IEA recommends Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 21, 2016 – The governing board for Illinois’ largest education employees’ organization is recommending Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-8th) to its members...

Tired of attacks on education? Sound off at the voting booth

I was derelict in my duties to write last year.  It wasn’t by choice though.While at the NEA Representative Assembly this year I was...

New IEA radio ad airing statewide

The Illinois Education Association is using the airwaves to educate the public about the commitment of IEA and our 130,000 members to quality education and student...

SCORE grants available for teachers and ESPs – APPLY NOW!

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

ISBE: Avoid a costly lapse – Renew your teaching license before September1

(From the Illinois State Board of Education)Dear Educator,This email is a courtesy reminder that your license should be renewed and registered by August 31,...

Access member benefits via IEA Members Only

The Members Only site is your entryway to getting all the value from your IEA dues dollar. Watch this video!
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

IEA President: Rauner email reveals what governor really thinks about teachers

Statement from IEA President Cinda KlicknaThe email uncovered by the Chicago Tribune confirmed what many of us thought, and feared, about what Governor Rauner...

Monmouth educators receive $5,000 NEA grant for literacy program

WASHINGTON, DC (July 21, 2016) — “We are looking forward to seeing the confidence of our struggling readers grow as they work through this...

Registration now open for the IEA One Conference

October 14-15, 2016 Doubletree Hotel Oak Brook, ILRegister today for the IEA One Conference. This is a conference for ESP, Higher Ed and Retired members. Registration...

Use your voice – Take action on ESSA!

New draft regulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were issued by the U.S. Department of Education in May. Educators, parents, and other...

ERO has expired – What happens next

The Early Retirement Option (ERO) for Illinois teachers, which allowed teachers to retire before age 60 without incurring a penalty, expired on July 1,...

Analysis of “stopgap” budget

Members of the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Rauner have come to an agreement on what is being referred to as a “stopgap” budget...

Illinois Working Together coalition statement on the stopgap budget agreement

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement regarding the announcement of a stopgap budget agreement: "A stopgap budget agreement offers...

Partnership for Resilience videos – Parts One and Two

A new series on TURN (Teacher Union Reform Network), highlights the emerging work of the Partnership for Resilience (formerly the Southland Initiative), which focuses...

Legislative Update for June 1, 2016

The regular legislative session adjourned at midnight on May 31. Unfortunately, while numerous budget bills were introduced, not a single budget bill passed both...
Stacie Pelletier at the center of the BIG SCORE check, along with her Board of Education and school district administrators.

IEA SCORE grant awarded to Forest Park District #91 teacher

IEA members are using SCORE grants in many innovative ways to help children and students.  Stacie Pelletier, a special education early childhood teacher in...

More than 8,000 Rally in Springfield, Demand Governor Rauner Stop Hurting Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - More than 8,000 Illinoisans rallied in Springfield today to call on Governor Bruce Rauner and his allies to drop their extreme demands...

Opponent of academic freedom named to higher ed board

Governor Bruce Rauner is stepping up his assault on Illinois’ public colleges and universities by appointing to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) a...
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Capitol Report – May 13, 2016

Watch the video IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, with an update on events at the Illinois Statehouse.

The ISBE is seeking feedback on the New Educator Data Dashboard

Illinois State Board of Education is developing an Educator Data Dashboard for Regional Offices of Education, districts, schools, and classrooms that will provide access...