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IPA's "The PrinciPal" (7/18/2014)

Lisanby-Barber takes over as IPA President; Legally Speaking with Brian Schwartz; Important 5Essentials Info. Read now.

Legally Speaking (July 2014)

This month's Legally Speaking looks at several new education laws, many of which are in effect for the 2014-15 school term!  See what is now required in terms of bullying policy, smart snack mandates, CPR training, RIF, 5Essentials and more...

Creating Innovators: What Does An Innovator Look Like? (Part III)

IPA Executive Director Jason Leahy shares the third part of a blog series exploring the key points of Tony Wagner's book Creating Innovators. You are encouraged to join Jason by reading the book and sharing your thoughts.  Go now.

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Need State Mandated Trainings?

As you are well-aware, Illinois has a litany of annual mandated trainings required of educators.  Click here for a comprehensive list**.  Do not forget that almost all of these trainings are available to you on the Ed Leaders Network (ELN) to which you have access courtesy of the IPA's partnership with ISBE. As you prepare for next year, be encouraged to show these trainings with faculty during meetings. Or, consider providing access to ELN to your entire staff at a low per-person rate.  An additional 20% discount is being provided through July.  Contact Arlin Peebles, IPA Online PD Director, with questions at arlin@ilprincipals.org.

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