Back Home Lobby Days start NOW!
IEA’s Director of Government Relations reports on the first meeting of the 2012 Illinois General Assembly. Jim Reed is urging IEA members to lobby lawmakers in their home districts via the IEA’s Back Home Lobby Days initiative.
The key dates lawmakers should be available in their home districts include: Feb. 13-17, March 12-16, April 2-6 and 9-13.
GPAs meet at the state capitol
Grassroots Political Activists and their GO-Team members met Feb. 3-4 for a legislative update, preview of the 2012 elections and a simulation that followed a bill through the committee process. The GPAs role-played as members of various advocacy groups and testified in a mock committee at the state capitol. After committee, GPAs and their teams enjoyed special access to the Senate floor and heard from Sens. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) about their roles in the legislative process.
Find out more about the GPA program on the IEA website
NBPTS candidate fee subsidy opens Feb. 15
The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University has announced the window for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards candidate fee subsidy will open Feb. 15, for 500 first time candidates. Click here for more information on the ISU website.
Let your imagination soar with The Lorax and Read Across America
NEA’s Read Across America campaign will showcase the Lorax book as well as NBC/Universal’s The Lorax (featuring the voices of Taylor Swift, Zach Efron, Danny Devito and Betty White). The film opens nationwide March 2, and Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House have joined NEA’s Read Across America, creating new posters and classroom guides for the campaign.
Give your valentine a gift that sparkles
Shop for jewelry or that next vacation package with NEA Member Benefits Click & Save program. You’ll save money and make your someone special very happy.
Visit the NEA MB website to register or sign in to find all the values that your membership allows.
You could win tickets to see the Chicago Symphony
Send us an email message with “Symphony” in the subject line and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the April 5 performance at the Symphony Center.
The IEA Store is back, featuring your old favorites, new items and a new way to order!
With IEA Store items, you can:
- Show your pride in being a member of the Illinois Education Association-NEA;
- Provide incentive gifts for meeting attendance;
- Thank your members who volunteer;
- And more…
All with items available to you, at cost, featuring the IEA logo