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The IPA Office will be closed today, Friday, April 18th, for the holiday weekend. We will reopen, Monday, April 21st, for regular business hours.
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Obama Administration Approves IL NCLB Waiver
Humbling to Read
Recently, Shane Gordon, Principal of Abingdon-Avon High School, offered some kind remarks regarding the value of IPA Membership on his blog. They encapsulate why, as an administrator, it is important to be a part of a community of learners and leaders. On behalf of the IPA Board, staff, and leaders throughout the organization, thank you for being a part of the over 4700 Members of the IPA. And if anyone asks you why they should join the IPA right now, please tell them to READ THIS!
The PrinciPal (4/18/14)
Podcast with NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti; ELN Presents Free Internet Safety Training. Read now...
Important Pension Information
Keep Track of the Nation's Capital
Plans are now underway for the 2014 Assistant Principals and Administrators Summer Conference which will be held June 12-13, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle. You may register online and save 10% (must pay with credit card). More information can be found here.
Small Group Session Deadline Extended
The IPA is now accepting small group session proposals for the 2014 Fall Conference. We have extended the deadline for submissions to Aprill 22, 2014. Consider sharing a bit of yourself and the special work you are doing. You can find and submit the online proposal form here.
Making Common Core State Standards for Math Come Alive in Grades K-2
April 23 - Marion (8:30am - 3:30pm)
Using PARCC Assessment to Reinforce Common Core Math Instruction Grades 6-8
April 23 - Online (9am - 12pm)
Making Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSSM) Come Alive in Grades 3-5
April 24 - Marion (8:30am - 3:30pm)
The Legal Rights of Students and Parents: Balancing Best Practices and the Law (Revised 2013)
April 25 - Elk Grove Village (8:30am -3:30pm)
The IPA is partnering with Standard For Success, an online customizable teacher & employee evaluation system, that was created by Educators for Educators to help with the evaluation and management of employee evaluations. Its brand is built on high-quality customer support and helping to make evaluations Simple and Meaningful. Learn more.