Watch the video In August 2017, Gov. Rauner signed legislation that will severely impact public school driver education programs throughout Illinois. The legislation eliminates the district waiver process for driver education. This means that school districts can outsource driver education programs to for-profit companies. The new law also eliminates a requirement that privately-owned companies contracting […]
BURLINGTON – Parents, teachers and students are all planning to attend the #Rally4Equality to push the Central Community Unit School District 301 Board of Education to pledge to create a safe and accepting environment. The rally was organized by members of the Central Education Association (CEA) to call for change after the Central Community Unit […]
This week the General Assembly was back in session after a two week break. This was a committee deadline week, which means that substantive bills had to be heard and voted on in committee if they are to be considered for further discussion on the House or Senate floor. Bills not having enough votes to […]
Vote now for NEA-RA state delegates and other statewide positions. Online voting instructions, election code and voting PIN were mailed to all IEA members. Once you receive your information, login to members only to access the Elections page. Voting ends at 1 p.m. on Apr. 25. Go Now
The General Assembly is in session, but a considerable amount of the focus now is on the March 20 primary election. Despite the distraction, the General Assembly has been taking legislative action to address some pressing issues in the State of Illinois. Over the past two weeks, the focus has been on legislation to reduce […]
CHARLESTON – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) along with the Eastern Illinois Area Special Education Association (EIASEA) are jointly sponsoring a free community screening of The Heroin Project. “Heroin is an epidemic in our communities. We need to combat the drug head on,” EIASEA President Alysia Ammons said. “We believe that knowledge is power. If […]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) is proud of its work that helped kill Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to shift the cost of pensions from the state to local school and community college districts and universities.
DACA is a five-year-old program that prevents the deportation of people who were brought to America illegally when they were children. President Trump said in September that he was ending the program and that it was up to Congress to come up with some other way to protect the nearly 800,000 people who are part […]
CHICAGO – Today the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The lawsuit aims to take away fair share fees for all public unions, including education employee unions like the IEA, which means it will likely have a dramatic impact on public education.
Math teacher Angela McQueen said she was focused on saving students’ lives when she subdued a student shooter inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria on Sept. 20, 2017. McQueen believes it was her strong faith in God and natural instincts that compelled her to take action when she saw a student raise a gun in the […]