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Allen Minority Caucus 40th Anniversary </a> <a title="December 2014 Ohio Schools page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1fe8c228?page=28"> OeA Board of Directors actions OCTOBER At its mee</a> <a title="December 2014 Ohio Schools page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1fe8c228?page=29"> OeA staff news Torian Hodges-Finch began his empl</a> <a title="December 2014 Ohio Schools page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1fe8c228?page=30"> Apply for 2015 OEA Awards by January 12, 2015 The</a> <a title="December 2014 Ohio Schools page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1fe8c228?page=31"> in partnership with Apply for a grant of $1,000 t</a> <a title="December 2014 Ohio Schools page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1fe8c228?page=32"> ATTeNTION POSTmASTer: PLeASe deLIVer NO LATer THA</a>