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A vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Illinois House of Representatives can have a huge impact on the largest union of state employees and on...

The presidents of Illinois' two major education employee organizations are backing the effort by a group of parents, community members and clergy to save...

You are invited to the IEA One Conference at the Doubletree Hotel, Oak Brook, IL. This is a conference for ESP, Higher Ed and...
Tales from the Front Lines - Blog by Paul Gamboa

“Must be nice to get your summers off!!” It’s the phrase that gets under teachers’ skin more than just about any other. As with...

By a vote of 38-15, a super-majority of state senators from every part of Illinois voted today to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of...

In just 24 hours, Chicago Tribune editorial writer/columnist Kristen McQueary moved from relative obscurity to national infamy, all because she wished a horrible disaster...

Democracy is such a pain.Think about it.Typically, if you want to do things that affect the public, your proposal will be reported and examined...

The IEA is pleased to announce for a third year, Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) Grants are available to early career members. ...

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.” From Day 1, that platitude has been the subtext of the Rauner administration, which has worked tirelessly to create and maintain...

IEA members now have easy access to high quality, vetted professional development.NEA is partnering with BetterLesson to provide teachers with innovative lessons aligned to...

License Renewal With the change to the law this year, licenses are valid until August 31.  There is no penalty if you do not renew...

Thursday's 81-17 vote in the US Senate to approve the update to the "No Child Left Behind" law is being applauded by NEA President...

ESEA - Final Action Today the U.S. Senate passed S.1177, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). NEA supported this bill and Illinois Senators Mark Kirk...

The Illinois Education Association and IFT are partnering with the Illinois State Board of Education to offer convenient, low cost professional development for PreK-12...

Governor Rauner's vision for Illinois includes the elimination of public employee unions, especially education employee unions. "The critical issue is to separate the union from the...

Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Teachers, Firefighters, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities The Supreme Court on...

If you own a TV set, and maybe even if you don't, you've seen Governor Rauner's advertisement on which he's spent more than $1...

Today's veto announcement places the state budget debate in a new light. By vetoing the budget, the governor is making it clear that Illinois must...

Governor Signs Education Budget This afternoon Governor Rauner signed HB 3763, (Public Act 99-0005), the appropriation bill that funds elementary and secondary education. This guarantees...

The Illinois Education Association released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Rauner's announcement that he had signed PreK-12 education appropriations legislation passed by...