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Join in a rally to urge an override! Illinois State Capitol building

Rally to override! The state’s education funding formula is broken and years of work have been spent fixing it.Join us at the Illinois State Capitol...

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...

Fact sheets and more to help you urge your state representative to support the...

The effort to override Gov. Rauner's amendatory veto of the school funding bill SB1 has overwhelming support from Illinois school superintendents and their districts.Watch...

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...

New IEA radio ad urges SB1 veto override

The state's largest education employees' union is taking to the airwaves to urge members of the Illinois House of Representatives to override Governor Rauner's...

Illinois Senate overrides governor’s amendatory veto

The Illinois Senate voted Sunday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, passing the bill on to the House of...

It may not be perfect, but Illinois needs SB1

Late this spring, I was walking into our district’s administrative offices for meetings. As I made it up to the business office, I ran...

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...

ESP strength in organizing – stories of success

[vimeo 222854005 w=640 h=360]David Massena and Brent Fisher are co-presidents of the 85 member Greenville Education Support Professionals Association. Massena and Fisher share their...

Lawmakers approve IEA-proposed resolution on ACEs

During the just-completed legislative session, Illinois lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a resolution designed to ensure state government agencies consider the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences...

How to help IEA members affected by northern Illinois floods

Flood conditions in northern Illinois, which may get worse before they get better, have flooded school buildings, damaged school property and wreaked havoc in...

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...

IEA Legislative Update – July 14

Illinois passes bipartisan budgetIllinois finally has a budget. With the passage of the budget, the state bond rating will likely be spared junk bond...

New school funding formula: Frequently asked questions and answers

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE BASED MODEL?     The evidence based model is the logical extension of the theory of student equity.  The first definitions of student...

Tier III pensions: Frequently asked questions and answers

Where there pension changes in the new FY 18 State budget? How does SB 42 impact pensions? Does the new pension proposal create a third tier? What are the benefits of Tier II or Tier III...

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...
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Donate to the IEA Foundation to help fund more SCORE grants

[vimeo 221781820 w=640 h=360]Each year IEA's SCORE grants encourage early career members to create opportunities for community service or school projects. Now we're looking...

IEA Legislative Update – May 31

The spring session of the 100th General Assembly was very similar to last year’s version, in that both sessions ended without a budget being...

Batavia High School students use SCORE grant to help needy children

The students of the Developing Opportunities Program at Batavia High School and sponsoring teacher Tanner Seal used a $750 IEA SCORE grant in a community service project to create warm blankets for needy children. The grant funded the...