April 24, 2015, 8:48 pm

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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...

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'...

Looking to take some online training? Login to Members Only to connect with the IEA Online Learning Portal.  New courses are always being added. …to...

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...

School employees are facing external threats and pressures in ways we have not seen before. In states around Illinois, school employees have lost bargaining...

Assessment InventoryISBE’s Assessment and Accountability Division is seeking to partner with school districts that are currently using, or would like to use, the Student Assessment...

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...

Many people have told me they are puzzled by the behavior of Gov. Bruce Rauner. They can't understand why, five months after winning the election,...

Jennifer Jaroch, a student at Illinois State University (ISU), has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as a co-recipient of its Bob...

Maggie Huttlinger, a student at Loyola University Chicago, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as a co-recipient of its Bob Haisman...

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 K-8 music teacher from Des Plaines School District #62 has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its Teacher of the...

An elementary school teacher in the Glenview School District #34 bilingual program has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as this year’s...

A parent educator in Community Consolidated School District #168 has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as this year’s recipient of its...

James “Jim” Duffy, a retired English and history teacher at Sterling High School, has been selected by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as this...

The outgoing Illinois State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Christopher Koch, has been named by the Illinois Education Association (IEA) as its 2015 Friend of...

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...
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This two and a half minute video explains the differences between defined benefit pensions and defined contributions savings plans.Active IEA members who participate in...