2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year: Susan Converse

Susan teaches special education for grades 9 through 12 at Edwardsville High School. The funny thing about Susan is she didn’t always know she wanted to be a teacher. She started out as a journalist – and after filling in for an education reporter and talking to excited students –…

IEA: Janus decision could have dramatic impact on public education

SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case that was bankrolled by corporate interest groups that wanted to rig the economic system further in their favor and make it even harder for working people to stand united.