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<br /> A PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION<br /> OhioSchools<br /> OCTOBER 2015<br /> Terri Kempher, first grade teacher<br /> at Whittier Elementary School<br /> (Findlay EA) talks about the<br /> successes and challenges her<br /> local experienced as a participant in<br /> the Professional Issues Organizing<br /> Grant pilot.<br /> Lessons learned<br /> Through OEA Professional Issues Organizing<br /> Grant pilot, locals are supporting school<br /> change that benefits students, schools<br /> and communities. p14<br /> Everyone knows that buying<br /> in bulk is a better value.<br /> Whether it’s 5 gallons of mayonnaise or 100 rolls<br /> of toilet paper, when you purchase items in larger<br /> quantities, you tend to get a better deal.<br /> As an NEA member, you can buy auto<br /> and home insurance at a bulk-rate, too!<br /> That’s because you’re taking advantage<br /> of pricing and benefits b<a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=1"> A PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION </a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=2"> Everyone knows that buying in bulk is a better va</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=3"> COVER STORY 14 Lessons learned Through OEA P</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=4"> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Making a difference Sometime</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=5"> NOTEBOOK When a member needed support, Pickerin</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=6"> “The OEA was instrumental in convincing t</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=7"> OEA ON THE WEB Enjoy Ohio Schools wherever you a</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=8"> EXTRA CREDIT OhioSchools Create a Cover Contest </a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=9"> </a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=10"> Celebrate Black History Month with OEA essay cont</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=11"> p paying out-of-pocket for school plies and inst</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=12"> MAKING THE GRADE (Left to right) The 2015</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=13"> First-grade teacher Rebecca Rice, recipient</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=14"> OEA Doris L. Allen Minority Caucus represents all</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=15"> photo by Michele Prater OEA sponsors ONN High Sc</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=16"> COVER STORY Lessons learned THROUGH OEA PROFESS</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=17"> (Left to right) Joni Watson (Dayton EA) talks abo</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=18"> Consequences of testing inspire St. Marys EA to w</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=19"> LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Long-awaited charter school re</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=20"> Ohio Charter School Accountability Project partne</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=21"> OEA urges U.S. Department of Education to reconsi</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=22"> FEATURE </a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=23"> </a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=24"> ASSOCIATION OEA Fall 2015 Representative Assembly</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=25"> OEA Board of Directors actions At its meeting hel</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=26"> OEA staff news Kelli Shealy has been reclassified</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=27"> OEA District RA and Delegate Briefing Schedule—Fa</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=28"> Share your story: How are you helping to make sur</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=29"> MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY photos ©</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=30"> Through DePietro’s leadership, 100 BCMS stu</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=31"> A special offer for OEA members: $100 Cash Reward</a> <a title="October 2015 Ohio Schools page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00514367?page=32"> ATTENTION POSTMASTER: PLEASE DELIVER NO LATER THA</a>