The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn Tuesday and the question in everyone's mind is, "Will lawmakers pass a state budget before they leave...

On Thursday, the Illinois House  passed and sent to the Illinois Senate a state budget proposal that, if implemented, would allow all Illinois school districts to receive an...
Stacie Pelletier at the center of the BIG SCORE check, along with her Board of Education and school district administrators.

IEA members are using SCORE grants in many innovative ways to help children and students.  Stacie Pelletier, a special education early childhood teacher in...

SPRINGFIELD - More than 8,000 Illinoisans rallied in Springfield today to call on Governor Bruce Rauner and his allies to drop their extreme demands...
Summer Leadership Academy

Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging, and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on leadership skills and abilities that...
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IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, with an update on events at the Illinois Statehouse.

Award recipients were honored at the annual Representative Assembly of the IEA. Some 1,200 delegates, guests and state dignitaries attended the event in Rosemont,...
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Watch the video IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed provides an update on activity at the Illinois Statehouse during a week that included Governor...

A bill on Governor Rauner’s desk could go a long way toward helping the thousands of Illinois students who rely on MAP grants to...
IEA President, Cinda Klickna

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 17, 2016 – The governor’s budget, despite the funding proposal for preK-12 education, is a great disappointment to the 130,000 educators...

The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) supports Illinois Education Association (IEA) staff, members, and local associations by providing professional development opportunities to improve teaching,...

Members of congress from Illinois, both Republicans and Democrats, received high marks in the latest National Education Association congressional “report card” that tracks key...

On the eve of Governor Rauner’s second State of the State address, workers spoke out Tuesday in Springfield, imploring Gov. Bruce Rauner to quit...
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Harvard Park Elementary teacher Andrea Shaffer was recently awarded a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant. The grant money will be used to help the Springfield...

We Are One Illinois, the coalition of unions representing public service workers and retirees, issued this statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's Jan....

WASHINGTON—At a White House ceremony President Barack Obama today signed into law S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill...

IEA is pleased to announce the formation of the IEA Foundation, a new, charitable arm of the Illinois Education Association.Tax deductible contributions to the...

Nine current and former Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly have signed on to an amicus curiae (Friend of the Court) brief filed...

The long wait is nearly over. We expect the House of Representatives to vote on the new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education...

Click here to speak your mind on assessments! Illinois teachers know PARCC isn't workingThat is why the 2015 IEA RA passed a New Business item (NBI)...