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Bloomington-Normal educators create searchable, remote learning resource webpage for parents, community members

BLOOMINGTON – The Unit Five Education Association (UFEA) launched a new website to help parents and other community members easily access remote learning resources...
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Statement from Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin on lllinois’ “stay at home” order,...

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. JB Pritzker ordered Illinois residents to “stay at home” starting Sat., March 21 at 5 p.m. and ending April 7...
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Joint statement from Illinois education stakeholders on COVID-19 school closure

The stakeholders responsible for educating the students of Illinois worked together over the past several days to reach an agreement on a series of...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin statement on statewide school closure

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin released the following statement after Gov. JB Pritzker announced Illinois schools will be shut...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin calls for action on health safety, student meal...

SPRINGFIELD - In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) Illinois Education Association (IEA) President...
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ROWVA Support Staff file for impasse in contract negotiations after ROWVA School Board refuses...

ONIEDA - Today the ROWVA Support Education Association (RSEA), which represents hourly employees of the district, filed for impasse with the Illinois Education Labor...
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Wood Dale teacher sues school district after she has baby via surrogate and is...

WOOD DALE – Staci Rafferty vs. Board of Education Wood Dale School District 7 will be heard in DuPage County Circuit Court on Fri., March 13. Rafferty...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Welcome to the Illinois Education Association’s Covid-19 information page. Here you will find links to some of the major information clearinghouse sites where you will find the most helpful and frequently updated information regarding the pandemic.
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U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia touts Bernie Sanders to Illinois educators, citing his support for...

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Chicago, talked with education leaders from across the state at the Illinois Education Association (IEA) Representative...
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VIDEO: Dr. Jill Biden speaks to Illinois educators about the value of public education

ROSEMONT – Today Jill Biden, Ph.D., wife of Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (D), talked with education leaders from across the state...

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