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Coverages described are subje<a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=1"> A PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=2"> We focus on you, so you can focus on them. </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=3"> COVER STORY 14 Education and experience </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=4"> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Our power, our voice OUR UNIO</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=5"> NOTEBOOK Ohio drops in national education rankin</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=6"> Educator tax deduction expanded and made permanen</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=7"> Comic strip created by Chris Pearce (Winton Woods</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=8"> EXTRA CREDIT Make Black History Month mem</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=9"> The inspiration for Women’s History Month was a w</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=10"> OEA ON THE WEB</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=11"> FEATURE (Left to ri</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=12"> Keynote speaker Kwesi Rollins talked about the co</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=13"> ORGANIZING Perry Education Support Professionals</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=14"> SUBJECT MATTER OEA prepares for the fu</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=15"> photos by Julie Newhall (Left) At the January sum</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=16"> COVER STORY Education and experience</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=17"> “The primary benefit of financial literacy </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=18"> The most important lesson my students gain from w</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=19"> LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Fed up with losing local tax </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=20"> OEA strongly opposes “gotcha” school employee pen</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=21"> ASSOCIATION OEA Board of Directors actions Januar</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=22"> OEA staff news Anne Barrett joined OEA January 4 </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=23"> The OEA Mission Statement The O</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=24"> </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=25"> Share your story: How are you helping to make sur</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=26"> Report of the OEA Secretary-Treasurer The O</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=27"> CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION FOR YE</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=28"> MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY 1. 2. </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=29"> 4. 5. We really appreciate the efforts of area </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=30"> OEA staff unions donate books to schools in each </a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=31"> A special offer for OEA members: $100 Cash Reward</a> <a title="February 2016 Ohio Schools page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9150856b?page=32"> ATTENTION POSTMASTER: PLEASE DELIVER NO LATER THA</a>