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<br /> OhioSchools<br /> April 2014<br /> A PUBLICATION Of The OhIO eDUCATION ASSOCIATION<br /> A student at Young Elementary shows<br /> her enthusiasm for Dr. Seuss during a<br /> Cat-A-Van visit to her school.<br /> Throughout Ohio, Read Across America festivities aim to promote<br /> the importance of reading with children every day. p14<br /> Celebrating the value of reading<br /> ATTENTION NEA MEMBERS<br /> Buying a new home or<br /> considering re nancing?<br /> Rates are still low!<br /> Call 1-800-541-2105<br /> Take advantage of low rates! 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Ammons (Newark TA) Candidate for board o</a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=26"> Proposed Amendments to the OeA AMeNDeD AND ReSTAT</a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=27"> OeA Board of Directors actions February At its </a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=28"> oEa WoMEN’S CauCuS NEa Human and Civi</a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=29"> Save the Date for The 2014 OEA Summer Academy </a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=30"> </a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=31"> </a> <a title="April 2014 Ohio Schools page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f4e6dd2b?page=32"> ATTENTiON pOSTMASTEr: plEASE DEliVEr NO lATEr THA</a>