Resources and Helpful Links

Oregon Education Association (OEA) – all BEA members are a part of this statewide educators’ union

National Education Association (NEA) – all BEA members are a part of this national educators’ union

Portland Metro Area Educators – Retirees – Did you know you can stay active in the union after you retire?  If you are planning to retire soon or are already retired, check out this group of OEA retirees in the Portland Metro Area. You can read more about the statewide OEA Retired group here. You can even join them before you retire!

Update your personal email address here – if you’re not receiving the BEA News every Friday, that means we probably don’t have the right email address for you.  Let us know at the link above where we should be sending emails.

Information about Member Benefits

Application to the OEA Relief Fund for Winter Storm Damage – active BEA members are eligible for up to $300 to offset out of pocket costs due to the winter storm in January 2024. Examples of eligible costs include repair costs from freezing pipes, downed trees, hotel costs due to power loss, etc. 

2024 Mike Osborne Scholarship – for children of BEA members

NEA Member Benefits – discounts, scholarships, retirement planning help, etc.

OEA Foundation – mini-grants available for educators to support students in need

California Casualty Insurance – OEA members get special discounts on home and auto insurance

Information about Opportunities with the Union

OEA Cabinets, Committees, and Task Forces – members can join these statewide groups to guide the work of our union.

OEA Professional Development Opportunities – all sorts of topics that might be eligible for PDUs and/or discounted graduate credits.

New Educators of Oregon Network (NEON) – a program run by and for Early Career Educators

Information for Your Work as an Educator

Anti-Bias Anti-Racist (ABAR) Educator Resources

Speak Up at School – a guide for addressing biased language and stereotypes from Learning for Justice

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission – licensing body for educators in Oregon, check here for renewals and other information