern Gateway Community College's online distance-learning program with no costs for tuition, fees or e-texts. Credits earned can be transferred to a four-year college. 

Give yourself a #PublicSchoolShoutout

There are great things happening in our neighborhood public school classrooms every day. Use the hashtag #PublicSchoolShoutout to celebrate and lift up stories from our public schools.

Eight OFT-staffed schools earn All A award

Congratulations to eight schools where educators are represented by OFT that received the 2017 All A Award. The eight schools represent five of our  locals. The All A Award is presented by the state board of education recognizing schools that earned straight As on all applicable report card measures. Awards mark the hard work of our members at Cleveland's Clark School, Citizen's Leadership Academy and Glenville High School, Toledo's McTighe Elementary and Whittier Elementary, Cincinnati's Roberts Academy: A Paideia Learning Community, New Lexington Middle School and Triad Middle School.

Survey shows educators are feeling stressed out

A survey of nearly 5,000 educators released Oct. 30 by the AFT and the Badass Teachers Association shows that nearly two-thirds of educators usually feel stressed out, twice the level felt by workers in the general population. Most surveyed feel demoralized and disrespected by state and federal officials, especially Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.