March 29, 2015, 2:20 am

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Educators Talking To Legislators

Every decision that impacts the professional life of each IEA member is a decision made by an elected official.  That is why it is...

To paraphrase a line we’ve used previously, Gov. Rauner isn’t taking “illegal” for an answer.As Kurt Erickson of the Lee Newspapers statehouse bureau reported...

Four amendments to the IEA bylaws have been proposed for consideration at the 2015 IEA RA. For more information and the exact language being...

Cinda Klickna and Andrew Hirshman need your vote to be the IEA voice on the TRS Board of Trustees.The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Board...

UPDATE:Illinois lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a plan to plug a $1.6 billion hole in the current state budget.The Illinois Senate voted 32-26...

The week ended with a thud for the Man Who Would Be King.After weeks of traveling the state peddling snake oil “right to work...
Annice Brave

Discover the Importance of Teacher Leadership and the Teach to Lead Initiative that is Inspiring Teachers across the Nation to Commit to Lead!If you...

UPDATE: A recording of the March 9 town hall is available on the IEA members only website.Login to members only This Monday, March 9, IEA...

He insists he's not anti-union.In Elgin last month, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner labeled the charge that he is anti-union, “horse manure.”Yet, the governor sometimes...

Attorneys representing active employees and retirees participating in the state pension systems today urged the justices of the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a...
Tales from the Front Lines - Blog by Paul Gamboa

There’s something important I need to share that’s been bothering me for the last few months.The IEA first approached me about writing a blog...

At around 2:30 on Wednesday, attorneys representing current and retired public employees will present oral arguments intended to convince the Illinois Supreme Court to...

In his new column for Crain's, Greg Hinz tries to answer the question that has, for many months, perplexed those with a basic understanding of...

IEA members now have easy access to high quality, vetted professional development.NEA has partnered with BetterLesson to provide teachers with innovative lessons aligned to the Illinois...

Candidate Bruce Rauner promised that his success in business would be transferable to the little people in Illinois; that, as governor, the same things that...

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as "No Child Left Behind," needs to be replaced by an education bill that is...

Representatives of teachers, education support professionals, school administrators and other education advocates, today announced their support for the proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution...

18th Annual IEA-Retired Professional Conference April 11, 2015 Oak Brook Doubletree 1909 Spring Road, OakbrookThe IEA-Retired Council and the Conference Planning Committee invite you...

Applications for the 2015 NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow program are now available. The NEA Leaders for Tomorrow program is an intensive, hands-on leadership...

Bruce Rauner is used to being in charge, so he might have been a little surprised by what happened to him, in public, last Thursday.At...