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IEA President Kathi Griffin congratulates State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch on election as Speaker...

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement can be attributed to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “The Illinois Education Association would like to congratulate one of the top...
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Elgin teachers, community plan to rally in support of safe schools, call for stronger...

ELGIN – Tonight, teachers and other supporters plan to gather at a safe social distance before the School District U46 Board of Education (BOE)...
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IEA issues statement denouncing riot in Washington, D.C.

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “As educators, we are tasked with the aftermath of what happened yesterday in...
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Education Unions Call on the Illinois State Board of Education to Postpone Standardized Testing

ILLINOIS – In a joint letter with the Chicago Teachers Union, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), the Illinois Principals Association, and the Illinois Association...
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Education unions call for lawmakers to make schools safe for all

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) are calling on the state legislature to address the issues...
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Rockford Education Association will call on Board of Education to allow educators the choice...

ROCKFORD – Tonight, the Rockford Education Association (REA) will call for the Rockford Public School District No. 205 Board of Education (BOE) to allow...
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Dunlap teachers will call on Board of Education to responsibly spend taxpayer money, will...

PEORIA – Tonight, the Dunlap Education Association (DEA) will call for the Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 Board of Education (BOE) to responsibly...
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One-third of Illinois educators considering leaving profession in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), the largest education organization in Illinois, announced that a poll of its membership showed one-third are...
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Glendale Heights teachers call for immediate shift to remote learning

GLENDALE HEIGHTS – Tonight, the Marquardt Education Association (MEA) will call for an immediate switch to remote learning at the Marquardt School District 15...
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Lake Forest teachers warn of liability concerns after school board votes to defy health...

LAKE FOREST – The Lake Forest Education Association (LFEA) sent a letter to the Lake Forest School District 115 Board of Education warning about...

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