8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Danielson for Teachers Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Budget Committee Mtng.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Governmental Relations & Adv. Committee Mtng.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Membership & Communications Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Professional Development Committee Mtng.
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM IASA Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM IASA-ISBE Advisory Committee Mtng.
Saying that a high-quality education is "the key to bringing back the American dream for every family in Illinois," Bruce Rauner was sworn in as Illinois' new governor today.
"In everything we do, we must ask ourselves, what does this mean for the next generation? For in order to thrive, we must prepare the next generation for success," Rauner said in his inaugural speech. "From cradle to career, the people of Illinois deserve world-class opportunities. From early childhood and K through 12 schools, to vocational and technical training, to community colleges and higher ed, we need to invest adequately in every neighborhood."
Some of Governor Rauner's plan for education started to surface over the weekend when he named the Rev. James Meeks, a former state senator, as chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and he also released his transition report (Education on pages 43-50) in which Vision 20/20 was acknowledged.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015Texas education officials struggling with federal, state control
Date: March 25, 2015 at the SIU Carbondale Student Center
IASA partners with Environmental Consultants, LLC on free program for schools
In an attempt to get out ahead of environmental issues such as the proposed new mandate that would require schools to install carbon monoxide detectors, IASA has partnered with Environmental Consultants, LLC on a free program to assist school districts.
The program, called "Tools for Schools," includes a kit to help school districts develop a framework for managing buildings and mitigating environmental issues. To download a copy of the Tools for Schools Kit, go to http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/actionkit.html.
"Environmental issues have always been a problem for schools and we wanted to help school districts anticipate and plan for those issues," said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. "We believe this partnership with Environmental Consultants can really help school districts position themselves to avoid or mitigate environmental problems. The service is free to our members and we encourage school districts to take advantage of this opportunity."