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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin encouraging Governor Rauner to pass new minimum teacher...

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin today released the following statement regarding the Illinois General Assembly’s passage of SB 2892. This bill will raise the minimum...

IEA Legislative Update – May 25, 2018

As we move into the Memorial Day weekend, the preparation has begun for what is possibly the final week of the spring legislative session. There are a number of issues...

IEA donates 18 computers to I CAN READ! program

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Education Association donated 18 computers to I CAN READ! of Southern Illinois. The computers will be instrumental in helping the kindergarten through fifth grade students in...

IEA stands with IFT, calls for school board member to step down after derogatory...

O’FALLON – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) Board of Directors (BOD) unanimously voted Saturday to pass a resolution calling for O’Fallon School District 90 Board member Steve Springer to resign....

Dixon Education Association to host screening and panel discussion of Paper Tigers, a documentary...

DIXON – Exactly one week after the shooting at Dixon High School, the Dixon Education Association (DEA) will host a community screening of Paper Tigers on Wednesday, May 23 at...

IEA Legislative Update – May 18, 2018

As we approach the final few weeks of the scheduled spring legislative session, much of the discussion has shifted to the budget and whether the legislative leaders will reach an...

IEA Legislative Update – March 8, 2018

The General Assembly is in session, but a considerable amount of the focus now is on the March 20 primary election. Despite the distraction, the General Assembly has been taking...
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IEA Legislative Update – March 2, 2018

Legislative Update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed....
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Walk in Our Shoes

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Fred Kilcullen – Good Morning

Fred Kilcullen, a school bus driver and former teacher, living in Chenoa shares stories about his career in education and discusses the importance of bus drivers in the life of...

Keep Learning Keep Moving

Three things you can do Get the Facts Research shows that physical activity not only prevents obesity, but it helps children perform better academically. Physical education classes support healthy minds...

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Association Files Collaboration Document Committee Assignments & Master Calendar Hickory Ridge Commitment 1994 Hickory Ridge Commitment 2003 IEA Leadership Handbook IEA Strategic Plan Interactive Video Guide Professional Development Newsletter The...

Judge dismisses case, reaffirms workers’ right to strike

CHICAGO – Cook County Judge Neil Cohen on Tuesday entered an order to dismiss a complaint filed by the board of education for Community Consolidated School District 15 to prevent...

District 15 school board falsely declares impasse, threatens employees with ultimatum

PALATINE – The Community Consolidated School District 15 Board abruptly ended negotiations with the Education Support Personnel Association (ESPA) by falsely declaring an impasse, trying to enforce a take-it-or-leave-it “last,...

IEA member named Illinois teacher of the year

A Dwight Township High School English teacher was named the Illinois Teacher of the Year Saturday at an awards dinner in Bloomington. Lindsey Jensen teaches English in Dwight Public Schools...
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Kristi Adell – High Risk Pre-K Program Shows Results

High risk pre-k program shows results at Tioga Elementary in Bensenville.
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Sharron Richardson – I Left Corporate America to Teach

Sharron Richardson is a seventh and eighth grade science teacher from Deerfield who left corporate America to teach, a job that doesn’t pay as much but that is far, far...
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Tron Young – Teaching is a Calling

Tron Young, a middle school teacher in Centralia, explains why he became a teacher and shares his innovative teaching practices that have helped his students improve their test scores by...
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Helping Students Realize Their Dreams

Claudia Rueda-Alvarez, a counselor in Des Plaines, helps students realize their dreams regardless of problems or pressures that, unaddressed, would impede student achievement.