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Public School Proud…if only these Grand Valley teachers had unlimited resources

  According to a recent EdWeek article by Ann Ness, teachers spend an average of $600 a year on classroom supplies.  Sometimes we hear stats like that so many times that we become immune to the reality of it – … Continue reading

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Public School Proud…impressive teaching at Cory-Rawson

  As the OFT tour of schools and worksites across the state continues, I continue to be impressed by the work our members do.  Tucked away in Hancock County is Cory-Rawson Local School District, a small district covering roughly 100 … Continue reading

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Public School Proud…Georgetown visit a reminder that first we are human.

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Denmark and meet with union leaders to discuss their education system.  Though much has stuck with me from that trip, the piece that stands out foremost in my mind is their underlying … Continue reading

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Public School Proud… social interactions a key part of learning at New Knoxville

  On Thursday,  Oct. 26, I had the opportunity to visit New Knoxville Schools.  What a fun day!  As you can tell from the pictures, Thursday was costume day.  This just added a special touch to all the learning that … Continue reading

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Public School Proud… Technology integration at Genoa highlights first stop on school visit tour

There is a bounty of wonderfully awe inspiring work being done in schools and classrooms across Ohio. I spent much of August and September travelling around the state to meet with the presidents of our OFT locals. At every visit, I … Continue reading

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Not the back-to-school blog I wanted to write…

Not the back-to-school blog I wanted to write… Posted on August 17, 2017by melissacropper “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can … Continue reading

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Activism Now: #OHPublicSchoolProud

I’m proud of the public schools that are nestled in neighborhoods across our state. Our public schools are a strong thread in the fabric of strong communities, and I am proud of the role I play in all of that. … Continue reading

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