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Voucher freeze draws grumbles, but legislature’s easing of graduation rules and testing earn praise

Graduation, testing, third grade assessments, report cards, school board meetings, and of course vouchers. Here is what the state legislature has done. The Ohio legislature froze the state's EdChoice vouchers for next school year, amid coronavirus concerns, while eliminating state tests and report cards and while letting districts decide which high school seniors can graduate.

Governor Mike DeWine on Twitter

Look for action in the state legislature next week regarding mandated state testing. “School mandated testing: I’ve in contact with legislative leaders and will be asking the General Assembly to pass legislation to forgo state testing for the 2019-2020 school year.”

Clark Hall teachers working on distancing learning activities!

While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed, they are still offering a daily activity for kids! Check it out!

While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational. Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Join us starting Monday, March 16 at 3pm EDT for our first Home Safari- featuring Fiona!

Our educators are already excited to begin delivering distance learning instruction for our students. Here are some Highpoint teachers trying different options!
What do you plan to use? Feel free to share below!

Joe Biden wins the endorsement of the National Education Association

“Biden is the tireless advocate for public education and is the partner that students and educators need now in the White House.” The former vice president gets the backing of the nation’s largest labor union, giving him another boost heading into the Tuesday primaries

Dwayne Marshall for NEA-Ohio Director #1

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📣 We need YOU to join us at the statehouse after school on March 18! Grab a friend, carpool, have dinner downtown & support public schools! Please share! ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿 #VouchersCostKids #RedForEd 📣

🚨🚨Join is in showing support for our public schools! Diverting local money in the name of EdChoice hurts our public school students. #VouchersCostKids 🚨🚨

Rally at the Statehouse on March 18! Register here & bring a friend!

🚨🚨Join is in showing support for our public schools! Diverting local money in the name of EdChoice hurts our public school students. #VouchersCostKids 🚨🚨

Rally at the Statehouse on March 18! Register here & bring a friend!

Editorial: Voucher puzzle: direct payments, based on income, would be fairer

The Dispatch gets it! Must read! Let Governor DeWine know that the EdChoice voucher system needs to stop stealing our public schools’ local dollars. This editorial represents the opinion of the Dispatch editorial board, which includes the publisher, editor, editorial page editor and editorial writers.

EdChoice voucher talks in Ohio overlap with senators’ Florida fundraiser

Fundraising seems to be more important than fixing our broken EdVoucher system that steals funds from our public schools. #VouchersCostKids #DoYourJob Some Republican state senators are in Key West, Florida, raising money at the same time there are hearings the state's private school voucher program.


Ohio Education Association

The Ohio Senate rejected a bill that had broad consensus in the House. Contact your state senators! Tell them to stop stealing money from our public schools! To get involved, follow the details provided by OEA. Your voice matters.

On Wednesday the Ohio Senate rejected a House overhaul of the state’s private school voucher program sending it back to committee. #OEA #EdChoice #Vouchers #schoolvouchers #Ohio #StrongPublicSchools #VouchersCostKids

Trump Calls For End To Student Loan Forgiveness Program

As student loan debt rises...

Alice O'Brien: Trump Administration Targets State Education Associations - Education Votes

Completely political move. Alice O’Brien is NEA’s general counsel. In a nakedly political move, the Trump U.S. Department of Labor has announced its plans to force all NEA state affiliates to comply with the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (“LMRDA”). For more than 60 years, that statute has been ...

Ohio Education Association

Some positive movement in amending Ohio’s EdChoice voucher program. Now is the time to contact your state senator to urge support of the House passed bill! See OEA’s statement below.

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, the Ohio House voted with a strong, bi-partisan majority (88-7) in favor of Amended Substitute Senate Bill 89. Through this action the House seeks to resolve the still looming crisis that would have more than 1,200 public schools eligible for EdChoice vouchers based on a flawed report card system. SB 89 addresses the issue of EdChoice vouchers by eliminating most new EdChoice vouchers and shifting the program to one based on family income.

Additionally, the bill dissolves Academic Distress Commissions (a part of the failed state takeover law) and restores local control of the Lorain, Youngstown and East Cleveland school districts by June 30, 2020.

Ohio Education Association supports SB 89 and urges the Ohio Senate to move swiftly to adopt the House’s changes to the bill. To urge your Senator to support SB 89 visit

#OEA #EdChoice #Vouchers #schoolvouchers #schoolchoice #Ohio #SB89 #StateBIll89 #StrongPublicSchools #VouchersCostKids

How your tax dollars subsidize private education

News 5 Investigates: School Vouchers - Many of the students who are receiving vouchers (public money from local districts) have never set foot in a public school.
** TOTAL money transferred from Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools is over $9 MILLION. ** Ohio lawmakers are scrambling to stop the pending explosion of schools eligible for Ohio's EdChoice school voucher program. The number of schools was set to more than double to 1,227 next school year because the rules for who qualifies have changed.

Lies, lies, and more lies - Troy Daily News

This weekend’s quick read:
“That’s just how stupid they think we are.” As a former school superintendent, one of my most important, difficult, and frustrating responsibilities was trying to stay abreast of state and federal la

[12/28/19]   GJPS staff donated $12,000 to support Gahanna Residents in Need! We have the most generous staff when it comes to giving back to the community we serve. Thank you to all who contributed!

Compare Candidates - Education Votes

Compare the 2020 presidential candidates here —> The race to the White House is heating up! Here are some of the early candidates and how they stack up in terms of public education.

Dwayne Marshall elected to the position of NEA Director! Congratulations, Dwayne!

NEA President, Lily Eskelsen García address the OEA Rep Assembly!

OEA’s Fall 2019 Representative Assembly has come to order! Ohio Education Association Central OEA NEA

Increase in private school tuition vouchers is costing districts - and soon you Ohio's private school tuition voucher program, EdChoice, has grown dramatically this school year and will again next year. That has school districts in an uproar over million dollar hits to their budgets.

Dwayne Marshall addresses Central delegates as he seeks election as an NEA director.

REMINDER: Tomorrow is Election Day! Don’t forget to vote! 🗳🇺🇸

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Gahanna school board candidate under fire for tweets

GJEA has endorsed Beryl Piccolantonio, Gahanna-Jefferson school board & Daphne for Gahanna Schools for Gahanna Jefferson Board of Education. GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) — Some residents in Gahanna are criticizing tweets made by a Gahanna Jefferson School Board candidate. The tweets from candidate Jon Handler have been accused of being ra…


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We love seeing the staff rep our shirts! YOU are the association!

GJEA recently screened three candidates running for two contested seats for the Gahanna Jefferson Board of Education. After committee deliberation, GJEA has decided to endorse the following candidates for re-election:

✅ Beryl Piccolantonio
✅ Daphne Moehring

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Don’t use funds appropriated for public schools to build Trump’s wall - Education Votes

Monies earmarked for public education, at military bases particularly, are being diverted to fulfill political promises. NEA retired member James Kellar called President Trump’s plan to build a border wall with money appropriated for public schools on military bases “unconscionable” at a press briefing organized by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Kellar spent 36 years...


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Columbus City Schools earns "D" on state report card, out of jeopardy of takeover

OEA President Scott DiMauro explains the flawed state scoring system. Columbus City Schools avoids an academic state takeover by earning an overall D this year on the state report card. That's after the largest school district in the state climbed from an F last year which put CCS in jeopardy of academic distress. While the grade is big news for the 51,000 students en...

Congratulations, Dwayne Marshall!

Congratulations to our newest NEA Director Dwayne Marshall!

Have a fantastic first day!

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Ohio Education Association

Governor DeWine has signed the state budget into law. It’s a mixed bag for educators.

"Disappointed that more could not be achieved on important issues, notably the repeal of the failed state takeover of troubled school district...." — OEA President Scott DiMauro |

Dwayne Marshall taking one for the team today. We raised $400 for FCPE to get an “Astronaut Marshall”.

Central supports FCPE!! #centralrocks #neara #whathappenswhenyoulose

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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

Livestream - 2019 NEA Annual Meeting

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: 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...

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