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IEA Board of Directors recommends candidates for statewide constitutional officers

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) Board of Directors recommended five candidates for the state’s constitutional offices.  The IEA board is made up of 93 IEA members from throughout the state of Illinois and the board made its decision at its monthly meeting Saturday in Springfield.…

Illinois Education Association Statement on Gun Violence in Schools

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin, IEA Vice President Al Llorens and IEA Secretary/Treasurer Tom Tully regarding the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex.: “We face another tragedy – an almost unbearable and oft-repeated incident of kids getting…

Illinois Education Association recommends candidates in Congressional primaries

SPRINGFIELD – The state executive committee of the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education (IPACE) has recommended four candidates in the Illinois Congressional primary races. IPACE is recommending Delia Ramirez for in the Congressional District 3 Democrat primary, Rep. Sean Casten in the Congressional District 6 Democrat…

Illinois Education Association recommends candidates in Illinois primary

SPRINGFIELD – The state executive committee of the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education (IPACE) has recommended three candidates in the Illinois primary race – two for the office of Secretary of State of Illinois and one for the Illinois Supreme Court. The IPACE Executive Committee met…

Illinois Education Association Releases Annual, Bi-Partisan State of Education Report

Poll shows Illinoisans believe educators are paid too little, are concerned about the impacts the teacher and education employee shortages are having on students’ education and support teaching about racism and slavery in schools SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today released its fourth annual State…

Illinois Education Association Statement on 4th District Appellate Court Ruling

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin regarding the 4th District Appellate Court ruling on the State of Illinois’ appeal of Judge Grischow’s Feb. 4, 2022, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the Sangamon County COVID school litigation: “We appreciate the clarity brought…

Illinois Education Association Calls on School Districts to Wait for Appellate Court Ruling Before Making Decisions on COVID Safety Measures

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) Vice President Al Llorens regarding the ruling by Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow on the temporary restraining order (TRO) that would prohibit enforcement of face masks, vaccination, and Covid testing mandates: “Our students thrive on consistency and…

IEA Statement on CDC’s new guidelines

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin: “The health and safety of students, their families and our members are the most important things to consider during this worldwide pandemic. As we’ve seen over the past 16 months, conditions are ever…