Last night the Board met from about 7pm until well after 9:00. I spoke on behalf of UFEA during the public comments. After I spoke, I was also able to listen to the personal opinions of many members of our organization. Some spoke in favor of adjusting the current schedule, some asking the … Read more about From the President: School Board Meeting
Over the past several weeks, a lot of information has circulated about the District's efforts to reduce a significant structural deficit in their Transportation Fund, and about the impacts those efforts may have -- especially related to start times. Most recently, the school Board discussed the … Read more about On Buses & Board Meetings & Big Changes (Maybe) in Start Times
The Unit Five Education Association annually awards three scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in education. UFEA annually awards 2 separate $1000 scholarships to Unit 5 students, and a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student whose parent is (or was) a UFEA member. … Read more about 2016 UFEA Scholarship Applications now being accepted!
It was 8:51 pm on Sunday night, Columbus Day weekend. I said to my husband, "I'm going in to work from 8-3 tomorrow." He looked at me skeptically and said, "OK?" I don't know about you, but I was grateful to have those hours off Monday so that I could "catch up" with grading, assessing, … Read more about Happy Columbus Day
We've asked Rebecca Spears to periodically share her thoughts on advocacy, unions, teaching and public education. This is her first guest post. If you have a story to share, please let us know! When I became a teacher, I had big dreams. BIG. I wanted to teach in Chicago, … Read more about Together, we have power.
As we prepare for the 2015-16 school year, we've worked to make UFEA.org even better. We hope it will be easier to use on whatever device you access it from, and we hope it will make it even easier for you to get informed, to get in touch, and to stay involved. We are still making some additions … Read more about UFEA.org: A New Look for a New Year
Statement of support from President Cinda Klickna on behalf of the Illinois Education Association The Normal Community High School students who have been protesting the over-emphasis on standardized testing are demonstrating good judgment and excellent citizenship. The NCHS protest is a great … Read more about IEA Supports NCHS Student Efforts to Push Back Against Over-Testing
At tonight's Board of Education meeting, UFEA President Karl Goeke shared the following comments with the Board and Administration on behalf of UFEA: Good evening. It is our understanding that tonight you intend to name a principal who will have responsibility for both Carlock and Towanda … Read more about Public Comments Regarding the Proposed Cut at Carlock & Towanda