Good morning to the school board, administration and other members of the Unit 5 community. And good morning to the more than 900 members of the Unit Five Education Association. It is a privilege to speak to you today and it continues to be my pleasure to serve, alongside so many others, as … Read more about Welcome Back: Let’s Be a Light in the Darkness. Together.
PAPER TIGERS SCREENING Please join us tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 30) from 6-8:30 pm in Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium at Bone Student Center for a free public screening of the documentary film Paper Tigers. Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of … Read more about Join Us: Paper Tigers Screening March 30 from 6-8:30 pm at Braden Auditorium
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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.