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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Illinois’ Bonniejean Alford recognized as 2022 NEA Higher Educator of the Year

WASHINGTON – Bonniejean Alford, MA (Sociology and Communication) has been named as the 2022 NCHE/NEA Higher Educator of the Year. Nominated by fellow adjunct instructor, Clara Rogers-Green (Math instructor), Alford previously won the student nominated teacher of the year for her division at College of DuPage. Alford…

Illinois’ Debra Ward-Mitchell recognized as 2022 NEA ESP of the Year

Pringle: Debra Ward-Mitchell is a tireless advocate for her students, educators, and communities WASHINGTON – NEA has named Illinois paraeducator and assistant director at an infant care center Debra Ward-Mitchell the 2022 NEA Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year. On March 26th, at the 2022 NEA…