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IEA: Janus decision could have dramatic impact on public education

SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case that was bankrolled by corporate interest groups that wanted to rig the economic system further in their favor and make it even harder for working people to stand united.

Building Trauma Sensitive Schools

Join us June 19 at Northern Illinois University for this conference as we hear from Susan Craig, one of the country's leading authorities on trauma-informed education and learn from the growing number of home-grown experts who are making a difference in our area's schools.

Teachers, parents, students will call on lawmakers to fund the new school funding formula...

ROCKFORD– Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Executive Director Ralph Martire will be in Rockford on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss funding the evidenced-based...

SCORE grant applications are now being accepted

The purpose of Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) Grants is to encourage early career members and their local associations to collaborate and create...

2018 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 Rosemont,...

Hundreds expected at #Rally4Equality after teacher says he was discriminated against

BURLINGTON – Parents, teachers and students are all planning to attend the #Rally4Equality to push the Central Community Unit School District 301 Board of...

IEA works to raise awareness about heroin epidemic

CHARLESTON – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) along with the Eastern Illinois Area Special Education Association (EIASEA) are jointly sponsoring a free community screening...

IEA and bipartisan effort by lawmakers kills pension cost shift measure in House

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is proud of its work that helped kill Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to shift the cost of pensions from the state to local school and community college districts and universities.

Teachers warn Janus v. AFSCME could have a direct impact on public education

CHICAGO – Today the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The lawsuit aims to take away fair share fees for all public unions, including education employee unions like the IEA, which means it will likely have a dramatic impact on public education.

Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on President Trump’s push to arm teachers

SPRINGFIELD – Today President Donald Trump continued his calls for teachers to carry guns, going so far as to suggest armed teachers be given...

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...
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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 Democratic 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.
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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...
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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...