Stop the pension cutting bills – Contact your state representatives NOW!

Pension-cutting bills are awaiting votes in the Illinois House. Please call 888-412-6570 and tell your state representative to oppose House Bills 4027 (Durkin-R) and 4045 (Currie-D), and Senate...

SCORE grants available for teachers and ESPs – APPLY NOW!

This is year five of Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) cash grants being available to IEA members.  While SCORE's focus is on engaging...
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...

Partnership for Resilience videos – Parts One and Two

A new series on TURN (Teacher Union Reform Network), highlights the emerging work of the Partnership for Resilience (formerly the Southland Initiative), which focuses...
Stacie Pelletier at the center of the BIG SCORE check, along with her Board of Education and school district administrators.

IEA SCORE grant awarded to Forest Park District #91 teacher

IEA members are using SCORE grants in many innovative ways to help children and students.  Stacie Pelletier, a special education early childhood teacher in...

More than 8,000 Rally in Springfield, Demand Governor Rauner Stop Hurting Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - More than 8,000 Illinoisans rallied in Springfield today to call on Governor Bruce Rauner and his allies to drop their extreme demands...
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Capitol Report – April 22, 2016

IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, with an update on events at the Illinois Statehouse.