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The PrinciPal (8/28/15)

PDK & Gallup Release Latest Education Poll; IPA Podcast Covers PARCC, College Entrance Exams, and More.  Read now.


How do you create a growth mindset within yourself, your staff, and your students?  Reflect further with Dr. Barbara dill-Varga, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 207.

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Advocacy in Action (8/26/15)

Student Discipline Legislation Signed; ESEA Action Alert. Learn more.

IPA Happenings


September 16, 2015 - School Support Staff Workshop - Springfield

September 23, 2015 - School Support Staff Workshop - Elk Grove Village

September 24, 2015 - Practical Implementation of the SLO Process - Bensenville

September 25, 2015 - Focusing on Instruction for PARCC Readiness - ONLINE

October 1, 2015 - Assessment of Young Learners in PreK and K: What Works Best - ONLINE

October 6, 2015 - Performance Evaluation Reform Act: Comprehensive and Doable Implementation - North Utica

October 6, 2015 - Administering High Quality ISBE Preschool for All Block Grant Programs- ONLINE

October 8, 2015 - Creating Formative & Summative Assessments Aligned with New Illinois Learning & ELA Standards - Normal

The IPA annual Education Leaders Fall Conference and Exhibition is THE place for you to connect with other people with similar interests, challenges and goals and hear from experts in the field.  Gather valuable resources and information to assist you as you serve and lead your educational community.  Visit the Conference website to get a look at the many events happening and register to save your spot or register online and save 10% (must pay with credit card).  Group Discounts are available for multiple registrants from the same building.  Bundle your conference registration along with the Pre & Post Conference Academies and save!  IPA Members can attend for $139 if attending the Conference which is a $50 savings.

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