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Mark Butcher writes out a joking equation that shows the relationship between money and knowledge. Butcher has taught as a math and science teacher...

IEA members can deliver powerful messages of union solidarity and support for public schools this week as we head toward the scheduled end of the legislative session.At the...

Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed a $387 million cut to all public universities in the state of Illinois. With the state’s consistent failure to...
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IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, reports on a busy week at the statehouse.For more information, read the latest Rauner Report.

Both chambers wrapped up their work for the week and the House canceled their weekend session.  There was no significant action on the FY16...

Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to eliminate the public school employees ability to advocate for students and schools took a serious turn with Friday's introduction of...
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Part one in a new series on TURN (Teacher Union Reform Network), highlighting the emerging work of the Southland Initiative, which focuses on the...

The Implementation Review Committee of the Illinois P-20 Council, an education group that advises state policymakers, invites you to share your thoughts and suggestions...

This week both chambers wrapped up a bulk of their committee work. They will now move to final action on bills, hear additional amendments...

IEA members now have easy access to high quality, vetted professional development.NEA has partnered with BetterLesson to provide teachers with innovative lessons aligned to the Illinois...

In private business, Bruce Rauner was used to having "yes men" (and women) do his bidding. So, it must have been a disappointment Thursday...

Statement by IEA President Cinda KlicknaHaving spent my career in the classroom, I’m always looking for “teachable moments,” opportunities to analyze an event in...

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'...

IEA members are urged to take action immediately to stop Governor Rauner's attack on the rights of hard-working Illinoisans.The Illinois House on Thursday is...

While everyone believes Illinois can and should do better, Governor Bruce Rauner is learning that local leaders aren't willing to throw their own community’s...

 Remember this Chicago Tribune cartoon from December 6, 2013, following the passage of SB1, the pension-cutting bill? Here's what we said about it at the time: Oh,...

Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael T. Carrigan issued the following statement on behalf of the We Are One Illinois coalition of unions that represent public...

Statement by Cinda Klickna, President of the Illinois Education Association regarding the announcement that the Illinois House will vote on Gov. Rauner's "right to...

UPDATE: Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced today that he's scheduled a House vote on Gov. Rauner's anti-middle class "right to work" proposal for...

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...