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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...

West Chicago teachers begin “working to terms” in attempt to avoid strike

WEST CHICAGO - The West Chicago High School Teachers’ Association (WCHSTA) is now “working to terms,” which means all members will only be working...

Thousands of IEA members to attend Illinois women’s marches

Details on Chicago Women’s march to be released at Tuesday news conferenceCHICAGO – Thousands of Illinois Education Association (IEA) members are scheduled to...

D94 teachers turn to the public for help reaching a fair contract with school...

WEST CHICAGO – This morning the West Chicago High School Teachers’ Association (WCHSTA) filed paperwork to trigger the process that will require both WCHSTA...

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.

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...

IEA launches “Keep Learning, Keep Moving” campaign to protect students from P.E. class cuts

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) launched the “Keep Learning, Keep Moving” campaign to preserve daily physical education (P.E.) classes for all students...

Judge dismisses case, reaffirms workers’ right to strike

CHICAGO – Cook County Judge Neil Cohen on Tuesday entered an order to dismiss a complaint filed by the board of education for Community...

District 15 school board falsely declares impasse, threatens employees with ultimatum

PALATINE – The Community Consolidated School District 15 Board abruptly ended negotiations with the Education Support Personnel Association (ESPA) by falsely declaring an impasse,...

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...

Lawmakers approve IEA-proposed resolution on ACEs

During the just-completed legislative session, Illinois lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a resolution designed to ensure state government agencies consider the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences...

House overrides vetoes – Illinois has a budget for 1st time since 2015

Statement from Illinois Education Association President, Cinda KlicknaJuly 6, 2017"By approving a budget and the income tax rate to fund the spending plan, state government...
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

IEA President: Governor needs to focus on budget

The governor has held the budget hostage for two years and he continues to push for changes in law that won’t solve the budget...