IEA and NEA Support USHLI

[vimeo 204465172 w=640 h=360]The IEA and NEA were a strong presence this year at the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) annual conference, Feb. 16-19,...

IEA Legislative Update – February 17, 2017

Governor’s Budget Address Gov. Rauner gave his Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget address on Wednesday, Feb. 15.Although the governor did not offer any specifics, he...

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...

Sycamore HS Art Club and teacher receive SCORE grant

The Sycamore High School Art Club and sponsoring art teacher, Katherine Katz, have been awarded a SCORE grant for the purchase of materials for...

REMINDER: NEA RA State Delegate nomination deadline is Feb. 22

The deadline for submitting nominations for NEA RA State Delegate and IEA-NEA statewide positions is Feb. 22. For a list of statewide positions up for election and online...

Durfee Technology Magnet School receives SCORE grant

[vimeo 203121847 w=640 h=360] Decatur Education Association member Heather Herron was awarded a SCORE grant for skill building to improve her student's basic needs to succeed in...

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...

NEA: Historic vote denies DeVos/Trump a mandate

WASHINGTON—Despite nationwide public outcry over the nomination of Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Senate today approved the controversial pick to lead the U.S. Department of...

Yorkville EA member selected for SCORE grant

The grant was awarded to Shannon Martin, a Yorkville High School physical education, health and drivers education teacher, for her creation of a driver...

Join U46 bus drivers/assistants fight AGAINST privatization

IEA members are encouraged to show support for Elgin Unit District 46 bus drivers and assistants by attending a rally followed immediately by the...

Decatur Education Association receives SCORE grant

The grant was awarded to William Harris Elementary School on behalf of the Northeast Community Fund, a non-profit organization that helps the homeless population in the Decatur...

Matteson Teacher Receives $2,500 Academic Award

When Sharon Henry stood in the gymnasium of Marya Yates Elementary School along with her principal, fellow teachers, students, and staff, she was in...

Bill package no bargain for students, schools, education employees

From Day One (Jan 11),  the focus of the 100th Illinois General Assembly has been on a package of legislation intended to end the state budget...
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...

Share your Women’s March/Rally photos and stories

We would like to share your photos and stories about the January 22nd marches and rallies that took place across the nation and world.Whether the...

Don’t mourn, organize!

I will never forget the first time my school was attacked by a well-organized sleeper cell of grizzly bears. For months, the local park...

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...

100th Illinois General Assembly – Bills recently filed

Bill Number/SummarySB 75 would require school buses purchased in the future have seat belts and that all passengers wear seat belts.HB 436/HB445 would create...

“Grand Bargain” will be focus of new legislative session

A package of bills, called by its sponsors the "Senate Grand Bargain," is expected to be introduced this week, after the newly-seated 100th General Assembly...