Preventing Cheating

Cheating is a perennial problem. A 2006 national survey found that more than 60% of high school students said they have cheated on a test, and the number of self-admitted cheaters has steadily risen over the years. New factors in the equation are access to online content to plagiarize and [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Teacher Burnout: What Stresses You Out?

Often teachers go into the profession with visions of inspiring eager young minds in a supportive and fully funded environment. Unfortunately some of the realities of teaching are not so ideal. Who expected all the paperwork that is required and the hundreds of hours spent in meetings? There is [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Health Care Reform Petition

Please sign NEA’s petition to tell your elected leaders that we need health insurance reform and we need it now! The cost of inaction is too high! Too many of our fellow Americans are uninsured, delay needed care because they can’t afford it and must often file for bankruptcy [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Negotiations Misconceptions Quelled 101

Reprinted with permission from Dr. Homeslice, an education blog by a teacher who’s actively involved in his union Having been involved in contract negotiations and the bargaining process now for a number of years with my local, I’d like to share my thoughts about negotiating a contract. We are going [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

H1N1 Lesson Plan

PBS has crafted some lesson plans on H1N1, designed for grades 10-12 in Secondary Life Science, Biology, Health, and Current Events Students will: Utilize prior knowledge to answer questions about viruses and form a definition of the term virus. Participate in a class simulation to [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

House Bill 1: FAQ

If you have any questions about House Bill 1, the educational provisions contained in it, or its implementation, please post them here. Lottery Funds: What happened to the money and how much is going to schools? Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has provided more than $16 billion to public education. Annually, [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Twitter and New Technology in the Classroom

John Hopkins University Professor Mary Knudson requires students in her medical writing class to send reports from scientific conferences, but limits them to 140 characters.  She requires them to Twitter. She says Twitter teaches students to write concisely and lets them share online information, such as links to stories [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Health Care: Reality Check

The statistics on the cost of health care in this country are grim to say the least. Over the past eight years health insurance premiums for Ohio working families have increased 76 percent, outpacing median earnings by 850 percent, which only rose 8.9 percent over that time. Even people with [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

About Voices of Change

Voices of Change was created by the OEA as a place where members, public education advocates, policymakers and others can exchange information and express their opinions on public education and related issues. So make your voice heard! We’re interested in what you have to say. You must be logged in [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →
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