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Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to eliminate the public school employees ability to advocate for students and schools took a serious turn with Friday's introduction of...

Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed a $387 million cut to all public universities in the state of Illinois. With the state’s consistent failure to...

The Implementation Review Committee of the Illinois P-20 Council, an education group that advises state policymakers, invites you to share your thoughts and suggestions...

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...

In private business, Bruce Rauner was used to having "yes men" (and women) do his bidding. So, it must have been a disappointment Thursday...

Statement by IEA President Cinda KlicknaHaving spent my career in the classroom, I’m always looking for “teachable moments,” opportunities to analyze an event in...

The Illinois P-20 Council Committee on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness is seeking your help with completing a survey to address "examining the current 'state'...

Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael T. Carrigan issued the following statement on behalf of the We Are One Illinois coalition of unions that represent public...

Cinda Klickna of Rochester and Andrew J. Hirshman of Oak Park have been elected by active members of Teachers’ Retirement System to the retirement...

Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner told the 2014 IEA Representative Assembly that he wasn't interested in anti-middle class schemes like so-called "right to work" laws. Quinn...
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Capitol Report Video Update for May 1, 2015 from IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed.  Watch the video.

November 6-7, 2015 Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel and Conference Center Normal, IllinoisThis fall the IEA Professional Development Conference will replace the CORE Conferences. This change...

School employees are facing external threats and pressures in ways we have not seen before. In states around Illinois, school employees have lost bargaining...
Tales from the Front Lines - Blog by Paul Gamboa

There’s a musician that I’m quite fond of named Frank Turner from the UK. He is a former punk musician whose current catalog leans...

Governor Bruce Rauner likes to say, “I’ve been a success at everything I’ve done.”  This week, the governor is experiencing a little less success...

Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna on Gov. Rauner’ remarks, made April 22, 2015  (Read what the governor said)It is interesting that the only teacher...

Ben Sodergren-Baar and Duane Farnsworth, both of IEA Region 22, wanted to do something to aid communities that were ravaged by a tornado earlier...

Jennifer Erickson, an elementary school teacher in Batavia School District #101, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its nominee for...

A number of local governments have added Gov. Rauner’s anti-middle class resolution (aka “Turnaround Agenda”, aka "right to work") to their meeting agendas this...

Pictures from the 161st Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly are posted on our flickr photostream. This year will mark IEA’s return to the Hyatt...