May 1 is Walk in for Kids Day

A spotlight will be on local schools this May Day (May 1), as schools nationwide will be hosting "Walk In" events.On May 1, parents, students...

IEA Legislative Update – April 7, 2017

In the next two weeks, you can meet with your State Senators and Representatives without a a trip to Springfield.Your state legislators will be...

Vote in support of fellow IEA members to the TRS Board

Voting has started for the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Board of Trustees. The IEA is supporting Mark Bailey, Region 39 chair and Fred Peronto,...

2017 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 Chicago,...

IEA Assembly elects new officers, NEA Board members

Delegates to the Illinois Education Association (IEA) 163rd Representative Assembly have elected an elementary school teacher from Schaumburg as the next president of the...

Vote now in IEA spring statewide elections

The election closes at 11:59 pm CT on April 26, 2017.

Candidates for governor address IEA leaders

On the eve of the 163rd IEA Representative Assembly, the four declared candidates for governor of Illinois addressed the IEA Board of Directors meeting at...

IEA Legislative Update – March 24, 2017

The Senate was not in session this week, so all the action was on the House side of the Capitol. With next Friday’s House...

Members work together to earn SCORE grants

[vimeo 209302974 w=640 h=360]Teachers at Ideal School in Countryside used SCORE grants to create their Maker Space project for students. The process was simple...

Participate in the IEA Organizing Institute at the 2017 SLA

School employees are facing external threats and pressures in ways we have not seen before. In states around Illinois, school employees have lost bargaining...

IEA Legislative Update – March 17, 2017

Both legislative chambers were in session this week, a deadline week for the Senate to move substantive bills out of committee. Despite that deadline,...

You’re invited: May ACEs, trauma-informed training the trainer event

You are invited to a three-day, train-the trainer session designed for individuals or teams who would like to train others in becoming trauma-informed so you...

In the era of “alternative facts”: Let’s lead

As everyone knows, those who don’t know the past are doomed to repeat it. As we face wave after wave of attacks on our...
Unity Dialogues participants

Maywood EA uses SCORE grant to promote unity

The Maywood Education Association and sponsoring teacher, NEA Director Gina Harris, have been awarded a $1,000 SCORE grant for their efforts in creating the...

IEA Legislative Update – March 2, 2017

Thank you to all of our members who responded to President Klickna's call asking they urge their state Senator to oppose the property tax freeze...

Sycamore HS Art Club and teacher receive SCORE grant

[vimeo 206302145 w=640 h=360]The Sycamore High School Art Club and sponsoring art teacher, Katherine Katz, have been awarded a SCORE grant for the purchase...
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

President Klickna: Education Secretary could learn much from our public schools

Despite loud opposition in the form of more than one million emails and phone calls made to senators from teachers, parents and business people, the...

IEA Legislative Update – February 24, 2017

Only the lower chamber of the Illinois General Assembly was working at the Statehouse this week. Members of the House of Representatives concentrated primarily...

Proposed bylaw changes

Four amendments to the IEA bylaws have been proposed for consideration at the 2017 IEA-RA at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on March 30-April 1....

NEA reacts to Trump plan to roll back protections of transgender students

Educators urge others also to double-down on protecting rights of our LGBTQ students WASHINGTON - February 22, 2017 -The Trump administration is planning to release...