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IEA: Janus decision could have dramatic impact on public education

SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case that was bankrolled by corporate interest groups that wanted to rig the economic system further in their favor and make it even harder for working people to stand united.

Teachers, parents, students will call on lawmakers to fund the new school funding formula...

ROCKFORD– Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Executive Director Ralph Martire will be in Rockford on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss funding the evidenced-based...

SCORE grant applications are now being accepted

The purpose of Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) Grants is to encourage early career members and their local associations to collaborate and create...

2018 Award recipients honored at IEA Representative Assembly

Award recipients were honored at the annual Representative Assembly of the IEA. Some 1,200 delegates, guests and state dignitaries attended the event in Rosemont,...

Teachers warn Janus v. AFSCME could have a direct impact on public education

CHICAGO – Today the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The lawsuit aims to take away fair share fees for all public unions, including education employee unions like the IEA, which means it will likely have a dramatic impact on public education.

Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on President Trump’s push to arm teachers

SPRINGFIELD – Today President Donald Trump continued his calls for teachers to carry guns, going so far as to suggest armed teachers be given...

Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address

SPRINGFIELD – Today Governor Bruce Rauner addressed lawmakers at the Statehouse in Springfield for his annual budget address. The following is a statement from...

IEA recommends J.B. Pritzker in Democratic Primary for Governor

The IEA Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to recommend Democrat J.B. Pritzker for governor. The vote came after a Pritzker recommendation from the IEA IPACE executive committee.

Teacher who stopped shooter, saved students speaks for first time about her experience

MATTOON – Math teacher Angela McQueen said she was focused on saving students’ lives when she subdued a student shooter inside the Mattoon High...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

2017 Award recipients honored at IEA Representative Assembly

Award recipients were honored at the annual Representative Assembly of the IEA. Some 1,200 delegates, guests and state dignitaries attended the event in Chicago,...

Members of the Greenville Education Association receive SCORE grant

The grant was used to contribute funds to bring the Central Illinois Foodbank mobile food pantry to Greenville for food distribution on Nov. 9. Members of the...
DESPA - Pictured here are IEA members Jim Grommer, Char Gaul, Amy Moreno, Vickie Beard, Steve Budnick, Jim Blaseck and Jason Arrington.

DESPA goes the extra mile for Special Olympics

The District #300 Education Support Professionals Association (DESPA in Carpentersville-Dundee) recently donated $2,500 to the Jacob’s High School Special Olympics team.  DESPA is committed...

IEA SCORE grants awarded to New Trier High School Teacher and Cary Grove High...

The purpose of the SCORE grants is to encourage early career members and their local associations to collaborate and create opportunities for community service...

2016 Award recipients honored at IEA Representative Assembly

Award recipients were honored at the annual Representative Assembly of the IEA. Some 1,200 delegates, guests and state dignitaries attended the event in Rosemont,...