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

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...

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...
Taking Charge fo Our Profession - Summer Leadership Academy

Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on leadership skills and abilities that...

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...

IEA members from Southern Illinois and the Chicago area are among the recipients of 49 Student Achievement Grants, totaling $146,000, awarded to public school...

IEA Member Anne Beranek, a 2015 Global Learning Fellow and physical education teacher at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines, Illinois is featured on...

It is a shame the governor wasn’t present when Jean Rogers testified at an Illinois Senate committee hearing last week.Gov. Rauner has made it...
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Members of the Illinois General Assembly left Springfield, as scheduled, on May 31st.However, the lawmakers' work for the spring session is not finished.IEA's Director...

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 General Assembly is on the verge of passing a budget that is woefully inadequate.Current budget proposals, based on existing revenues, would cut...

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...

Among the first hires for newly-elected Gov. Bruce Rauner was Beth Purvis who, apparently by virtue of her status as a former charter school...
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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...
Pride of Public Education

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