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...

ERO has expired – What happens next

The Early Retirement Option (ERO) for Illinois teachers, which allowed teachers to retire before age 60 without incurring a penalty, expired on July 1,...

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...

Save the Date for the IEA One Conference

Save the Date for the IEA One Conference at the Doubletree Hotel, Oak Brook, IL. This is a conference for ESP, Higher Ed and...
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.

2016 Award recipients honored at IEA Representative Assembly

Award recipients were honored at the annual Representative Assembly of the IEA. Some 1,200 delegates, guests and state dignitaries attended the event in Rosemont,...
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General Assembly Update – Feb 19, 2016

Watch the video IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed provides an update on activity at the Illinois Statehouse during a week that included Governor...

Tell Gov. Rauner: “Release the MAP grant funds, sign SB2043”

A bill on Governor Rauner’s desk could go a long way toward helping the thousands of Illinois students who rely on MAP grants to...
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna on Gov. Rauner’s budget address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 17, 2016 – The governor’s budget, despite the funding proposal for preK-12 education, is a great disappointment to the 130,000 educators...

Professional development – what you want, when you need it

The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) supports Illinois Education Association (IEA) staff, members, and local associations by providing professional development opportunities to improve teaching,...

Illinois politicians stand up for public education and students, get “A” grade from NEA

Members of congress from Illinois, both Republicans and Democrats, received high marks in the latest National Education Association congressional “report card” that tracks key...

Workers Call on Rauner to Stop Political Games And Do His Job

On the eve of Governor Rauner’s second State of the State address, workers spoke out Tuesday in Springfield, imploring Gov. Bruce Rauner to quit...
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IEA SCORE grant awarded to Harvard Park Elementary Teacher

Harvard Park Elementary teacher Andrea Shaffer was recently awarded a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant. The grant money will be used to help the Springfield...

Rauner takes pensions hostage in his war on working families

We Are One Illinois, the coalition of unions representing public service workers and retirees, issued this statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's Jan....

President signs new education law to create greater opportunity for every student

WASHINGTON—At a White House ceremony President Barack Obama today signed into law S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill...

Support educators by giving to the IEA Foundation

IEA is pleased to announce the formation of the IEA Foundation, a new, charitable arm of the Illinois Education Association.Tax deductible contributions to the...