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<br /> A PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION<br /> OhioSchools<br /> DECEMBER 2017<br /> Challenging<br /> assumptions<br /> In Wellston, climate science lessons offer<br /> a learning opportunity for educators,<br /> students and the community p14<br /> science students at Wellston High School take measurements<br /> and GPS coordinates in the school’s land lab to determine<br /> where to set up birdhouses for tree swallows.<br /> Science teacher James Sutter and his AP environmental<br /> CA Lic#0041343<br /> ©2017 CCMC<br /> KEEPING OUR PROMISE<br /> So you can focus on what matters<br /> While you are balancing personal life and your students’ needs, you don’t have<br /> time to worry about auto and home insurance. That’s why we promise...<br /> Educator-<br /> Specific Benefits<br /> Exceptional<br /> Customer Service<br /> Generous<br /> Discounts<br /> Exclusive<br /> Member Rates<a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=1"> A PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=2"> CA Lic#0041343 ©2017 CCMC KEEPING OUR PROMISE So</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=3"> COVER STORY 14 Challenging assumptions </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=4"> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Family ties THE CONNECTIONS W</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=5"> NOTEBOOK Portage County EA DD members return to w</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=6"> Despite the board’s unwillingness to make m</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=7"> EXTRA CREDIT </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=8"> MAKING THE GRADE Doris L. Allen Minority Caucus’ </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=9"> Kathleen Purdy and Tamika Moss presented a Golden</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=10"> OEA WOMEN’S CAUCUS OEA Women’s Caucus leads in a </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=11"> OEA ON THE WEB OEA ON THE WEB New videos feature</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=12"> SUBJECT MATTER Attend The 2018 Keynote speaker, </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=13"> 2018 Advocacy & Organizing Institute Sessions Thi</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=14"> FEATURE photos courtesy of Parma E</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=15"> school board pro-public According to PE</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=16"> COVER STORY Science teacher James </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=17"> Sutter pours hot water into a canning jar in whic</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=18"> photos by Tim Revell (Clockwise from top left) An</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=19"> Sutter says that because they are seeing th</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=20"> POLITICAL ACTION Across the nation, schools prep</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=21"> OEA RETIREMENT SYSTEMS UPDATE SERS Board approve</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=22"> LEGISLATIVE UPDATE HB 21 – Improvements to charte</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=23"> ASSOCIATION photos by Tim Revell De</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=24"> 1. “Your commitment extends far beyond th</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=25"> 3. 4. </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=26"> OEA Board of Directors actions October At its me</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=27"> MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=28"> LEA members provided hundreds of homemade and pur</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=29"> </a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=30"> Help make your local a welcoming place for new ed</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=31"> NEA MEMBERS...DON'T WAIT IN LINE, SHOP IN THE COM</a> <a title="December 2017 Ohio Schools page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/19412226?page=32"> ATTENTION POSTMASTER: PLEASE DELIVER NO LATER THA</a>