• On the Brink of Something Big

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  • Shaping PPS Priorities for SSA Dollars

  • Putting New Funding Where It's Needed

  • This Could Change Everything

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    Teach Climate Justice: Friday at the Movies

    Join the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee and the PAT for a social and educational gathering to view and discuss the new film, Necessity: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance.

    RSVP Here

    Necessity traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying highly toxic tar sands oil through Native lands and essential waterways in North America. The film offers an intimate look at what happens when people of conscience disobey the law, but stand up for Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and our future.

    Panel discussion after screening. Refreshments provided. Free admission.

    Teach Climate Justice: Friday at the Movies

    When: Friday, Feb. 21, 4 to 6 pm (4 - 4:30 pm social; 4:30 to 6 pm program)

    Where: Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th Ave.

    Printable Flyer available here.


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    OEA PAC Convention: March 6th and 7th

    Join us for the 2020 OEA-PAC Convention on March 6th and 7th to help decide Oregon's future leaders and the direction of public education! Meet the candidates for federal and state offices, discuss your priority issues with them, and help determine which candidates OEA PAC will support.

    OEA PAC works to elect pro-public education candidates to public office. The OEA PAC Convention consists of OEA PAC contributors from across the state who convene every two years to endorse candidates running for statewide offices. This year we will hear from candidates running for Secretary of State, Attorney General, Labor Commissioner, and all Congressional seats.  

    All OEA PAC contributors are invited to the OEA PAC Convention: Friday evening, March 6th, and all-day Saturday, March 7th at the Benson Hotel, in downtown Portland.

    If you are an OEA PAC contributor, registration is free. Register here!

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    OEA Workshops: Helping Students Take the Lead in Assessments

    Register NOW to attend sessions covering a variety of assessment topics including the guiding principles that support assessment quality and practical ways to get your students involved. Seminars are facilitated by local classroom teachers and teacher-leaders. The first workshop starts February 10th. Find out more here.

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    SSA Community Conversation: Latin@ Students and Families

    The Portland Association of Teachers is excited to partner with MEChA Students, MELENIO, LATNET and Colegio de Padres to hold a forum to discuss what our students need, and how our schools can better serve them.

    The recent passage of the Student Success Act (SSA) means that additional resources are coming to our schools, with the specific purpose of improving outcomes for students of color. In our forum, we will center Latinx/Chicanx student and parent voices, to inform PAT’s work in bargaining, and to give feedback to the district on their SSA plan.

    We hope to build lasting partnerships between the community groups, parents, and the Portland Association of teachers, to better advocate together for our students. Thursday, February 20 6:30-8 pm Jefferson High School RSVP Here.

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