NEA President Lily Eskelsen García in Chicago on Monday night

Rabble Rousers

The National Education Association, Illinois Education Association, and Women & Children First Bookstore cordially invite you to A book reading and signing for Rabble Rousers: Fearless Fighters for Social Justice Agitadores: Luchadores ... Read more

The IEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award


Do you know an IEA member who has performed outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty in your local or community? IEA is seeking nominations of members or groups of members for the IEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award. This ... Read more

IEA Connect is here to help

IEA Connect is here to help

IEA Connect is a new and easy way to get all your IEA questions answered in one spot. You can do it by phone, by email or by live chatting with someone via the IEA website. Have you ever had a question about your IEA membership? Have you ... Read more

Apply now for a SCORE Grant!

SCORE Grant Applications

The IEA is pleased to announce that for a second year, grants to early career members are available to fund service projects in their schools and communities. Grant proposals of $1,000 or less are encouraged in order to fund as many projects as ... Read more

Quinn campaign says districts stand to lose big with Rauner, look up your own


The Quinn campaign has released a list of cuts that would happen as a result of Bruce Rauner’s plan to reduce the state’s income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent. You can look up your own district to see how his plan would affect your district. They ... Read more

ESP Fall Conference

ESP Fall Conference 2014

October 17-18, 2014 Doubletree Hotel Oak Brook, IL The IEA Education Support Professional Fall Conference is rapidly approaching! It will be held on October 17th and 18th at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook. The registration ... Read more

IPACE Recommended Candidates


Download a list of the latest IPACE recommended candidates for the 2014 election. IPACE recommendation meetings are still taking place. This list will be updated as more recommendations are made. IPACE Recommended State Candidates 9/10/14 IPACE ... Read more

Coalition asks court to side with unions on pensions based on insurance decision

Scales of justice

Coalition urges court to consider significant Kanerva v. Weems decision, seek judgment in their favor SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, the We Are One Illinois coalition, along with other plaintiffs, filed a motion in Sangamon County urging the Circuit ... Read more

IEA Higher Education Conference

Step into Leadership - IEA Higher Ed Conf.

October 10-11, 2014 Sheraton Suites Elk Grove Village, IL Join us this fall for the IEA Higher Education Conference. The conference registration fee is $25 per member. Buy one get one free registration scholarships are available through the ... Read more

Tell the Chicago Tribune to stop bashing teachers and public schools


It's unfortunate that the Chicago Tribune, which employs many first rate reporters covering news and politics, has an editorial board that is committed to advancing the agenda of those who wish to privatize public education. There is supposed to be a ... Read more

IEA-NEA Education Scholarship

IEANEA Education Scholarship

The IEA-NEA has established a scholarship program that is open to all children/legal wards of current IEA-NEA members. All children/legal wards of deceased, divorced, or IEA-Retired members are eligible to apply, regardless of child’s age or marital ... Read more

2014 Outreach to Teach

outreach to teach

Scores of volunteers descended on Prairie Central School District in June to help give various buildings a fresh new look. Members of the IEA Student Program and IEA-Retired paired up with others to work on a gymnasium, hallway, cafeteria and stage ... Read more

SIUC unions win furlough fight, university acted illegally


Aug. 4, 2014 – Carbondale, IL – An administrative law judge for the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) has found that the administration for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) acted illegally during a 2011 contract ... Read more

Professional development anytime, anywhere!


This pilot project is now available from IEA, IFT and ISBE! Join your colleagues in the online professional development pilot program now offered through the Illinois State Board of Education. Educators from Illinois have recently completed ... Read more

Frerichs tours state to tout IEA recommendation


State Sen. Mike Frerichs is appearing with IEA members around the state this week to talk about his support for public education and to acknowledge IEA's recommendation from him for the state treasurer's office. At an appearance in Springfield ... Read more

IEA announces statewide recommendations for constitutional officers


The state’s largest education employee union has announced its candidate recommendations for the state offices of treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state and attorney general. The Illinois Education Association (IEA), representing over 130,000 ... Read more

Public comments wanted for educator license renewal

ISBE Springfield

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved the initial review of the educator license renewal process through the proposed rule, part 25. The proposed rule would implement a new license renewal process that would include the ... Read more

State Board, IFT and IEA recognize almost 30 exemplary educators for their performance


The Illinois Education Association is proud to announce 18 members who were honored by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Education Association as the best in their field of expertise during the ... Read more

Summer Leadership Academy 2014

SLA - Summer Leadership Academy

July 22 – 25, 2014 Illinois State University Normal, Illinois Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging, and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on both the fundamental and advanced ... Read more

Educators and school officials urge lawmakers to pass Gov. Quinn’s budget plan


Leaders of the state’s top education employee unions have joined with school administrators to urge members of the Illinois legislature to pass the governor’s recommended budget. The Illinois Education Association (IEA), the Illinois Federation of ... Read more