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No one likes homework over break, but trust us, this is as easy as it gets. So you’ve filled out some information about yourself in your IPA Connect profile. You read the daily emails. You might have even contributed to a discussion or two. But where’s your photo? We want to see the faces of those in our online community! For all of those out there who haven’t updated your picture, we’re going to be replacing the current avatar with the picture below. But don’t worry, it’s easy to change it. All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself to your IPA Connect profile. If you’re on LinkedIn you can have IPA Connect pull in your picture as well as other information in just a matter of minutes. Let us know if you have any questions or need any help, and have a wonderful holiday break this year!

Legally Speaking (December)

In this month's Legally Speaking:  Are employment applications and resumes subject to disclosure under FOIA?  The answer might surprise you.  Read about the Illinois Attorney General's latest opinion on this topic.  Also, get the latest on the State's new cyber-bullying law and make sure that your school in in compliance with "Erin's Law," which requires sexual abuse awareness and prevention education in grades PK-12.  Read now.

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January 21, 2015 - Are We All Teachers of Reading? Maybe Yes. Maybe No. Grades 9-12 - Online

January 22, 2015 - Teaching Critical Vocabulary: 55 Words That Make or Break Student Understanding - Springfield

January 22, 2015 - Developing Successful Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gap with Minority Students - Chicago

January 23, 2015 - Getting Funded: A Guide to Writing Grant Proposals - Online

January 27, 2015 - A Positive Approach to Communicating Teacher Evaluations - Online


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