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IEA releases statement on Gov. Pritzker’s push to increase school funding

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “We are glad to see Gov. J.B. Pritzker look toward increasing the evidence-based funding (EBF) for schools to the recommended $350 million after seeing an increase in revenue this year. Our state is woefully behind in how it funds...
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Illinois Education Association releases statement on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois Education Association (IEA) released the following statement regarding the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict. The following is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “Everyone wants to be safe in their community – no matter where they live, no matter the color of their skin. The jury’s verdict...
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Illinois Education Association-backed birth leave bill that would impact thousands of education employees overwhelmingly passes House

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is continuing its fight in the Illinois legislature to protect working parents. House Bill 816 (HB816) is backed by the IEA and was introduced this session after an Illinois Supreme Court decision last spring. HB816 would allow educators to take their birth leave...
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Illinois Education Association releases statement on death of Adam Toledo

SPRINGFIELD – Today Illinois Education Association (IEA) released a statement on the police shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. The following is attributable to IEA President Kathi Griffin: “Our hearts are with the family of Adam Toledo and all those who loved him. For a family, the pain of losing...
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Greenville educators providing food pantry aimed at feeding students, families and senior citizens

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Education Support Professionals Association (GESPA) will continue to sponsor and oversee a food pantry geared at feeding residents in the Pocahontas and Sorento communities. Both towns are served by the Bond County Community Unit 2 School District. The program started in mid-February and provides food on...
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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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