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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...

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...

Illinois Education Association passes legislation to combat the teacher and support staff shortage and...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and the governor’s office to ensure the passage...

Governor signs bill that supports COVID-19 administrative days and paycheck protection support (HB 1167)

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 1167 (HB 1167), a negotiated bill, that allows vaccinated teachers and support staff in Illinois...

Illinois Education Association statement on passage of COVID Administrative Days and Paycheck Protection Support...

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin regarding the passage of the COVID Adminstrative Days and Paycheck Protection...

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’...

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’...

Illinois Education Association Calls on School Districts to Wait for Appellate Court Ruling Before...

SPRINGFIELD – The following is attributable to Illinois Education Association (IEA) Vice President Al Llorens regarding the ruling by Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow on...

Illinois Education Association Statement on the Temporary Restraining Order Ruling on Quarantine, Face Masks...

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin released the following statement after a ruling by Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow on...

Gov. Pritzker, Lawmakers, Stakeholders Announce COVID-19 Sick Leave Initiative for Vaccinated School Staff

Administration Pledges to Work with IEA, IFT to Promote Member Vaccinations CHICAGO – After productive conversations, Gov. Pritzker, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation...

Illinois Education Association Calls on School Districts, Lawmakers to Take Immediate Action to Address...

In the wake of the Michigan school shooting, IEA pushes for safe schools for all SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin is...

Seventy-five Illinois Education Association affiliates file motion to intervene in Sangamon County lawsuit in...

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the unions representing teachers and support staff in 52 school districts across Illinois will file a motion to intervene in a...

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...