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.

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...