What happens to 'highly qualified teacher' under ESSA? Does a 'consistently high performing teacher' exist? Learn about these topics and two opportunities for professional development.
Publications and Reports
Legislators want to increase class size and fine parents for truant students. An attack on teachers who talk about a student's right to opt out of testing is stalled.
OFT opposes bill to let districts create different standards, evaluations, curriculum
OFT members play a role in middle school honors. Teacher-level value-added data will be available in April.
Teachers slighted. ESSA requires your input. Fees reinstated. Learn about these and more.
Criminal charges and license suspensions for talking about testing opt-out options? Hiring unlicensed people as educators? Learn about these and other bills moving through the Ohio Legislature.
What you need to know about Friedrichs and how it threatens families. ESSA timeline precludes thoughful stakeholder input. State report card flaws make them irrelevant. See this and more in the OFT Update e-newsletter.
What should the new state superintendent bring to education leadership? What thoughts do you have about the ESSA? Read more about this and other topics of interest to OFT members.
What do changes to the OTES Framework mean for teachers? Check out new test blueprints and educator resources.
What's new for A1 teachers? Find out in the OFT Update - Professional Issues e-newsletter.