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We are proud of our members who staff schools that earned Schools of Promise, High Performing Schools of Honor and High Progress Schools of Honor awards from the Ohio Department of Education. See which schools were named.
OFT teachers at Van Wert Middle School and Port Clinton Middle Schools helped earn those schools honors as Ohio Schools to Watch.
The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.
OFT welcomes the opportunity to work with Paolo DeMaria as the new state superintendent to address several deep underlying problems impacting public education such as the increased needs children bring to the classroom because of poverty.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.
As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.