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Welcome to the District 214 Education Association (EA) website.

The EA represents the certified employees (teachers, counselors, non-classroom personnel, nurses, and specialists) of Township High School District 214, the second largest high school district in Illinois.

We are 860 members strong. More than two-thirds of our members hold advanced degrees. In addition, more than half of our members both teach and coach. Leveraging this wealth of talent and expertise for the benefit of our students and community is our number one priority.

The results of our efforts are paying huge dividends to those we serve. In the last four years, teachers have worked hard to reduce the number of student failures and to encourage every student to take on a challenging curriculum. Over 90 percent of our students attend a two-year or four-year college after graduation. More than half of our students also receive college credits while still in high school through Advanced Placement courses, Project Lead the Way, and community college extension programs.

The EA continues to work with the District 214 School Board to create a system that is responsive to the needs of students, our communities, and our own families. The EA values the positive work environment that has been created through a strong partnership between the teachers, administration, and School Board. Collectively, we are making a difference in the lives of our students and in our communities.

The EA website has been developed to communicate critical information and promote positive personal relationships among the membership. The EA website will also help members share information about new educational opportunities available to the students in District 214.

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Prospect Benefit Concert

Lindbloom Fundraiser

PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THE FAMILY OF CHRISTINE LINDBLOOM (Ryan-9 and Josh-7)

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District 214 teachers join larger union

District 214 Education President, Jim Arey

Post By: Daily Herald
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170504/news/170509326/

For more than three decades, the District 214 Education Association has operated as an independent teachers union -- one of only a few in the state -- but 88 percent of members voted to join Northwest Suburban Teachers Union, Local 1211 of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and its national umbrella organization, the American Federation of Teachers.

Legislative Update - IFT

Legislative update 5.5.17
5/05/2017
The Illinois Senate met this week while, their House members worked in their respective districts. Senators continued work on their own bills and heard House bills in committees.

Here are some highlights from this week's action:
Senate, Governor continue budget talks
On Friday, Capitol Fax reported that the Governor’s staff, Senate Democrats, and Republican caucuses met to negotiate on budgetary issues. House Representatives were not included in the negotiations.

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More students getting college degrees in high school

Post By: USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/07/more-students-gett...

Earning an associate degree in high school is currently being done in other states and is now being pushed at the College of Lake County. Will it be coming our way?

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District 211 and District 214 Join Forces

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DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'

Post By: Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2017/04/devos_fox_news_comm...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be indicating that, as far as she's concerned, the Common Core State Standards aren't really a big point of discussion in education any longer. But how did she express that idea, and does it hold up to scrutiny?

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Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

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Trump sets sights on education with new executive order

Original Post: http://www.kttn.com/trump-sets-sights-on-education-with-new-executive-or...

(UPI) — President Donald Trump signed another executive order Wednesday, the latest of several since January — this time to determine whether the federal government is too involved in the American educational system.

The president signed the order at the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday afternoon, flanked by department chief Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence.

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