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Fenton teachers announce their recommended candidates for school board, plan to continue to canvas community

BENSONVILLE - The Fenton Education Association (FEA) recommends John Radzinski, Thalia Anguiano, Joe Minard and Xavier Pete for the Fenton High School District 100 School Board. FEA members plan to meet on both Sat., March 27, and Sat., April 3, at 10 a.m. at Target (401 W. Irving Park Rd.,...
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Dundee Township educators announce their recommended candidates for school board

ALGONQUIN - Local Education Association District 300 (LEAD 300), District 300 Education Support Association (DESA) and District 300 Educational Services Personnel Association (DESPA) recommend Christine Birkett, Emmanuel Thomas and Dr. David Scarpino for Community Unit School District 300 School Board.  The candidates were chosen after an extensive vetting process. The following...
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Bremen educators announce their picks for school board

BREMEN – The following statement is attributable to the Bremen District 228 Joint Faculty Association (JFA) President Stephen Hogan: “Through exhaustive dialogue and research, the Bremen High School District 228 (BHSD228) Joint Faculty Association proudly endorses the following three candidates in the upcoming BHSD228 Board of Education election: Marcus Douglas, Mary...
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Glenview educators announce their picks for school board

Educators recommend Jim Baumstark, James Dolan and Diane Stefani GLENVIEW – The Glenview Education Association (GEA) and Glenview Professional Association (GPA) endorse District 34 parents Jim Baumstark, James Dolan and Diane Stefani for election to the Board of Education of Glenview Public School District No. 34. All three candidates running for the three Glenview...
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Illinois Education Association releases third annual, bipartisan State of Education report

Poll shows impacts of COVID-19 on public schools and also highlights concerns around teacher shortage SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today released its third annual State of Education report, the only bipartisan poll asking Illinoisans about all aspects of public schools. There is a teacher shortage and the...
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Glenbard teachers announce their picks for school board

GLEN ELLYN – After interviewing all candidates for Glenbard Township High School District 87 School Board, the Glenbard Education Association recommends incumbents Judith Weinstock, Mireya Vera, Robert (Bob) Friend and challenger Kermit Eby to continue to expand upon the good work we are doing in Glenbard District 87. Over the last...
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Springfield Education Association Recommends Buffy Lael-Wolf for District 186 School Board

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Education Association (SEA) has recommended Buffy Lael-Wolf for Springfield Public School District 186 board member in subdistrict 5. Lael-Wolf is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of pediatric experience, working as a Nurse Informaticist at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. She collaborates with disparate teams, translating...
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Illinois Education Association honors educators from around the state

SPRINGFIELD – The state’s largest educator organization, the Illinois Education Association (IEA), today honored those with an outstanding commitment to their schools, their students, their communities and to public education. The awards were presented during the virtual IEA Representative Assembly (RA). The RA is the legislative body of the IEA and...
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Illinois Education Association honors Rep. Norine Hammond and Sen. Robert Martwick

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois Education Association (IEA) honored Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) and Sen. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) with the IEA’s Friend of Education award for their commitment to public education. The following statement is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin:  "The IEA is honoring two Illinois lawmakers this year for...
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IEA partners with IFT on COVIDTracker to cover entire state of Illinois with crowdsourcing tool for cases, safety concerns

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Education Association (IEA) announced IEACOVIDTracker.org, an online tool where educators in more than 950 IEA locals can now report outbreaks, safety issues, check for outbreaks reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health and share stories of what it’s like to be an educator...
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Glen Ellyn Teachers Recommend Candidates for District 41 School Board Elections

GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Education Association (GEEA) announced its support for four candidates in the April 6 election. The GEEA recommends Robert Bruno, Jason Loebach, Chris Martelli and Tayyaba Syed for District 41 School Board. The following statement is attributable to co-Presidents Tracy Guerrieri and Dina Sbarra: "We...
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Evanston teachers and support staff recommend candidates for District 65 school board election

EVANSTON– Five District 65 unions are jointly recommending four candidates for the April 6 election. The District 65 unions recommend incumbents Elisabeth Lindsey-Ryan, Joseph Halipern and Soo La Kim, and candidate Wang Su for the April 6 election. The following statement is attributable to District Educators’ Council President Meg Krulee,...
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Adlai E. Stevenson High School teachers recommend candidates for District 125 school board elections

LINCOLNSHIRE– The Adlai E. Stevenson High School Education Association (AESHSEA) announced its support for three candidates in the April 6 election. The AESHSEA recommends Steve Frost, Fei Shang and Gary Gorson for the District 125 School Board election. The following statement is attributable to AESHSEA President Jason Carlson: “We believe...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Bourbonnais teachers will rally tonight

Bourbonnais Education Association (BEA) members are leading a community rally this evening.
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Bourbonnais teachers release statement after District 53 Board of Education will not bargain

BOURBONNAIS – Bourbonnais Education Association (BEA) members are walking the picket line again today after declaring a strike on Thursday. The Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 Board of Education (BOE) would not bargain over the weekend, and no dates have been set for negotiations this week. BEA continues to be...
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Bourbonnais elementary teachers declare strike, start picket lines

BOURBONNAIS – Tonight, the Bourbonnais Education Association (BEA) declared a strike after no deal was reached with School District 53. BEA Members will be on the picket line Thursday at 8 a.m. The following statement is attributable to BEA President Lauren Lundmark: “We did everything we could to prevent this from...
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Elk Grove teachers announce recommended candidates for District 59 school board

ELK GROVE VILLAGE – District 59 Education Association (DEA) today announced recommendations for the upcoming Elk Grove Township Community Consolidated School District 59 Board of Education election. Ahead of the April 6 municipal elections, DEA recommended four candidates for the four open seats: Daisy Espino, Joseph Sagerer, Roberto Mancilla...
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Bourbonnais teachers launch hotline, radio ads, plan rally for ‘Say YES to LESS’ campaign

BOURBONNAIS – The Bourbonnais Education Association (BEA) is urging parents and community members to take action and contact the Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 Board of Education (BOE) and Superintendent Adam Ehrman to ask them to “Say Yes to Less.” BEA is currently running a series of ads on WVLI-FM and...
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Bourbonnais teachers urge board of education to take the deal, say “Yes to Less”

BOURBONNAIS – The Bourbonnais Education Association (BEA) is urging the Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 Board of Education (BOE) to take the current two-year contract offer proposed by the BEA bargaining team. Financial comparisons show the BEA’s two-year deal will actually cost almost $27,000 less than the first two years...
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Illinois Education Association Statement on Governor Pritzker’s 2021 Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin: “We appreciate that the governor is willing to look at a variety of ways to continue the state’s funding obligations by closing tax loopholes rather than increasing taxes on all struggling families and we urge state...

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