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IEA releases statement on Gov. Pritzker’s push to increase school funding

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “We are glad to see Gov. J.B. Pritzker look toward increasing the evidence-based funding...
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Illinois Education Association releases statement on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois Education Association (IEA) released the following statement regarding the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict. The following is attributable to IEA President...
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Illinois Education Association-backed birth leave bill that would impact thousands of education employees overwhelmingly...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is continuing its fight in the Illinois legislature to protect working parents. House Bill 816 (HB816) is...
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Illinois Education Association releases statement on death of Adam Toledo

SPRINGFIELD – Today Illinois Education Association (IEA) released a statement on the police shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. The following is attributable to...
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Illinois Education Association releases third annual, bipartisan State of Education report

Poll shows impacts of COVID-19 on public schools and also highlights concerns around teacher shortage SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today released its...
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IEA partners with IFT on COVIDTracker to cover entire state of Illinois with crowdsourcing...

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Education Association (IEA) announced IEACOVIDTracker.org, an online tool where educators in more than 950 IEA locals can now report...
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Illinois Education Association Statement on Governor Pritzker’s 2021 Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin: “We appreciate that the governor is willing to look at a...
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Illinois Education Association releases statements on death of Karen Lewis

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois Education Association (IEA) released the following statements on the death of Karen Lewis: The following statement is attributable to former...
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Education rule changes will provide students with a more equitable education

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) announce their support for the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning...
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IEA President Kathi Griffin congratulates State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch on election as Speaker...

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement can be attributed to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “The Illinois Education Association would like to congratulate one of the top...
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IEA issues statement denouncing riot in Washington, D.C.

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “As educators, we are tasked with the aftermath of what happened yesterday in...
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Education Unions Call on the Illinois State Board of Education to Postpone Standardized Testing

ILLINOIS – In a joint letter with the Chicago Teachers Union, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), the Illinois Principals Association, and the Illinois Association...
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Education unions call for lawmakers to make schools safe for all

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) are calling on the state legislature to address the issues...
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One-third of Illinois educators considering leaving profession in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), the largest education organization in Illinois, announced that a poll of its membership showed one-third are...
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Illinois Department of Public Health should identify schools with verified COVID-19 outbreaks

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) called for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to identify verified COVID-19 outbreaks in schools. The...
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State Board engages Illinois unions to support first-year teachers with coaches and mentors as...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced today a partnership with the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of...
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Unions and Management Organizations Release Guidance for Teacher Evaluations

Joint Statement from the Illinois Education Association, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and the Illinois Principals Association on Guidance to...

“Big Jim” stood tall for education employees, students and working families

During his four terms as Illinois Governor, Jim Thompson acquired a deserved reputation as a builder. His legacy includes scores of crucial roads, bridges...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin highlights importance of community metrics, safety measures in...

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. JB Pritzker held a news conference in Chicago in which he announced a proposal he will introduce to the state...
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Medical review panel will determine whether school districts are opening safely

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) announced a medical review panel...