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  • 2017 Alliance Leadership Summit




    2017 Alliance Leadership Summit Registration is Now Open! 

    Registration is now open for the second biennial Alliance Leadership Summit scheduled for February 21-22, 2017 in Springfield. The inaugural Leadership Summit held in 2015 proved to be a perfect opportunity for superintendents, school board members, principals, school business officials and other stakeholders in public education to come together to learn, plan and engage legislators.

    Click here to go to the Alliance Leadership Summit registration website!


    news brief  

    IASA News Briefs

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017



    ‘Grand bargain’ on Illinois budget could be key to school funding reform, lawmakers say


    Senate Dems to grill Trump education pick Betsy DeVos


    Governor signs bill requiring lead testing in schools; some already comply


    For Alcott students, inaugural trip is lesson in civics, civility


    Teachers help hospitalized kids keep up in school


    January 2017 20/20 newsletter

    Vision 20/20 Newsletter January 2017


    The January issue of the Vision 20/20 newsletter is here. The newsletter features a guest column by Jeff Vose, president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) as well as other updates on the Vision 20/20 initiative. 



     IASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy


    July 10-14, 2017 in Springfield, IL 

    Have you ever wondered what you didn't learn in graduate school but you may need to know in order to be an effective leader? If you are thinking about becoming a school superintendent then #ASuperWeek in July 2017 is for you! The learning classes will be organized to provide for active learning as well as daily reflection time.  In addition, there will be many simulations during the week for hands-on learning opportunities.


       Learning class topics include: 

    • School District Leadership
    • Communication Strategies
    • School District Operations
    • Community Engagement
    • Action Planning and Next Steps


    Additional information on ASA is available by clicking here. Completed applications must be submitted online by Friday, March 31, 2017.


    ISBE seeking comments on College and Career Readiness framework


    A group of Illinois superintendents has developed a new multi-pathway College and Career Readiness framework that meets ISBE targets and helps ensure that our students are not defined by a single score on a standardized test. The framework is in concert with the AASA Redefining Ready initiative that Dr. David Schuler (Township High School District #214) helped launch last year when he was president of AASA.


    Click here to view additional information.


    ESSA talking points for ISBE 'listening tours'

    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is conducting its third round of "listening tours" to collect input and feedback from education stakeholders around the state regarding the implementation of ESSA and the state's draft plan that was released last week. The State's Draft Plan and supporting material can be found here. On November 18, ISBE posted the second draft of the plan, which can be found here .

    Click here to view additional information.


    Position Announcement at IASA - Field Services Director

    IASA is seeking Field Services Directors for the NW and SE regions of the state.

    The Field Services Director will provide support services to all members with a focus on mentoring, coaching, professional development, and a general increase in IASA presence at regional meetings.


    Click here to view additional information.


    Lights in the Mirror

     ‘Lights in the Mirror’ video helps students learn what to do during traffic stop

    The FBI Springfield Division along with Illinois State Police and other law enforcement agencies have produced a 15-minute video titled “Lights in the Mirror” to help students learn what to do during a traffic stop.


    The video is designed to help students understand police procedures as well as the students’ rights during a stop. It highlights important safety considerations when being pulled over on an interstate, in a rural setting or in a city. It also emphasizes citizens’ rights under the Fourth Amendment. The video is intended to be used in a variety of settings, such as driver’s education classes, community forums and student orientation programs.


    You can view the video by clicking here.  There also is a study guide that can be accessed here.

    EBFM Video

    Vision 20/20 video makes the case for Evidence-Based Funding model

    As lawmakers and education experts continue to pursue changes to the way money is distributed to public schools, Illinois Vision 20/20 is helping to explain what many view as the best path to reforming the state’s outdated school funding system.

    The Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success model is a centerpiece of the Vision 20/20 blueprint for the future of education in Illinois. The model relies on proven research and would provide funding by aligning resources for practices that have been shown to drive positive student outcomes. Equity would be built in to the formula, while adequacy would be defined based on a new “District Adequacy Target” that utilizes 27 researched-based elements.

    Vision 20/20 has created a short video to explain how the Evidence-Based Model for Student Success would transform Illinois’ school funding formula and create a pathway for the state to invest in student success.


    Click here to view the number run for SB 2047 (enrolled). 


    Vision 20/20 Apple

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