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School Employee Benefit and Wage Protection Bill passes both legislative chambers, heads to governor’s...

House Bill 2778 creates COVID administrative days for school employees and includes paycheck protection for hourly employees. SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked...

Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on deadline extension of governor’s executive order on...

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin: “Today’s announcement of the two-week deadline extension on the governor’s...

Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers Welcome a Vaccination Mandate

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) President Dan Montgomery and Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin issued the joint statement welcoming Governor...

Illinois Education Association reacts to Gov. Pritzker’s mask requirement in schools

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Education Association is thankful that Gov. JB Pritzker put into effect a “mask required” order for schools starting this fall. The...

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...

IEA members attend President Joe Biden’s speech at McHenry County College

CRYSTAL LAKE - Two IEA members were special guests of President Joe Biden when he made his appearance at McHenry County College last week. Karen...

IEA Statement on IDPH’s adoption of the CDC Guidance for Schools

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association released the following statement attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “We are very excited that the Illinois Department of Public...

Lawmakers pass several pieces of legislation to help address growing teacher, education support staff...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and the governor’s office to ensure the passage...
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Illinois Education Association-backed birth leave bill that will impact thousands of education employees passes...

SPRINGFIELD – House Bill 816 (HB816) passed both the House and the Senate and is now headed to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk for his...
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Illinois Education Association-backed FMLA passes Senate heads to Governor for final approval

SPRINGFIELD – House Bill 12 (HB 12) passed the Senate. The bill now heads to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk for his signature. The legislation was...
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Illinois Education Association-backed FMLA expansion bill heads to Senate floor

SPRINGFIELD – House Bill 12 passed out of committee and is now poised for passage in the Senate. The legislation was drafted by the...
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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...