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?

OFT Update - Professional issues 12.6.16

Later deadlines offer Ohio greater opportunity to improve education via ESSA - the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The work of OFT members earns awards for schools, district.