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IEA honors Sen. Andy Manar with Friend of Education award

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9) was honored with the Illinois Education Association’s (IEA) Friend of Education award for her commitment to public education.
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IEA honors Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky with Friend of Education award

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9) was honored with the Illinois Education Association’s (IEA) Friend of Education award for her commitment to public education.
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on $40,000 minimum salary bill passing Senate

SPRINGFIELD - The $40,000 minimum teacher salary bill, Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), passed the Illinois Senate late this morning on a vote of...
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Bill to repeal the 3 percent salary limitation passes Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD - Senate Bill 1952 (SB 1952) passed the Senate tonight with bipartisan support on a 51-5 vote. SB 1952 would repeal the 3...
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$40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passes House

SPRINGFIELD - The $40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday evening on a 79-31 vote.House Bill 2018, sponsored by...
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IEA-backed legislation to ease teacher shortage crisis unanimously passes committee, heads to Senate floor

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA)-initiated bill to repeal the 3 percent salary limit law passed out of the Senate Education Committee with...
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Glen Ellyn Education Association recommends candidates for District 41 Board of Education race

Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn Education Association (GEEA) today announced its recommendations for the upcoming District 41 Board of Education election. Ahead of the...
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Three District 62 teacher and staff unions announce recommendations for District 62 school board...

DES PLAINES – Des Plaines Education Association (DPEA), Des Plaines Educational Support Personnel Association (DPESPA) and Des Plaines Custodial Maintenance Association (DPCMA) today announced...
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$40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passes out of committee

SPRINGFIELD – Today, House Bill 2078 passed out of committee to the House floor, marking the second $40,000 minimum teacher salary bill to make it out of committee this legislative session and taking a big step toward making the $40,000 minimum salary reality.
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Rep. Davis celebrates Read Across America with Bloomington students

BLOOMINGTON – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) read to second grade students at Irving School Monday, sharing a tale about mice trying to find middle ground on declaring a national cheese.