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Back to School: Health and Safety First

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About this event

“Back to school” looks a lot different this year. The coronavirus pandemic has changed education dramatically, raising important questions about how to keep students and educators safe and healthy while ensuring continued, quality academic and social-emotional learning.

Join a conversation with NEA President-elect Becky Pringle and Dr. Nathaniel Beers, a pediatrician and a member of the AAP Council of School Health. We’ll discuss:

  • what we know and don’t know about COVID-19,
  • the implications of the disease for children and adolescents,
  • the unique concerns of vulnerable populations including students of color and students with disabilities, and
  • what the science tells us about balancing the sometimes-contradictory requirements for fostering the overall health of children, adolescents, educators, staff, and communities.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT

Note: There will be plenty of time for educators’ questions, but please submit them when you register.

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IMRF Trustee Election – We need your help!!

Government Relations (Important – signatures needed) September 15th deadline

IMRF Trustee Election – Petition Circulation. We need your help circulating nominating petitions for IEA member Hugh Cunningham to represent our Education Support Professionals (ESPs) on the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board of Trustees. Please review the circulation instructions. Only ACTIVE ESPs may sign the nominating petition. (Share with leaders and members)

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ESP Self Care is Essential!! Register Today!!!

Time: Wed 9/9, 6 – 7pm

Location: Virtual event Join from anywhere

About this event

“Back to school” looks a lot different this year. The coronavirus pandemic has changed education dramatically, raising important questions about how to keep students and educators safe and healthy while ensuring continued, quality academic and social-emotional learning.

Join a conversation with NEA President-elect Becky Pringle and Dr. Nathaniel Beers, a pediatrician and a member of the AAP Council of School Health. We’ll discuss:

  • what we know and don’t know about COVID-19,
  • the implications of the disease for children and adolescents,
  • the unique concerns of vulnerable populations including students of color and students with disabilities, and
  • what the science tells us about balancing the sometimes-contradictory requirements for fostering the overall health of children, adolescents, educators, staff, and communities.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT

Note: There will be plenty of time for educators’ questions, but please submit them when you register.

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Stronger United!! Come support BIESPA #430

 

Students and teachers need more support during remote learning not less. Please come and show your support for our BIESPA #430 paraprofessionals at District 130, on Monday, August 31.

The District notified 49 paraprofessionals that they would be laid-off. Please show up early with signs of support to ensure that the Board votes no to these reductions.

Where: Veterans Memorial Middle School
12320 S. Greenwood Avenue
Blue Island, Il

When: 6:30 p.m. (Board meeting starts at that time but we will be there early at 6:15).

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New Online IEA Member Registration Process

IEA is an association of more than 135,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers. The IEA was founded in 1853 to serve the interest of public education in Illinois. The IEA became an affiliate of the National Education Association in 1857, an organization currently totaling 3.2 million teachers and school employees working to make our good public schools even better for all students.