#ThankATeacher Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when...

Last Friday was the Third Reading deadline for bills to pass the chamber of origin before moving to the opposite chamber for consideration. The...

The purpose of the SCORE grants is to encourage early career members and their local associations to collaborate and create opportunities for community service...
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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,...

This event is the result of IEA’s commitment to assist in efforts to increase the diversity of members and their engagement in the IEA. This dynamic...

You are invited! The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is working with WestEd and University of California - Berkeley to study the relationship between...

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

IEA’s Center for Educational Innovation is proud to announce a Global Webinar Series and PERA Webinar Series. All webinars will be recorded and available...
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The documentary Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students attending an alternative school specializing in educating traumatized youth. The film examines...

The words intelligent people choose to use in public are revealing. This is especially true of politicians, whose word choices are designed to convey...

According to Winston Churchill, “There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.”If that’s true, State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview)...

The Central Illinois legislator who incurred Gov. Rauner’s wrath by standing with working people instead of backing the governor’s political agenda, fought off a...

IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed has the latest from the Illinois Statehouse.https://vimeo.com/158655858

The Illinois P-20 Council Committee on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness is to advise the Governor on recommendations for strengthening and aligning the preparation, recruitment,...

Sign up today! This is a very low cost professional development. The cost to participate in this course is $50.Join your colleagues in the...

In this election there are BIG differences in the candidates and their views on education. IEA members conducted interviews around the state and recommended pro-education candidates. Access Your...
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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...

Despite his highly touted proposal to increase education spending, the budget Governor Bruce Rauner talked about on Wednesday is another attack on Illinois working...

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...