Home Newsroom PreK-12

PreK-12

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...

Working People’s Day of Action Rally

Join IEA in Chicago on February 24, 2018, when working people from across the state of Illinois are coming together to stand up for our rights and freedom to organize and participate in our unions.
video

Southwestern School District Education Support Professionals receive SCORE grant

Tasha McQuay, special ed van driver and Karen Jackson, a special ed van rider were awarded a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant this past December for...

IEA recommends J.B. Pritzker in Democrat 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.
video

2018 Teacher of the Year: Lindsey Jensen

Lindsey Jensen is nothing short of extraordinary. Congratulations on being named the 2018 Teacher of the Year! Thank you for encouraging and empowering your...

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...

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...

Eight of 10 teacher of the year finalists are IEA members

The Illinois Education Association is proud to announce that eight of the 10 finalists for the Illinois State Board of Education’s teacher of the...
video

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...

Batavia High School students use SCORE grant to help needy children

The students of the Developing Opportunities Program at Batavia High School and sponsoring teacher Tanner Seal used a $750 IEA SCORE grant in a community service project to create warm blankets for needy children. The grant funded the...

SCORE grant helps Kirby teachers support families at Ronald McDonald House

The Kirby Education Association, students, and sponsoring teachers Cassie Gregerson and Lynda Miles utilized their $1,000 SCORE grant in support of children and families...
District #205 Faculty Association

District #205 Faculty Association rallies for students and teachers

https://vimeo.com/217105517On May 10, the District #205 Faculty Association held a picnic and rally after school for all association members prior to their attendance at...
Pictured left to right: AJ Swords, Michelle Couturier (UniServ Director), Carl Martin, Ellen Hill (teacher), Megan Webster (teacher), Hanna Shaughnessy and Katelyn Nakayama.

SCORE grant helps Glenbard South teachers expand library resources

Megan Webster and Ellen Hill, Special Education Teachers at Glenbard South High School, were awarded a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant to help expand the...
Standing, far left: Robyn Washington, IEA Region 26 UniServ director. Seated, left to right: Tomika Halsey, IEA Region 27 UniServ director (with daughter MaKala); Tiffany Fincher, founder and executive director, Aspirations of Life; LaSonya Burnett, owner, Jes’ Us Hair Salon.

IEA Matteson office hosts life-skills development event for girls

The IEA Matteson office and “Aspirations of Life,” an organization devoted to empowering youth to reach their full potential, teamed up on Saturday, April...

SCORE grant helps fund student musical in Schiller Park

Washington Elementary School and teacher Mary Kren used a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant to help fund costumes and set construction materials for the recent...

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,...

Durfee Technology Magnet School receives SCORE grant

[vimeo 203121847 w=640 h=360] Decatur Education Association member Heather Herron was awarded a SCORE grant for skill building to improve her student's basic needs to succeed in...

Yorkville EA member selected for SCORE grant

The grant was awarded to Shannon Martin, a Yorkville High School physical education, health and drivers education teacher, for her creation of a driver...