SPRINGFIELD - More than 8,000 Illinoisans rallied in Springfield today to call on Governor Bruce Rauner and his allies to drop their extreme demands...

The purpose of this newsletter is to provide specialized information to Illinois educators, administrators, and regional office administration and personnel. By providing this newsletter...

Governor Bruce Rauner is stepping up his assault on Illinois’ public colleges and universities by appointing to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) a...
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Watch the video IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, with an update on events at the Illinois Statehouse.

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...

Schools across the United States are becoming aware of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the toxic stress they cause impact student behavior and...
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...

Illinois State Board of Education is developing an Educator Data Dashboard for Regional Offices of Education, districts, schools, and classrooms that will provide access...
DESPA - Pictured here are IEA members Jim Grommer, Char Gaul, Amy Moreno, Vickie Beard, Steve Budnick, Jim Blaseck and Jason Arrington.

The District #300 Education Support Professionals Association (DESPA in Carpentersville-Dundee) recently donated $2,500 to the Jacob’s High School Special Olympics team.  DESPA is committed...

Dear Teacher: As I have each of the past two academic years, I write to ask for your help to ensure that your students are receiving honest and accurate information about their higher education options.Every day, your students are bombarded by flashy advertisements from for-profit colleges offering a quick and easy enrollment process, federal financial assistance, flexible schedules, and a promised path to high-paying jobs and a better life. But too often it doesn't work out that way. I have heard too many stories of Illinois students, often low-income or minority students, who thought they were doing the right thing by enrolling in a for-profit college. Instead, they're left with a worthless degree that employers don't recognize as a legitimate credential, credits that don't transfer, and almost twice the average debt of their fellow students who attended traditional public schools. For-profit colleges account for a staggering 40 percent of all federal student loan defaults despite enrolling only ten percent of all college students. Those two numbers - 10 percent of the students, 40 percent of student loan defaults - tell a heartbreaking story of student exploitation.

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,...

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...