A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members,

 

I hope that all of you had a wonderful and relaxing summer.  As the new school year begins, one of our goals is to increase attendance at our monthly meetings and encourage membership involvement.  We welcome your input and if you have suggestions or feedback, please pass them along to your building representatives.   Also, please know that anyone of our senior build reps or officers would be happy to discuss any issue or concern that you may have.

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Delivering literacy by the truckload in Oregon

Using a phone bank and other organizing tools, support staff at the Oregon School Employees Association's Centennial Chapter 113 spent months recruiting 2,000 classified employees, teachers and social service employees to sign up for First Book, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands of children who need them most.

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Wall Street deals costing schools, municipalities billions

Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.

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AFT and other groups release new accountability framework

A broad-based group of organizations has released "A New Social Compact for American Education"—a groundbreaking rethinking of accountability that replaces the current paradigm of "test and punish" with a focus on what is needed to support and improve teaching and learning.

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