Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school “reformers”


Teachers have long been accustomed to “going along to get along” but increasingly are raising their voices to protest standardized test-based education reforms of the last decade that they see as harmful to students. In this post, Georgia teacher Ian ... Read more

IEA mourns loss of Judy Baar Topinka – Statement from President Klickna


Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna: The Illinois Education Association today mourns the loss of a great public servant, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Throughout her long and illustrious career, Judy Baar Topinka was a great ... Read more

In the News – Dec. 5

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Murphysboro Teachers Discuss Contract Issues  Murphysboro educators are working through an ongoing contract dispute. On Thursday, the school district and teachers' union sat down to try and reach a new contract. A spokesperson for the Murphysboro ... Read more

In the News ~ Dec. 4

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U High ranked 55th in nation by education startup - University High School is Illinois' 13th best public high school and the 55th best in the nation, according to education startup Niche. The school earned an A+ in 2015 grades released by the company ... Read more

In the News ~ Dec. 3

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Nine sessions, no teacher contract in Oakwood - When the Oakwood 76 Education Association entered into contract negotiations with the school board last February, union representatives were hopeful that members would have a new deal by the end of the ... Read more

In the News ~ Dec. 1

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Illinois aims to get more kids walking to school - With the help of federal funding, Illinois is trying to get more children to walk and bike to school with projects including new and better sidewalks. The $5.9 million will go toward 58 projects ... Read more