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IEA spring election results now available

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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,...

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...

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...

Op-ed by Kathi Griffin, president of the IEA

A horrifying incident took place at Mattoon High School on September 20. But there was no tragic loss of life because math and physical...

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...

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...
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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...

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,...

2016 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,...