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Global Understanding in Action: Human Rights, Educational Access & Gender Equity November 1 - December 5, 2017 How can we engage students around global topics in...

New Year New Ideas Campaign

Do you have a new innovative idea that you’re using to help your students grow?  Whether it’s inside the classroom or outside, we want to hear from you. 

Urge Congress to pass the Dream Act now!

Do you have students or others you know who will be directly affected by the Dream Act? If so, please take a minute to...

Op-ed by Kathi Griffin, president of the IEA

A horrifying incident took place at Mattoon High School on September 20. But there was no tragic loss of life because math and physical...

A Pediatrician’s Thanks for All You Do

By Dr. Sameer Vohra SIU School of Medicine SpringfieldI was in the seventh grade. Short and scrawny with acne on my face and peach fuzz on...

Janus case is a swipe at the middle class

Statement from IEA President Kathi GriffinThe Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, which originated in Illinois, is an attempt to take away the freedom...

Additional 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...

NEA Today features three vibrant young teachers, leaders

Can we brag for a minute?Experts estimate about 2 million people will begin their careers in education over the course of the next 10...

ACEs Building Trauma Informed Systems

Join us for the 2 ½ day training to discover the ACEs research, examine components of trauma informed schools and gather tools to assist students with building their resiliency and strengthening their executive function skills.

Resources for educators regarding DACA and DACA decision

President Donald Trump said Sept. 5 that he is ending DACA, a program that allowed about 800,000 people who entered the United States illegally as children the...

You can help fellow NEA members, victims of Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey continues to bear down on the Gulf Coast, we know that many members of our union family have been affected by...

Bill passes that changes ed funding, adds vouchers, rolls back drivers’ ed, PE

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a school funding plan that revamps the way schools are funded, but also implements a temporary voucher program and...

Eight of 10 teacher of the year finalists are IEA members

The Illinois Education Association is proud to announce that eight of the 10 finalists for the Illinois State Board of Education’s teacher of the...

Get more value from your IEA membership with social media

IEA is a diverse organization of more more than 135,000 members. To keep track of what so many people with varied interests and activities...

It may not be perfect, but Illinois needs SB1

Late this spring, I was walking into our district’s administrative offices for meetings. As I made it up to the business office, I ran...

Senate Bill 1 is needed to end education inequality

By Kathi Griffin and Dan MontgomeryThe writers of this piece represent a lot of folks who work hard every day in all corners of...

ESP strength in organizing – stories of success

[vimeo 222854005 w=640 h=360]David Massena and Brent Fisher are co-presidents of the 85 member Greenville Education Support Professionals Association. Massena and Fisher share their...

Lawmakers approve IEA-proposed resolution on ACEs

During the just-completed legislative session, Illinois lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a resolution designed to ensure state government agencies consider the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences...

How to help IEA members affected by northern Illinois floods

Flood conditions in northern Illinois, which may get worse before they get better, have flooded school buildings, damaged school property and wreaked havoc in...

West Chicago Educator to Receive National Award

The NEA Foundation today announced that Mary Ellen Daneels, a social studies educator at West Chicago Community High School in West Chicago, Ill., is...