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Resources for educators regarding DACA and DACA decision

President Donald Trump said Sept. 5 that he is ending DACA, a program that allowed about 800,000 people who entered the United States illegally as children the...

Get more value from your IEA membership with social media

IEA is a diverse organization of more more than 135,000 members. To keep track of what so many people with varied interests and activities...

Senate Bill 1 is needed to end education inequality

By Kathi Griffin and Dan MontgomeryThe writers of this piece represent a lot of folks who work hard every day in all corners of...

West Chicago Educator to Receive National Award

The NEA Foundation today announced that Mary Ellen Daneels, a social studies educator at West Chicago Community High School in West Chicago, Ill., is...

Thank you, and keep up the good fight

It has been my pleasure to serve as your IEA president for the past six years. The issues we have faced together have been...

House overrides vetoes – Illinois has a budget for 1st time since 2015

Statement from Illinois Education Association President, Cinda KlicknaJuly 6, 2017"By approving a budget and the income tax rate to fund the spending plan, state government...
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin: Help students avoid disaster at hands of for-profit colleges

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is reaching out to teachers statewide, urging them to help their students avoid financial problems caused by for-profit colleges/career centers.In...

Candidates for governor address IEA leaders

On the eve of the 163rd IEA Representative Assembly, the four declared candidates for governor of Illinois addressed the IEA Board of Directors meeting at...

IEA President: Address delivered, budget still a hostage

The following statement is from Cinda Klickna, president of the 130,000 member Illinois Education Association.It was good to hear Governor Rauner wishes to fund...

Higher education rally at the Capitol includes newly organized IEA local

https://vimeo.com/203205802 Hundreds attended a rally Wednesday in support of funding higher education at the Capitol, including members of the newly unionized SIUE Faculty Association. Local President Kim...
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

President Klickna: Let’s educate Secretary DeVos

Colleagues:I want to thank every IEA member who took the time to call, send an email, share information on social media, or who participated...
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

IEA President: Governor needs to focus on budget

The governor has held the budget hostage for two years and he continues to push for changes in law that won’t solve the budget...

Opportunity: Illinois Powered by Teach to Lead Summit

We are excited to announce the collaboration between the United States Department of Education, National Board, ASCD and the Illinois Teacher Leadership Network to...

Support educators by giving to the IEA Foundation

The IEA Foundation is a charitable arm of the Illinois Education Association. Tax deductible contributions to the foundation support educators and programs that support the...

Talking about the 2016 Presidential election with students

In the wake of the stunning election result, many members have asked for information to help them talk about the election with their students. This...

New IEA radio ad airing statewide

The Illinois Education Association is using the airwaves to educate the public about the commitment of IEA and our 130,000 members to quality education and student...

Access member benefits via IEA Members Only

The Members Only site is your entryway to getting all the value from your IEA dues dollar. Watch this video!

Use your voice – Take action on ESSA!

New draft regulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were issued by the U.S. Department of Education in May. Educators, parents, and other...

Analysis of “stopgap” budget

Members of the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Rauner have come to an agreement on what is being referred to as a “stopgap” budget...

Illinois Working Together coalition statement on the stopgap budget agreement

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement regarding the announcement of a stopgap budget agreement: "A stopgap budget agreement offers...