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...

On March 30, tell Gov. Rauner “Do your job!”

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

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...

Your Voter Guide for April 4 Elections

On April 4, there are elections for school board candidates, school district referendums and many local elections. Some IEA locals have made recommendations in these elections. Local, state...

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...

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...

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...