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Geneva Education Association plans to wait until after Thanksgiving break to go on strike

GENEVA — In an effort to give parents as much notice as possible, the Geneva Education Association (GEA) revealed today the GEA will not go on strike before Thanksgiving break. Legally, the teachers could go on strike at any time. No tentative agreement was reached during today’s bargaining session between the GEA and the District 304 Board of Education.
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Center Cass Education Association teachers, community members to attend Tuesday board meeting

DOWNERS GROVE — Members of the Center Cass Education Association (CCEA) and community members will attend Tuesday’s board meeting to voice concerns over ongoing contract negotiations.
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Geneva Education Association teachers, community members to picket ahead of latest board of education...

GENEVA — Geneva Education Association (GEA) and community members will picket Monday, Nov. 12 ahead of District 304’s board of education (BOE) meeting. Members and parents plan to address the board during public comment, and are asking the board to hear their concerns in full.
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IEA congratulates IEA-recommended congressional candidates

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is proud to congratulate IEA-recommended congressional candidates for their wins tonight across Illinois.
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IEA congratulates IEA-recommended statehouse candidates

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is proud to congratulate IEA-recommended statehouse candidates for their wins tonight across Illinois.
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IEA congratulates Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul on hard-fought victory

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is proud to congratulate IEA-recommended Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul on his victory tonight. 
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IEA congratulates Governor-elect JB Pritzker on election victory

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is proud to congratulate Governor-elect JB Pritzker on his hard-fought victory tonight.
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Cary Education Association membership votes down tentative agreement

CARY — The Cary Education Association (CEA) last night voted down the latest tentative agreement proposed by the Cary Community Consolidated School District 26. The vote comes after tense negotiation sessions with District 26. The two sides have been bargaining since March. The CEA has been working without a contract since Aug. 19.
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More than 100 plan sit-in at board of education meeting in support of Belvidere...

BELVIDERE – More than 100 Belvidere Education Support Team (BEST) members, teachers, community members and parents plan to hold a sit-in prior to the Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 Board of Education (BOE) meeting Monday. The sit-in comes after months of intense contract negotiations between BEST and the board.
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More than 100 teachers expected at rally Monday to support Glen Ellyn superintendent

More than 800 community members sign petition in support of renewing his contract GLEN ELLYN – More than 100 teachers, community members and parents plan...
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IEA, Partnership for Resilience attend Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab to rethink education and child...

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The Illinois Education Association (IEA), Partnership for Resilience (PFR) and Resilient Southern Illinois (RSI) shared critical trauma-sensitive field research at the convening of By All Means 2.0, an initiative from Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab.
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Geneva Education Association Begins Public Posting Process, Clears Way for Possible Teacher Strike

GENEVA - The Geneva Education Association (GEA) called for public posting of the most recent offers exchanged between the GEA and the District 304 Board of Education after the most recent round of negotiations failed to produce a tentative agreement. GEA members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to authorize a strike. The earliest a strike could occur would be October 31, 2018.
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Teachers plan rally to support Glen Ellyn superintendent, more than 800 people sign petition...

GLEN ELLYN – More than 100 teachers, community members and parents plan to rally in honor of Dr. Paul Gordon. The rally comes after more than 800 community members signed a petition in support of renewing Dr. Gordon’s contract with Glen Ellyn School District 41.
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Resilient Southern Illinois launches program to help students in more than a dozen Southern...

CARBONDALE - The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and Partnership for Resilience (PFR) are teaming up through Resilient Southern Illinois (RSI) to put support in...
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More than 100 IEA members expected at Educator Day of Action

NAPERVILLE – More than 100 IEA members will mobilize for public education on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a day of action ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
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Murphysboro teachers overwhelmingly vote to authorize a strike

MURPHYSBORO – The Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) voted overwhelming on Tuesday evening to authorize a strike.  The earliest MEA would go on strike would...
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School board oath bill signed into law, school board members now required to pledge...

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the school board oath bill (HB 4768) into law. The Illinois Education Association (IEA) helped draft the legislation that prompts school board members to look out for the best interests of students, not just taxpayers, as part of their job responsibilities.
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Statement from DUEA President Sara Moeller on new contract

Elgin – The District U46 Educational Assistants’ (DUEA) President Sara Moeller today released the following statement regarding DUEA’s new contract with Elgin School District Unit 46.
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Winnebago Education Association authorizes strike, sets strike date

WINNEBAGO – The Winnebago Education Association (WEA) voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday morning to authorize a strike. Unless the Winnebago Board of Education and WEA can agree to a tentative agreement before then, teachers will be on strike starting Sept. 10.
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IEA: Governor Rauner fails to address teacher shortage, fails to act on minimum teacher...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today released the following statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on Governor Bruce Rauner signing HB 5771,...