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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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Ball-Chatham education support professionals will rally, pack the school board meeting...

CHATHAM – Members of the Ball-Chatham Education Support Professional Association (BCESPA) and supporters plan to speak ahead of tonight’s Ball-Chatham Community Unit School District...
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Op-Ed: Illinois Education Association President responds to ProPublica Illinois and the...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today released the following op-ed from IEA President Kathi Griffin: "A Nov. 19 article published by ProPublica Illinois...
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High school student detained by ICE, local educator starts fundraiser

CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois Education Association member Sara Huser started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the fight to free her student from...
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IEA calls for end to seclusion rooms, workgroup to study solutions...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) said Wednesday the practice of using seclusion rooms – where students are placed alone in a room...
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District 228 teachers publicly post offer after contract negotiations stall, take...

MIDLOTHIAN – The members of Bremen High School District 228 Joint Faculty Association (BHSD228-JFA) submitted the organization’s last contractual offer to the Illinois Educational...

Illinois Education Association wins Emmy for IEA Teacher Stories

CHICAGO – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) last weekend won an Emmy at the 61st Annual Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards. The IEA won for...
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Education Support Staff will pack board meeting, encourage school board to...

ONEIDA – Members of the ROWVA Support Education Association (RSEA) will pack tonight’s Community Unit School District 208 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. An...
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IEA passes legislation to combat paraprofessional shortage in Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked to pass legislation that will give people additional avenues to become licensed paraprofessionals in Illinois. Both...
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IEA helps pass legislation to reaffirm workplace rights for employees

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked alongside several unions to pass Senate Bill 1784 (SB 1784) to help protect the privacy of...
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin regarding court ruling in fair...

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) released the following statement regarding the Seventh Circuit Court’s decision in the Mooney vs. IEA case. In light...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: District 228 educators, community, IEA members to rally for...

Wear blue and stand in support of BHS-D228-JFA bargaining team ahead of mediation session.
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New teacher contract agreement means big wins for Mendota elementary students,...

MENDOTA – Tonight, the Mendota Education Association (MEA) elementary and middle school teachers officially got a new contract. The MEA voted to ratify the...
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Decatur support personnel support DFTA walkout

DECATUR – The following quote can be attributed to Decatur Educational Support Personnel Association President Dawn Clark: “The Decatur Educational Support Personnel Association wants the...
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Decatur Education Association stands with teaching assistants

DECATUR – The following quote can be attributed to Decatur Education Association (DEA) President Chrissy Petitt: “The Decatur Education Association stands united with the Decatur...
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Mendota Education Association and Board of Education reach tentative agreement, strike...

MENDOTA – The following statement is attributable to MEA Co-Vice Presidents Brandon Scheppers and Rachel Sabin and Board President Sean Pappas: “The Mendota Elementary School...
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Mendota teachers file unfair labor practices after district threatens teachers, tries...

MENDOTA – On Tuesday, the Mendota Education Association (MEA) filed two unfair labor practices (ULP) with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) against Mendota...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Statewide #RedforEd day in support of Mendota, Addison and...

Wear red and share pictures on social media using the hashtags #MendotaMatters #ATA4Kids #StandWithCTU #IFTStrong

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