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High school student detained by ICE, local educator starts fundraiser

CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois Education Association member Sara Huser started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the fight to free her student from...
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IEA calls for end to seclusion rooms, workgroup to study solutions that value safety,...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) said Wednesday the practice of using seclusion rooms – where students are placed alone in a room...
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District 228 teachers publicly post offer after contract negotiations stall, take initial step toward...

MIDLOTHIAN – The members of Bremen High School District 228 Joint Faculty Association (BHSD228-JFA) submitted the organization’s last contractual offer to the Illinois Educational...

Illinois Education Association wins Emmy for IEA Teacher Stories

CHICAGO – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) last weekend won an Emmy at the 61st Annual Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards. The IEA won for...
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Education Support Staff will pack board meeting, encourage school board to come back to...

ONEIDA – Members of the ROWVA Support Education Association (RSEA) will pack tonight’s Community Unit School District 208 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. An...
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IEA passes legislation to combat paraprofessional shortage in Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked to pass legislation that will give people additional avenues to become licensed paraprofessionals in Illinois. Both...
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IEA helps pass legislation to reaffirm workplace rights for employees

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked alongside several unions to pass Senate Bill 1784 (SB 1784) to help protect the privacy of...
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin regarding court ruling in fair share fee case

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) released the following statement regarding the Seventh Circuit Court’s decision in the Mooney vs. IEA case. In light...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: District 228 educators, community, IEA members to rally for a fair contract

Wear blue and stand in support of BHS-D228-JFA bargaining team ahead of mediation session.
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New teacher contract agreement means big wins for Mendota elementary students, public education

MENDOTA – Tonight, the Mendota Education Association (MEA) elementary and middle school teachers officially got a new contract. The MEA voted to ratify the...

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