Monthly Archives: July 2014

Last Morning Caucus

Highlight today – all OEA delegates participated in the FCPE Drive! Ohio earned their flag for display on the floor. (See photo of state marker.) Delegates were very generous with their donations this year. Ohio was fifth for the highest … Continue reading

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Notes from Camp: Sunday, July 6

I drafted this year’s final “Notes from Camp” on the plane back from Denver. The Representative Assembly adjourned Sunday evening at 6:29–an unusually early ending for An RA with an unusually large amount of business. The flight gives me an opportunity to update … Continue reading

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Fourth of July – couple of days late!

The days at the NEA Representative Assembly are intense and your nights can be quite full … all of this to say that I will use this last day to catch up on some posts! Many members are surprised that … Continue reading

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Notes from Camp: Saturday, July 5

More on Substance Recent columns have mentioned two main types of business that comes before the RA. With today’s session things begin to become more complicated as other types of business come to the fore. Here’s a quick primer about some of … Continue reading

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Notes from Camp: Friday, July 4

A lot of the readers of these blogs are “folks back home”–family members sharing their loved ones’ experiences, retired delegates who don’t come to the RA any more, or colleagues who elected delegates and wonder just what they’re doing. The … Continue reading

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Initial Observations from President Conkey

Observations from NEOEA’s President in Denver at the NEA RA … it has taken me a couple of days to catch up with all the happenings. The altitude has not helped. It seems that everyone is affected differently – me … Continue reading

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Notes from Camp: Thursday, July 3

The Representative Assembly is about the size of a small city, so like most cities it has its own newspaper: RA Today. When delegates met for the first of our 7:00 a.m. caucuses this morning, they found today’s RA Today waiting … Continue reading

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