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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin Statement on Midterm Election

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin: “Public education was on the ballot during this midterm election season, and our members made sure the best people for our students, our schools and our educators were elected. We are proud to say nearly all…

College of DuPage Faculty Association Requests for Contract Extension Rejected

GLEN ELLYN – Dozens of College of DuPage Faculty Association (CODFA) members wore red and packed the College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting. Several members spoke at the meeting on Thursday night, including CODFA President David Goldberg. The following are Goldberg’s remarks: “In March 2019, CODFA’s table team and the…

Illinois Educator Well-Being Survey

The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the University of Illinois Springfield invites you to participate in the Illinois Educator Well-Being Survey. The purpose of this survey is to examine how the climate and culture of your workplace impacts the quality of your life. When considering how to improve the climate…

IEA Board of Directors recommends candidates for statewide constitutional officers

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) Board of Directors recommended five candidates for the state’s constitutional offices.  The IEA board is made up of 93 IEA members from throughout the state of Illinois and the board made its decision at its monthly meeting Saturday in Springfield. The candidates who…

Mahomet teachers, education support staff vote to authorize strike

MAHOMET – Tonight, teachers and education support staff from the Mahomet-Seymour Education Association (MSEA) voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. This vote means MSEA leaders now have the authority to call a strike if a fair contract cannot be reached. At this time, no strike date has been set. “We’d…

Illinois Education Association Region 5 honors area educators for outstanding commitment to their schools, students and communities

EDWARDSVILLE — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) Region 5 honored educators from Albers, Carlinville, Brownstown, Central Community, Triad, Greensville and St. Jacob for their outstanding commitment to their schools, their students, their communities and to public education. The annual IEA Region 5 awards banquet recognizes honorees based on union, school…

Illinois Education Association Statement on Gun Violence in Schools

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin, IEA Vice President Al Llorens and IEA Secretary/Treasurer Tom Tully regarding the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex.: “We face another tragedy – an almost unbearable and oft-repeated incident of kids getting on a bus,…

Illinois Education Association recommends candidates in Congressional primaries

SPRINGFIELD – The state executive committee of the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education (IPACE) has recommended four candidates in the Illinois Congressional primary races. IPACE is recommending Delia Ramirez for in the Congressional District 3 Democrat primary, Rep. Sean Casten in the Congressional District 6 Democrat primary, Brad Schneider…

Illinois Education Association recommends candidates in Illinois primary

SPRINGFIELD – The state executive committee of the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education (IPACE) has recommended three candidates in the Illinois primary race – two for the office of Secretary of State of Illinois and one for the Illinois Supreme Court. The IPACE Executive Committee met with candidates Friday…

Illinois Education Association passes legislation to combat the teacher and support staff shortage and to improve K-12 education, higher education

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and the governor’s office to ensure the passage of several pieces of pro-public education legislation during the 2021-22 legislative session in Springfield. This legislation will mean stronger K-12 schools and stronger community colleges and…

Illinois Education Association honors Rep. Terra Costa Howard

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois Education Association (IEA) honored Rep. Terra Costa Howard for her commitment to public education. The following statement is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “The IEA is honoring Rep. Terra Costa Howard for her deep support of public education. She has positively impacted the lives…

Illinois Education Association honors educators from around the state

SPRINGFIELD – The state’s largest educator organization, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), today honored those with an outstanding commitment to their schools, their students, their communities and to public education. The awards were presented during the IEA Representative Assembly (RA). The RA is the legislative body of the IEA and helps…