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Bloomington-Normal educators create searchable, remote learning resource webpage for parents, community...

BLOOMINGTON – The Unit Five Education Association (UFEA) launched a new website to help parents and other community members easily access remote learning resources...
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Statement from Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin on lllinois’ “stay...

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. JB Pritzker ordered Illinois residents to “stay at home” starting Sat., March 21 at 5 p.m. and ending April 7...
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Joint statement from Illinois education stakeholders on COVID-19 school closure

The stakeholders responsible for educating the students of Illinois worked together over the past several days to reach an agreement on a series of...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin statement on statewide school closure

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin released the following statement after Gov. JB Pritzker announced Illinois schools will be shut...
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Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin calls for action on health...

SPRINGFIELD - In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) Illinois Education Association (IEA) President...
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ROWVA Support Staff file for impasse in contract negotiations after ROWVA...

ONIEDA - Today the ROWVA Support Education Association (RSEA), which represents hourly employees of the district, filed for impasse with the Illinois Education Labor...
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Wood Dale teacher sues school district after she has baby via...

WOOD DALE – Staci Rafferty vs. Board of Education Wood Dale School District 7 will be heard in DuPage County Circuit Court on Fri., March 13. Rafferty...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Welcome to the Illinois Education Association’s Covid-19 information page. Here you will find links to some of the major information clearinghouse sites where you will find the most helpful and frequently updated information regarding the pandemic.
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U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia touts Bernie Sanders to Illinois educators, citing...

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Chicago, talked with education leaders from across the state at the Illinois Education Association (IEA) Representative...
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VIDEO: Dr. Jill Biden speaks to Illinois educators about the value...

ROSEMONT – Today Jill Biden, Ph.D., wife of Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (D), talked with education leaders from across the state...
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Illinois Education Association honors educators from around the state

ROSEMONT – The state’s largest educator organization, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), today honored those with an outstanding commitment to their schools, their students, their...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Dr. Jill Biden to speak at largest gathering of...

Dr. Jill Biden will speak to more than 1,200 Illinois Education Association (IEA) members at the annual IEA Representative Assembly (RA), the largest gathering of educators in the state.
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual...

SPRINGFIELD – "Obviously, we are very pleased with the state's vision for education in Illinois. Governor Pritzker talked today about the importance of investing...
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Illinois State Board of Education new rules on isolated time outs...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released on Friday its newly-written rules regarding isolated time outs and physical restraint and while...
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High school student detained by ICE released on bond, will live...

Community plans party to celebrate her release CRYSTAL LAKE – Meydi Guzman Rivas was released from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody this morning and...
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IEA releases bipartisan State of Education Report

Poll shows Illinoisans believe public schools are not performing well, teachers are the solution, educators are paid too little SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association...
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Decatur Education Association says assistant superintendent’s contract shouldn’t be extended, give...

DECATUR – Leaders of the Decatur Education Association (DEA) said Monday they do not want the Decatur School Board to extend the contract of...
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IEA to represent Wood Dale teacher denied birth leave before Illinois...

SPRINGFIELD – On Wed., Jan. 22, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Margaret Dynak vs. Board of Education Wood Dale School...
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Statement from District 228 teachers on tentative agreement

MIDLOTHIAN – The following is a statement from the Bremen High School District 228 Joint Faculty Association (BHSD228-JFA) President Greg Fitch on the tentative agreement reached with the Bremen High...
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District 228 teachers set strike date, plan community meetings

MIDLOTHIAN– The Bremen High School District 228 Joint Faculty Association (BHSD228-JFA) set a strike date for Mon., Jan. 27. At this time, there are...

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