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The Ohio Federation of Teachers today joined a national call for a moratorium on the stakes associated with Common Core assessments until the standards are properly implemented and field-tested.
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper travels to Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday to share her experiences as a teacher in mobilizing educators and the community to improve public education.
(Columbus - March 5, 2013) Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) and Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) Thursday will introduce a bill to end employment discrimination for graduate assistants and adjuncts at Ohio's public colleges and universities. The bill would remove an exemption from state law that prohibits these part-time employees from collective bargaining.
The 2013 Ohio Federation of Teachers convention opens Feb. 21 with President Melissa Cropper's State of the Union address and a lobby activity with some 300 delegates meeting with legislators about public education.
Early childhood education critical to student success; transparency, tax relief owed to citizens -- Statement by Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on the issue of marriage equality, OFT celebrates a long history of standing on the right side of history as a supporter of fairness and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
A new charter accountability bill is Ohio's first real attempt to hold accountable those who operate the privately run, publicly funded charter chains. Tell your senator to support charter accountability SB 148.
OFT applauds the House Finance Committee for stopping attacks on workers' rights by removing amendments eliminating collective bargaining and pensions for some teachers. The bill was approved by the House April 22 without those SB 5-like provisions and now goes to the Senate.
Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.