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Take action NOW to protect education funding and pensions

In an attempt to end the budget crisis, lawmakers are being asked to vote to freeze local property taxes, which would reduce money available...
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Donate to the IEA Foundation to help fund more SCORE grants

[vimeo 221781820 w=640 h=360]Each year IEA's SCORE grants encourage early career members to create opportunities for community service or school projects. Now we're looking...

IEA Legislative Update – May 31

The spring session of the 100th General Assembly was very similar to last year’s version, in that both sessions ended without a budget being...

Batavia High School students use SCORE grant to help needy children

The students of the Developing Opportunities Program at Batavia High School and sponsoring teacher Tanner Seal used a $750 IEA SCORE grant in a community service project to create warm blankets for needy children. The grant funded the...

IEA Legislative Update – May 26

In the next five days, we will know whether the General Assembly will pass a state budget. The prospects don’t look favorable, but an...

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...

SCORE grant helps Kirby teachers support families at Ronald McDonald House

The Kirby Education Association, students, and sponsoring teachers Cassie Gregerson and Lynda Miles utilized their $1,000 SCORE grant in support of children and families...

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

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...

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...