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Urge Congress to pass permanent solution for Dreamers and DACA recipients

Take action now to urge members of Congress to pass a Dream Act before the end of the year.Already, 10,000 Deferred Action for Childhood...

Vote for your favorite idea!

Here are the top five innovative ideas that were submitted to our #NewYearNewIdeas campaign. All the finalists will be featured on our social media pages....

Call Congress to stop the tax bill: Contains voucher plan, school cuts

Early Saturday, the Senate approved, mostly along party lines, a massive tax giveaway to the wealthiest and corporations paid for by students and working...

Teacher who stopped shooter, saved students speaks for first time about her experience

MATTOON – Math teacher Angela McQueen said she was focused on saving students’ lives when she subdued a student shooter inside the Mattoon High...

IEA launches “Keep Learning, Keep Moving” campaign to protect students from P.E. class cuts

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) launched the “Keep Learning, Keep Moving” campaign to preserve daily physical education (P.E.) classes for all students...

IEA launches PE commercial, campaign

In an effort to help spread the word about the importance of keeping Illinois students active, IEA has launched the Keep Learning, Keep Moving campaign.

IEA Legislative Update – Nov. 9, 2017

This week, the Illinois General Assembly concluded their two-week veto session.  It was one of the most active veto sessions in recent years, mostly...

Judge dismisses case, reaffirms workers’ right to strike

CHICAGO – Cook County Judge Neil Cohen on Tuesday entered an order to dismiss a complaint filed by the board of education for Community...

Award nominations are now available online

Nominations must be postmarked by January 16, 2018 and awards will be presented at the 2018 IEA Representative Assembly.DownloadsBob Haisman Student of the...

District 15 school board falsely declares impasse, threatens employees with ultimatum

PALATINE – The Community Consolidated School District 15 Board abruptly ended negotiations with the Education Support Personnel Association (ESPA) by falsely declaring an impasse,...

IEA member named Illinois teacher of the year

A Dwight Township High School English teacher was named the Illinois Teacher of the Year Saturday at an awards dinner in Bloomington.Lindsey Jensen teaches...

IEA Legislative Update – October 26, 2017

[vimeo 240061053 w=640 h=360]Legislative Update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed

Free online course for IEA members

Global Understanding in Action: Human Rights, Educational Access & Gender Equity November 1 - December 5, 2017 How can we engage students around global topics in...

Urge Congress to pass the Dream Act now!

Do you have students or others you know who will be directly affected by the Dream Act? If so, please take a minute to...

Op-ed by Kathi Griffin, president of the IEA

A horrifying incident took place at Mattoon High School on September 20. But there was no tragic loss of life because math and physical...

A Pediatrician’s Thanks for All You Do

By Dr. Sameer Vohra SIU School of Medicine SpringfieldI was in the seventh grade. Short and scrawny with acne on my face and peach fuzz on...

Janus case is a swipe at the middle class

Statement from IEA President Kathi GriffinThe Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, which originated in Illinois, is an attempt to take away the freedom...

NEA Today features three vibrant young teachers, leaders

Can we brag for a minute?Experts estimate about 2 million people will begin their careers in education over the course of the next 10...

Resources for educators regarding DACA and DACA decision

President Donald Trump said Sept. 5 that he is ending DACA, a program that allowed about 800,000 people who entered the United States illegally as children the...

You can help fellow NEA members, victims of Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey continues to bear down on the Gulf Coast, we know that many members of our union family have been affected by...