Members of the media may contact OFT Communications Director Lisa Zellner at 614-257-4195 (office) or 614-619-2771 (cell).
Lordstown Local Schools Treasurer Mark Ferrara and Superintendent Terry Armstrong are withholding teachers' health care benefits because they would not accept the district's negotiations proposal.
The Ohio Federation of Teachers Friday endorsed Brigid Kelly for state representative. Kelly earned the teachers' endorsement for her support of sound education policy and workers' rights.
Ron Marec, a former president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, died Jan. 8. A resident of Shaker Heights near Cleveland, Marec was 76. "Our thoughts are with Ron's family and close friends."
Teachers across Ohio are excited by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunities it creates for Ohio to reset education policy to focus on students and their success, and end the harmful test fixation that has become the predominant schooling strategy. The ESSA was overwhelmingly approved Dec. 3 by the U.S. House of Representatives as reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind. The Senate is scheduled to vote tomorrow.
A day-long conference Oct. 28 will explore how expanding Community Learning Centers across Ohio could raise student achievement and attendance, and improve student behavior and development statewide. Establishing Community Learning Centers across Ohio was the intent of the original version of House Bill 70 and remains the most important piece of the legislation.
A bill to hold charter school operators accountable will move toward a final vote tomorrow. However, we believe the conference committee overstepped its authority by adding a new provision to the bill to kill educator pensions.
The Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Federation of Teachers sent a letter to Ohio's State Board of Education President Thomas Gunlock regarding #chartergate. Read the letter.
(Aug. 25, 2015) Big news: Americans agree with educators about the biggest issues facing our schools. What tops the list?