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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...

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...

Thornridge High School teacher selected IEA’s State Teacher of the Year 

Stephanie Hortsman, a French teacher at Thornridge High School in Dolton, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its 2017 Teacher of...

Former U-46 Bus Driver selected as IEA’s Retiree of the Year

Sandy Drafall, a retired school bus driver from Elgin, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its 2017 Retiree of the...

NIU student selected as IEA’s Student of the Year

Sara Hard, president of the Northern Illinois University Student Education Association, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its 2017 Student...

Community High School District 218 teacher selected as the IEA Reg Weaver Human and...

An English teacher at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, District 218, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as...

Thornton High School paraprofessional selected as IEA’s Education Support Professional of the Year

Robert Powell, a paraprofessional at Thornton High School in Harvey, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its 2017 Education Support...

West Chicago HS teacher nominated for NEA Teaching Excellence award

Mary Ellen Daneels, a social studies teacher at West Chicago High School, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its nominee...

William McNary named IEA 2017 Friend of Education

William McNary, the influential public interest activist and co-director of Citizen Action/Illinois, has been named by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its 2017...