Gahanna-Jefferson Education Association
Dwayne Marshall taking one for the team today. We raised $400 for FCPE to get an “Astronaut Marshall”.
Central supports FCPE!! #centralrocks #neara #whathappenswhenyoulose
2020 Presidential candidates share their vision on public education.
Tim Ryan stopped by the Ohio delegation. Awaiting the arrival of the other presidential candidates. Congressman Tim
Many of the 2020 presidential candidates will be speaking at the NEA Rep Assembly today (somewhere around 2-3pm). Obviously, the focus will be on education policy. NEA also extended an invitation to President Trump, but there was no response. Live stream:
ra.nea.org Portions of the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly will be streamed here, including: Thursday, July 4: Welcoming Ceremony and keynote by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García Friday, July 5: Keynote by NEA Executive Director John Stocks and the #StrongPublicSchools 2020 Presidential Forum Saturday, July...
NEA Rep Assembly 2019
Up early for the 3rd Ohio caucus at 7am. The NEA RA kicks off at 10am.
We need your help!
PLEASE: Urge the Conference Committee to Keep HB 154 Language in the State Budget Bill - see link to send a quick message of support. (If you have already taken action, you cannot do it again)
ohea.org This is our last chance to advocate for the inclusion of the House-passed HB 154 ADC language in the state budget bill. TAKE ACTION by adapting the sample letter provided.
Central (and GJEA representation) at the first Ohio caucus in Houston. 2019 NEA Rep Assembly.
Jenny Palguta (MSS)
Dave Palguta (MSE)
Paige Harding (MSE)
Bobby Swartzentruber (GLHS)
Dwayne Marshall (GLHS)
Central Delegates at the first NEA caucus in Houston! Ready to go, ready to represent. #neara #centralrocks
Be sure to read to the end of the article. There are more stores that offer teacher discounts.
usatoday.com Target's weeklong Teacher Prep Event returns July 13 with a 15% discount on select school supplies, clothes and more. Here's how educators can save.
GJEA representation at the first OEA caucus for the NEA Rep Assembly. OEA members took up a collection for our communities impacted by last weeks devastating tornadoes. #givingback
Op-ed in today’s Columbus Dispatch by OEA President Becky Higgins.
dispatch.com This bill is a thoughtful way to restore some balance to our classrooms by addressing overtesting while also keeping high standards. Less time spent on
Day two of the Ohio Education Association’s spring representative assembly. It’s been a big weekend. We’ve elected a new President, Vice President, two NEA directors and a seat on the OEA board of directors. Taking care of new business items today.
[05/10/19] Congratulations, Scott DiMauro, President-elect of OEA.
Big day at the OEA RA. Today we elect a new President and Vice President.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 the Testing Reduction Act (HB 239) was introduced in the Ohio House. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Gayle Manning (R- North Ridgeville) and Erica Crawley (D- Columbus), is bipartisan legislation.
Key provisions in HB 239 are:
- Reduce state-mandated standardized tests to the federal minimums by eliminating four high school end-of-course exams. (Geometry, ELA I, American History, American Government)
- Require school districts to convene a local work group made up of teachers, parents and administrators to examine district-required testing and make recommendations for ways to reduce the amount of time spent by students on testing.
- Provide that the state continues to offer a paid administration of the ACT/SAT for high school juniors, but student participation would be voluntary.
Please continue to follow as this bill moves through the legislative process.
A lot of GJEA pride around our district!
RCS BOE passed a resolution opposing state school takeovers. Robert Barga tweaked the original to show the historical perspective of public education. BOE President Joe Begeny stated, “Public education is not something new, it’s not trendy. It’s the bedrock of American society.”
Proud of this group!
Betsy DeVos' argument in favor of larger class sizes is troubling, as told by this guy's face
The superintendent praised the agreement:
“Our teachers are the core of everything we do as a school district, and we are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement that shows them how valuable they are," she said. "The contract will help ensure more teachers stay in Oakland and that more come to teach in our classrooms and support our students.”
abcnews.go.com Teachers will also get a 3 percent bonus when the contract is ratified.
What: Chipotle Fundraiser
When: TONIGHT! March 4, 2019 4-8pm
Where: Chipotle next to Clark Hall
Why: 33% of sales donated to our student scholarship fund
How: Show this flyer at checkout
Thank you for your support! Please share!
“In a stadium filled with people chanting “USA, USA,” the son of the president of the United States called for hostility toward teachers because of their so-called political leanings. This is a message you would expect in an authoritarian regime, not at a rally for the U.S. president.”
washingtonpost.com Three teachers — from the United States, Canada and the Netherlands — link his comment to other similar sentiments manifesting around the world.
Our friends at GRIN could use your help.
#helpGRINfeed February needs for the food pantry are: canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and paper towels. We appreciate your help!
❄️❄️❄️Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools will be closed today, Friday, February 1, 2019. Stay safe and warm and we will see you on Monday!☃️☃️☃️
We have some amazing and creative teachers! Check out the story.
Not the first hit for Chapelfield’s Rebecca Cardaman and Alyssa DeCenzo - more here: https://youtu.be/DCqBSUJUSOs
It's another snow day for Gahanna students, so these 4th-grade teachers decided to have a little fun with the situation. https://nbc4i.co/2HGmXaD
Verizon has decided to #ReverseTheFee. There will be no disruptions from @RemindHQ to Verizon Wireless customers.
remind.com Whether you need a way to reach and engage families or share resources that help stakeholders teach and learn, Remind helps you stay connected with your school community.
Remind & Verizon Wireless are still in negotiations. Hopefully a deal is reached soon and it’s put in writing. #PutItInWriting
Please get the word out to your colleagues, parents and students, that as of today, Remind will stop delivering texts to Verizon Wireless customers beginning January 28.
We’re currently in conversations with Verizon to #ReverseTheFee and #PutItInWriting—and working hard to make sure that our service can continue uninterrupted for ALL the educators, students, and parents who use Remind for teaching and learning. Your voices are being heard, and we’re so grateful for your ongoing support.
Are you sick and tired of the harm standardized testing is inflicting on your students? Ready to organize to roll back state testing requirements in Ohio?
Join fellow OEA members to share your concerns and discuss strategies for convincing legislators to reduce testing next Saturday, January 26, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at OEA Headquarters.
Governor Mike DeWine has said he wants to fight for what’s best for Ohio’s children and is on the record in support of reducing state testing requirements. With a new governor and legislature now preparing for budget and education policy changes, now is the time to make our voices heard.
Parking is available in the OEA staff lot at the corner of Young and Oak Streets, at metered spots on the streets surrounding the building, and in the parking garage directly behind the building.
All concerned OEA members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please RSVP. | https://bit.ly/2RU6Nyp
For our staff who utilize Remind.
Unfortunately, carrier fees aren’t just affecting our users in Canada. Because of a new Verizon fee, we'll be forced to end text notifications on January 28 for Verizon Wireless customers who use our free service.
More information and what you can do here: www.remind.com/verizon-fee
dispatch.com In 2004, then-Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel helped persuade Columbus City Schools voters to pass a permanent 6.95-mill property-tax levy,
From Kyle Bentley’s room at Lincoln Elementary. So many positive stories about our students and teachers. Thanks Kurt Ludlow TV.
Season of giving! Gahanna teachers have donated more than $11,600 that will be given to GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need) this holiday season! It feels good to assist those in need, right here in our own community.
This is the third straight year that our staff has collected over $10,000! Thank you for your generosity!
We hope everyone has a restful break and enjoy the time off with family and friends.
Congratulations, Mr. Gregory!🏆👏👏👏🏆
This morning, Mayor Tom Kneeland - It's a New Day Gahanna presented Gahanna Lincoln High School (Gahanna, Ohio) teacher Mr. Thomas Gregory with an award for being named the National Broadcast Adviser of the Year by the Journalism Education Association. Please join us congratulating him again on this recognition!
Delegates representing Gahanna at the OEA 2018 Fall RA.
OEA Fall 2018 RA.
Ohio Education Association
Enjoy the holidays in #OhioEA STYLE!!! https://www.ohea.org/redfored-t-shirts/
#RedForEd stocking stuffers
Excellent read about the dramatic impact of Ohio’s gerrymandered districts. Ohio is not as “red” as one may think.
Republicans have a supermajority in the Ohio state legislature, but only received 50% of the total votes.
In the U.S. House, the GOP took 12 of 16 seats, but received only 52% of the total votes.
This is concerning no matter which party has control. This isn’t what democracy looks like.
cleveland.com Ohio Democrats won more votes than Republicans in 2018 Ohio Statehouse races, but will remain in the minority.
Secretary DeVos is adding barriers to higher education instead of making it more accessible.
npr.org A new lawsuit claims tens of thousands of borrowers are still waiting for the Department of Education to erase their debt — about $250 million — as it was ordered to do last month.
Congratulations Selene Kelley! 👏🏻🥇
We’re so proud of our amazing teachers!
We are proud to share that Mrs. Selene Kelley, PE teacher, has been awarded the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Education) 2019 District Teacher of the Year!
This is quite an honor - to be recognized by her peers as an outstanding professional in her field.
Mrs. Kelley will travel to Florida for the national SHAPE convention where she will be eligible for the National Teacher of the Year award.
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools will start on a TWO-HOUR DELAY TODAY, Thursday, November 15, 2018, due to icy road conditions. Enjoy the extra zzzz’s and we will see you soon!
Gahanna-Jefferson Education Association
Congratulations, Katie! 🥇
🎉🎉🎉CONGRATULATIONS to High Point Elementary Teacher Katie Hoeper who was recently honored as the 2018 OUTSTANDING ART TEACHER for Central Ohio by the Ohio Art Education Association. 🏆🏆🏆 What an amazing honor for an amazing teacher! 🎉🎉🎉 #WeAreLions #theGJPSway Gahanna High Point Elementary and PTA News
Hearings begin on Ohio’s “right to work” bill. (HB 53). Ohio overwhelmingly said “no” to Senate Bill 5. We will do it again.
There was an overflow crowd of Ohio union members and concerned citizens for first hearing on Rep. John Becker’s Right-to-work is wrong bill (HB53)
At Kenwick Studio, Lee Kelly and Christina Providence specialize in focused, intelligent movement training. We work mainly in the Pilates Method, integrating principles from many other movement forms. Work with us at your own level. You'll love it!
Located in the historic Mount Vernon area in near east Columbus, the Community Extension Center provides community outreach and education programs designed
Good for Youth Theater is a community theater for teens 13-19 in Columbus, OH area. Broadway and smaller productions are performed throughout the year.
Rape and Stalking are the most under reported crimes against a person. This page is full of resources that will assist you in finding help emotionally AND legally. We also have information on helping children who are affected by violence as well.
Open Heart Art LLC is a community theater & studio. Specializing in puppetry, masks, & costume design. Rental space available now for shows and workshops.
The Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), sponsors 23 - 24 paid thirteen-month legislative fellowship positions.
Preparing agricultural communicators, educators, and leaders through undergraduate and graduate programs, research, and outreach at The Ohio State University.
The Mid-East Honors Association fosters the collective growth of honors programs at universities and colleges located in the Mid-East region of the US.
(DLS) is a nonprofit organization that provide educational services to the local community. Services include, college planning, tutoring, GED prep, STEM
We are diverse and welcoming community in the heart of the Northland area on Morse Road. We invite you to share with us in God's mercy, forgiveness and grace.
#OETC20 Feb. 11-13, 2020 in Columbus, OH. A State of Ohio agency dedicated to advancing education through technology. Full conference information: http://oetc.ohio.gov/