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More than 100 plan sit-in at board of education meeting in support of Belvidere...

BELVIDERE – More than 100 Belvidere Education Support Team (BEST) members, teachers, community members and parents plan to hold a sit-in prior to the Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 Board of Education (BOE) meeting Monday. The sit-in comes after months of intense contract negotiations between BEST and the board.
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More than 100 teachers expected at rally Monday to support Glen Ellyn superintendent

More than 800 community members sign petition in support of renewing his contract GLEN ELLYN – More than 100 teachers, community members and parents plan...
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IEA, Partnership for Resilience attend Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab to rethink education and child...

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The Illinois Education Association (IEA), Partnership for Resilience (PFR) and Resilient Southern Illinois (RSI) shared critical trauma-sensitive field research at the convening of By All Means 2.0, an initiative from Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab.
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Geneva Education Association Begins Public Posting Process, Clears Way for Possible Teacher Strike

GENEVA - The Geneva Education Association (GEA) called for public posting of the most recent offers exchanged between the GEA and the District 304 Board of Education after the most recent round of negotiations failed to produce a tentative agreement. GEA members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to authorize a strike. The earliest a strike could occur would be October 31, 2018.
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Teachers plan rally to support Glen Ellyn superintendent, more than 800 people sign petition...

GLEN ELLYN – More than 100 teachers, community members and parents plan to rally in honor of Dr. Paul Gordon. The rally comes after more than 800 community members signed a petition in support of renewing Dr. Gordon’s contract with Glen Ellyn School District 41.
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Resilient Southern Illinois launches program to help students in more than a dozen Southern...

CARBONDALE - The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and Partnership for Resilience (PFR) are teaming up through Resilient Southern Illinois (RSI) to put support in...
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More than 100 IEA members expected at Educator Day of Action

NAPERVILLE – More than 100 IEA members will mobilize for public education on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a day of action ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
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Murphysboro teachers overwhelmingly vote to authorize a strike

MURPHYSBORO – The Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) voted overwhelming on Tuesday evening to authorize a strike.  The earliest MEA would go on strike would...
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School board oath bill signed into law, school board members now required to pledge...

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the school board oath bill (HB 4768) into law. The Illinois Education Association (IEA) helped draft the legislation that prompts school board members to look out for the best interests of students, not just taxpayers, as part of their job responsibilities.
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Statement from DUEA President Sara Moeller on new contract

Elgin – The District U46 Educational Assistants’ (DUEA) President Sara Moeller today released the following statement regarding DUEA’s new contract with Elgin School District Unit 46.