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Episode 11: Every Student Succeeds Act Update

In this episode we discuss updates concerning our state education accountability system.

Episode 10: IEA Executive Director Audrey Soglin

In this episode we speak with IEA Executive Director Audrey Soglin about the role of Executive Director, the Partnership for Resilience, collaborating with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the structure of the IEA Officer/Management Team, and the strategic goals of the Illinois Education Association.

Episode 9: IEA President Kathi Griffin

In this episode we speak with IEA President Kathi Griffin about the IEA Board of Directors, IEA Executive Committee, IPACE Executive Committee, Grassroots Political Activists (GPAs), and more!

Episode 8: Budget and New School Funding Law

In this episode we discuss the Budget and New School Funding Law with special guests Erika Lindley, IEA Research Specialist, and Larry Frank, IEA Director of Educational Policy and Research.

Episode 7: Professional Development Opportunities

In this episode we discuss the IEA professional development opportunities with special guest Mary Jane Morris, Director of IEA Teaching and Learning.

Episode 6: SCORE Grants

In this episode we speak with IEA Early Career Development and Student Director Meredith Byers about SCORE grants.

Episode 5: NEA’s Degrees Not Debt Program

In this episode we talk about NEA’s Degrees Not Debt Program featuring Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Teacher Loan Forgiveness, Teacher Loan Cancellation, and Income-Based Repayment Plans.

Episode 4: How the IEA Representative Assembly works

In this episode we speak with IEA Director of Program Development Robin Ehrhart about the IEA Representative Assembly.

Episode 3: Senate Bill 100

In this episode we learn about the new student discipline reform law, Senate Bill 100, otherwise known as Public Act 99456, with IEA Deputy General Counsel Paul Klenck.

Episode 2: How a Recommendation Meeting Works

In this episode we discuss Recommendation Meetings with our special guest Jim Reed, IEA Director of Government Relations.

Episode 1: The Every Student Succeeds Act

In this episode we discuss what you need to know about our new state education accountability system.