Teachers needed to influence career tech ed. Amplify your voice on ESSA. See state test items.
Publications and Reports
OFT locals win grant money. The voices of OFT members are needed at stakeholder meetings on ESSA - find a meeting near you so you can tell ODE what changes would improve education.
Register for the Rural Ed National Forum, check out resources for summer professional development and new drug prevention programs.
Members in Toledo, three Cleveland charters ratify contracts. First AFT retiree local marks 40 years in Ohio.
Teachers at charter schools were hit hard by the state legislature in its rush to adjourn for the next six months. Legislators are on a break until sessions resume late this fall - remember that the next time a legislator chastises teachers for having the summer off. See what laws were enacted by legislators.
ULI registration closes June 8. Career tech programs get an AFT boost. Highly qualified designation still exists. Read about these and more in the OFT Professional Issues Update.
Data firm opposes use of value added for evaluations
OFT-staffed schools earn honors. Ohio's Educator Standards Board stands up for teachers.
Last-minute amendment hijacks bill by pushing privatization; accountability needed for online charters. See what your legislators did this week.
What does the value-added measure really mean? Do legislators understand it? Learn about new legislation on value added.