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Resources to address gun violence, shootings

Gun violence and the persistent recurrence of shootings in our schools and communities highlight the need to deal with this issue in a productive way with the children we serve. See a list of resources.

OFT issues policy paper on testing

It’s time to end the testing mania. There is a better solution to ensure that our children are learning and thriving. This statement is the foundation of a new policy report on testing issued by OFT. The report addresses the problems caused by the current testing system and suggests ways to improve the process for students and educators. Read the report.

President Cropper's blog - Join the conversation

Share your thoughts and ideas with OFT President Melissa Cropper on her blog, “Writing the next chapter.” Join the conversation.

America's Workforce Radio - daily labor programming

Listen to OFT President Melissa Cropper's monthly interview on America’s Workforce Radio every third Tuesday. Or listen to past interviews in the AWF archive. “The radio voice of the working people.” America’s Work Force is the only daily labor radio program in America supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives. Live on WERE in northeast Ohio at 4pm and online at www.awfradio.com

Honoring A Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Labor Movement

Each third Monday of January, Americans celebrate the life and achievement of Martin Luther King, Jr. While many Americans know that the 20th century's most famous civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, few may know that he was there to support 1,300 sanitation workers in the throes of a bitter, difficult strike. Review these resources to teach students about his committment to labor as a civil right.