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College of DuPage Adjuncts overwhelmingly vote to reject offer to be strikebreakers

GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Adjuncts Association (CODAA) this week overwhelmingly voted to reject the College of Dupage (COD) Board of Trustees’...
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Hundreds expected at College of DuPage Faculty Association rally for a fair contract, after...

GLEN ELLYN – Hundreds of faculty, students and community members are expected to wear red and attend a rally on the College of DuPage...
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Joint statement from the Kaneland Education Association and Kaneland School District 302 on tentative...

SUGAR GROVE – The following is a joint statement from the Kaneland Education Assocation (KEA) and Kaneland Community  Unified School District #302: The Kaneland Community...
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Kaneland Education Association responds to special Board of Education meeting regarding district surplus

SUGAR GROVE – Hundreds of Kaneland Education Association (KEA) members and community supporters wore red and packed a special Kaneland Community School District 302...
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Northern Illinois teachers and administrators travel to Puerto Rico, provide training and technology for...

LAKE VILLA – Eighteen teachers along with administrators will travel to Puerto Rico to provide professional development training to more than 100 Puerto Rican...
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Hundreds of Kaneland educators, community members plan to rally and pack school board meeting

SUGAR GROVE – Hundreds of Kaneland Education Association (KEA) members and community supporters plan to wear red, rally for a fair contract and pack...
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Students and public education win during legislative session

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and the governor’s office to ensure the passage of several pieces of pro-public education legislation during the 2018-19 legislative session in Springfield.
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Illinois lawmakers reverse cost shift, reinstate 6 percent salary threshold for teachers

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers took action to help save the teaching profession and repealed the 3 percent salary threshold on teacher salaries and reinstated the 6 percent salary threshold. The change was attached to the budget implementation bill.
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$40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passes

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the state legislature passed the $40,000 minimum teacher salary, ensuring no teacher in Illinois will be able to make less than...
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IEA passes legislation that changes the course of school safety in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association initiated a bill that will allow school districts to develop threat assessment protocols, threat assessment teams and access...