OFT Update - Professional issues 11.1.16

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State board of education reverses effort to quash educator voices

The state board of education this month reversed its attempt to remove members from the Educator Standards Board (ESB) for expressing their opinion that they could not create a valid and fair "consistently high performing teacher" definition. Some state board members tried to suppress the educator voice by removing ESB members who refused to craft a definition. The reversal resulted in retaining OFT member Jim Wagner of Cleveland and two OEA members on the ESB. Find out more.

Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is back

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge encourages all schools to give their students a great start to their day with a healthy breakfast. Why? Breakfast helps students do their best with better school performance and attendance. Find helpful tools and resources at www.OhioSchoolBreakfastChallenge.com.

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OFT Update - Professional Issues is an e-newsletter of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.