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Vision 20/20 is Here!

Learn more about this important initiative and be sure to download and read the policy brief!  Visit the Vision 20/20 website.

Legally Speaking

This month's Legally Speaking looks at important new questions when it comes to student interrogations by school officials and school resource officers.  You can also get an advance copy of the IPA's 2014 Legislative & Case Law Update and download a great new app that instantly translates documents in various other languages to English, and vice versa.


Kevin Shelton, the IPA's NASSP Coordinator and Principal of Johnsburg High School, was part of a contingent of US principals that visited Finland.  Read about his trip and what he learned.

2014 Legal & Case Law Update

Get a comprehensive overview of new legislation and case law that impacts you and your school.  Download now.

IPA Happenings

2015 AP and Administrators Summer Conference
Call for Small Group Session Proposals!

Interested in submitting a Small Group Session proposal for the 2015 AP and Administrators Summer Conference?  Proposals must be submitted by November 30.  Please use the following form when submitting, we are accepting all topic areas.  The conference will be held June 11 - 12, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle.  Questions?  Feel free to email pam@ilprincipals.org.  Thanks for your interest!

Congratulations to the 
2014 Awards for Excellence Winners!

Recognize excellence and outstanding accomplishments of our school leaders and nominate someone today. Principals of the year nominations are due to your region director by November 30th!  Click here for nomination forms and additional information.

Upcoming Events

December 4, 2014 - Using Walkthrough Data to Enhance Student and Teacher Learning - Elk Grove Village

December 5, 2014 - Creating Valid and Reliable Common Formative Assessments, Grades 6-12 - Hoffman Estates

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

Featured Service

Major ELN Update Slated

ELN Upgrades

Ed Leaders Network, the on-demand professional development service created by the Illinois Principals Association, is getting a well deserved update. The new site design will be just as usable on your desktop computer as your smart phone or tablet. ELN's updated search feature gets you to the content you want faster and easier than before. You can even get suggestions about content based on your viewing history. Big changes are in store for user groups too, including streamlined group management and a simplified reporting dashboard. There is an upcoming training on  Dec. 10 to get you familiar with the new ELN,


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