Benefits—and challenges—of National Board Certification
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COVER STORY 13 Learning curve Understanding
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Embracing difference
NOTEBOOK Bush expands NCLB President Bush recent
STRS continues work on health care plan The Healt
EXTRA CREDIT Celebrating American women “That m
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Lead by example As
SUBJECT MATTER 1. Ohio hosts 2005 Mid-Atlantic
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MAKING THE GRADE OEA congratulates Ohio’s new Na
A Anderson, Ellen Lakota Local Anderson, Jim
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COVER STORY Learning curve As many Ohio teachers
AIDING ACHIEVEMENT National Board Certifica
Early research indicates that students of Nationa
FEATURE As our nation grows
During Martin Luther King Jr. Day week, the
Doing something OEA STAKEHOLDERS SHARE THEIR “UNI
“When I realized how much I could effect change a
“Being able to improve or protect the interest
“I felt the overall OEA21 experience was proof th
ASSOCIATION OEA Executive Committee actions A t
2005 NEA Representative Assembly The 2005 NEA Rep
OEA Minority Leadership Training Program The Mino
STRS Board elections T he State Teachers Retireme
OEA recommends Beach for STRS Board (active) A s
OEA recommends Speas for STRS Board (retired) A
SCHOOL STORIES Speak up for public e
HOME FINANCING WITHOUT THE HOMEWORK Now you c
ATTENTION POSTMASTER: PLEASE DELIVER NO LATER THA