Back Home Lobby Days start NOW!
IEA’s Director of Government Relations has the latest on the 2012 Illinois General Assembly, who will likely tackle public pensions during the next few months. 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.
Order your 2012 scholarship shirt for the RA
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Please help fund IEA scholarships with the purchase of a 2012 scholarship shirt. Choose from a T-shirt, polo, crew neck sweatshirt or hoodie. Download the order form here.
Half of the profits from your purchase will support a scholarship offered by Region 1. The other half of the profits will go to support the IEA-NEA Education Grant program.
Those attending the RA, please wear your shirt on Saturday at the IEA RA to show your support of public education.
Those not attending the RA, please check with your region chair to see if they would be willing to bring your shirt to you.
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.
NEA Member Benefits has a $50 offer for you
Save money and earn cash rewards on all purchases, including NEA Click & Save! Apply now for the NEA Cash Rewards Card and receive $50 in statement credits, three times cash back on qualifying purchases and 1 percent cash back on all other purchases. Click here to find out more.
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.
Tickets will be awarded Feb. 28.
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.