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NEA Member Benefits

For more than half a century, NEA Member Benefits has helped enhance the lives of NEA members and their families through advocacy, service and information. You’re dedicated to your students...

Job Links

Below you will find 2 sets of links to help your job hunting. You should return to this page frequently to recheck the sites because districts are add jobs daily....

Discounts and Deals

The Discounts & Deals program combines the power of more than 500 world-class brands with the advantage of local merchants in communities throughout Illinois and the USA. With a collection...

Professional Development

Calling all NEW and NEWer Teachers! June 7, 2022 | 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM | National Louis University | Lisle, IL The IEA is pleased to announce an IN-PERSON...

Mission & History

IEA is an association of more than 135,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing...

New school funding formula: Frequently asked questions and answers

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE BASED MODEL? The evidence based model is the logical extension of the theory of student equity. The first definitions of student equity relied on local district...

Resilience, The Movie

The IEA has purchased 10 copies of the film Resilience, The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Resilience and Paper Tigers were made as a documentary duo, providing...

Resources for educators regarding DACA and DACA decision

President Donald Trump said Sept. 5 that he is ending DACA, a program that allowed about 800,000 people who entered the United States illegally as children the ability to register...

You can help fellow NEA members, victims of Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey continues to bear down on the Gulf Coast, we know that many members of our union family have been affected by this devastating, historic storm; in fact,...

Eight of 10 teacher of the year finalists are IEA members

The Illinois Education Association is proud to announce that eight of the 10 finalists for the Illinois State Board of Education’s teacher of the year are IEA members! The winner...

It may not be perfect, but Illinois needs SB1

Late this spring, I was walking into our district’s administrative offices for meetings. As I made it up to the business office, I ran into the administrator tasked with trying...

Senate Bill 1 is needed to end education inequality

By Kathi Griffin and Dan Montgomery The writers of this piece represent a lot of folks who work hard every day in all corners of the state to make sure...

ESP strength in organizing – stories of success

David Massena and Brent Fisher are co-presidents of the 85 member Greenville Education Support Professionals Association. Massena and Fisher share their formula for building strength through family, communication, cooperation, political...

How to help IEA members affected by northern Illinois floods

Flood conditions in northern Illinois, which may get worse before they get better, have flooded school buildings, damaged school property and wreaked havoc in students’ lives by damaging their homes...

West Chicago Educator to Receive National Award

The NEA Foundation today announced that Mary Ellen Daneels, a social studies educator at West Chicago Community High School in West Chicago, Ill., is one of 38 public educators who...

Partnership for Resilience 2017 Conference Presentations

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma 101 Dr. Matt Buckman, Clinical Director of the Child & Adolescent Division Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department Building Community Coalitions to Improve Children’s Health...

Thank you, and keep up the good fight

It has been my pleasure to serve as your IEA president for the past six years. The issues we have faced together have been complex and difficult — attacks on...

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House overrides vetoes – Illinois has a budget for 1st time since 2015

Statement from Illinois Education Association President, Cinda Klickna July 6, 2017 “By approving a budget and the income tax rate to fund the spending plan, state government can assure Illinoisans...

Get more value from your IEA membership with social media

IEA is a diverse organization of more more than 135,000 members. To keep track of what so many people with varied interests and activities are doing can be difficult. Social...