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Becky Miller of CAIS shared her story about how our union was able to prevent her from leaving the profession
for good. Read all about her experience here.
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Here’s how the program works:
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2. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the OEA Foundation provide children with clothing, shoes, and other basic needs!
3. You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
News from Around the State:
Can students opt out of state testing?
Yes. Previously, Oregon school districts could approve exemption requests only on the basis of accommodating a student’s disability or religious beliefs. Since 2016, a parent or adult student may opt out of Oregon’s summative statewide assessments—the Smarter Balanced assessments of mathematics and English language arts and the alternative Oregon Extended Assessment taken by some students with disabilities, for any reason. For information about exemptions from other state tests, the Oregon Department of Education has published a Frequently Asked Questions document.
Freedom Foundation is an anti-union organization that has started going door-to-door to educators’ home to try and convince them to drop their union membership. The Freedom Foundation’s mission is to weaken us, divide us, and limit our ability to advocate for our students and public education.
The Latest On the OR Supreme Court’s Recent PERS decision: Supreme Court Overturns “Grand Bargain”
The Oregonian on Medford’s Strike:
Medford Schools Open During Strike
The Oregonian Special Report on Student Absenteeism:
Oregon Students Missing School & Missing Out
2017 - 2018 Newsletter