IEA Legislative Update – May 19

With less than two weeks remaining in the spring legislative session, the political atmosphere at the Statehouse is highly charged. There has been a...
District #205 Faculty Association

District #205 Faculty Association rallies for students and teachers

https://vimeo.com/217105517On May 10, the District #205 Faculty Association held a picnic and rally after school for all association members prior to their attendance at...

You’re invited: August 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...

Stop the pension cutting bills – Contact your state representatives NOW!

Pension-cutting bills are awaiting votes in the Illinois House. Please call 888-412-6570 and tell your state representative to oppose House Bills 4027 (Durkin-R) and 4045 (Currie-D), and Senate...

One-day, trauma-informed trainings: Meeting the needs of the whole child

Please join us for three one-day conferences being offered around the state in June that concentrate on meeting the needs of the whole child.When...

IEA Legislative Update – May 12

With three weeks remaining in the scheduled legislative session, proposals to address the budget impasse continue to surface. The focus so far has been on...

The search is on for innovative high school students

The Celebrating High School Innovators Awards Program is looking for high school students ( 9-12 ) doing extraordinary things. We’re guessing that you know several...

IEA Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) registration is now open!

The IEA Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) will be held July 25-28, 2017 at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.Many of the highly valued SLA...
Pictured left to right: AJ Swords, Michelle Couturier (UniServ Director), Carl Martin, Ellen Hill (teacher), Megan Webster (teacher), Hanna Shaughnessy and Katelyn Nakayama.

SCORE grant helps Glenbard South teachers expand library resources

Megan Webster and Ellen Hill, Special Education Teachers at Glenbard South High School, were awarded a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant to help expand the...
Standing, far left: Robyn Washington, IEA Region 26 UniServ director. Seated, left to right: Tomika Halsey, IEA Region 27 UniServ director (with daughter MaKala); Tiffany Fincher, founder and executive director, Aspirations of Life; LaSonya Burnett, owner, Jes’ Us Hair Salon.

IEA Matteson office hosts life-skills development event for girls

The IEA Matteson office and “Aspirations of Life,” an organization devoted to empowering youth to reach their full potential, teamed up on Saturday, April...

IEA Legislative Update – May 5, 2017

https://vimeo.com/216236951IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, provides an update on the week's action at the Statehouse and highlights three pieces of legislation of...

SCORE grants available for teachers and ESPs – APPLY NOW!

This is year five of Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) cash grants being available to IEA members.  While SCORE's focus is on engaging...

IEA Legislative Update for week of April 24

Bill UpdatesThe week of April 24 was a busy one, with the House third reading deadline on Friday. Bills that passed the House moved...

SLA retired school for IEA-Retired activists, July 25-26

IEA-Retired school will be open to the first 40 people who sign up. Contact Kim Riley to reserve your spot!On the afternoon of July 26,...

SCORE grant helps fund student musical in Schiller Park

Washington Elementary School and teacher Mary Kren used a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant to help fund costumes and set construction materials for the recent...
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin: Help students avoid disaster at hands of for-profit colleges

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is reaching out to teachers statewide, urging them to help their students avoid financial problems caused by for-profit colleges/career centers.In...

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...

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...

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...