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Message from IEA President Kathi Griffin

IEA Member Colleagues, I hope this message continues to find you and your loved ones in good health. I wrote to you last week to...
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IEA pushes for, helps pass legislation to protect students, educators, public...

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, the governor’s office and other education stakeholders to...
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With threat of dozens of layoffs looming, Canton educators call for...

CANTON – The Canton Education Association (CEA) will attend the Canton Unit School District 66 school board meeting tonight to urge the board to...

IEA’s public education priorities

IEA Member Colleagues, It is my hope that this message finds you and your loved ones in good health. All of you, education support professional...

New IEA Learning Portal Experience – Now Live!

The Illinois Education Association strives to offer you free, high-quality online professional development that fits your needs and is available on-demand to fit your changing schedule. We’re excited to announce our...

Tell us how we can support you and your students –...

The Illinois Education Association, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois Principals Association, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and the Illinois State Board of Education request...
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Teachers will get credit for remote learning transition, clock hours will...

COVID-19 school building closure jeopardized thousands of teacher licensure renewals SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) announced in a video on Facebook today that...
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Springfield educators hurt by District 186 Board of Education decision to...

Springfield – Springfield Education Association (SEA) and Springfield Ball Charter Education Association (SBCEA) will attend the District 186 Board of Education (the board) meeting...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: IEA celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week, will make a...

WHAT: The Illinois Education Association (IEA) will hold a weeklong, virtual celebration for Illinois teachers coinciding with National Teacher Appreciation Week. WHEN: National Teacher Appreciation Week...
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin regarding Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin released the following statement in response to the executive order issued today by Gov. JB...
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IEA vows to keep fighting for teacher and working families, after...

Court’s decision in Margaret Dynak case will likely impact thousands of education employees annually WOOD DALE – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) plans to take...
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Bloomington-Normal educators create searchable, remote learning resource webpage for parents, community...

BLOOMINGTON – The Unit Five Education Association (UFEA) launched a new website to help parents and other community members easily access remote learning resources...
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Statement from Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin on lllinois’ “stay...

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. JB Pritzker ordered Illinois residents to “stay at home” starting Sat., March 21 at 5 p.m. and ending April 7...
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Joint statement from Illinois education stakeholders on COVID-19 school closure

The stakeholders responsible for educating the students of Illinois worked together over the past several days to reach an agreement on a series of...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin statement on statewide school closure

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin released the following statement after Gov. JB Pritzker announced Illinois schools will be shut...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin calls for action on health...

SPRINGFIELD - In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) Illinois Education Association (IEA) President...
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ROWVA Support Staff file for impasse in contract negotiations after ROWVA...

ONIEDA - Today the ROWVA Support Education Association (RSEA), which represents hourly employees of the district, filed for impasse with the Illinois Education Labor...
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Wood Dale teacher sues school district after she has baby via...

WOOD DALE – Staci Rafferty vs. Board of Education Wood Dale School District 7 will be heard in DuPage County Circuit Court on Fri., March 13. Rafferty...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Welcome to the Illinois Education Association’s Covid-19 information page. Here you will find links to some of the major information clearinghouse sites where you will find the most helpful and frequently updated information regarding the pandemic.
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U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia touts Bernie Sanders to Illinois educators, citing...

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Chicago, talked with education leaders from across the state at the Illinois Education Association (IEA) Representative...

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