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  •  Capitol Watch
    Pension reform law ruled unconstitutional
    A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge overturned the state’s pension reform law Friday, ruling that the state cannot circumvent the pension protection language in the Illinois Constitution regardless of the state’s fiscal situation. Click here to read the entire Capitol Watch. 

    Alliance Leadership Summit

    The Alliance Leadership Summit scheduled for February 17-18 in Springfield will focus on the future of public education in Illinois and will revolve around Vision 20/20, the Statewide School Management Alliance’s ambitious and comprehensive blueprint for public education.

    Click here for more information or to register. Registration will occur through your district superintendent and IASA.

    Questions on the Alliance Leadership Summit can be directed to IASA at 217/753-2213.

    Vision 20/20
    Sessions on Vision 20/20 scheduled

    The Vision 20/20 coalition of partners has firmed up a strategy for the rollout and for the launch of the Vision 20/20 public campaign. 
    Vision 20/20 dates are listed below: 
    • December 2: Springfield press conference;
    • December 8: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Naperville North High School campus, 899 Mill Street in Naperville; click here to register;
    • December 9: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sugar Creek Elementary School, 200 North Towanda Avenue in Normal; click here to register; and
    • December 10: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 222 Potomac Boulevard in Mt. Vernon; click here to register.
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  • IASA Daily News Briefs

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Key ruling on Illinois pension law expected today

    Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law

    Duncan not taking sides in CPS seeking delay on taking PARCC tests

    Passing rate declines by 20% as some states use new certification exams for teachers

    Teacher: Georgia’s new evaluation system benefits teachers and students

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  • SIU hosting Superintendent & Principal Preparation Program sessions


    The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Department of Education will be hosting a combined session to provide information about its Superintendent Preparation program and its Principal Preparation Program on Tuesday, November 25 in Mt. Vernon.


    The session is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hamilton-Jefferson County ROE office located at 1714 Broadway Street in Mt. Vernon. The program is designed to prepare educators for careers as superintendents, principals, assistant principals or similar K-12 positions. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply appropriate theories, policies and laws to educational leadership and administration.


    To RSVP or for more information, please contact Dr. Judith A. Green, SIU Director of Educational Administration Programs, at 618-536-4434 or at Please click here to view the Superintendent Preparation Program flyer or here to view a flyer about the Principal Preparation Program.

    PERA Resources for IASA members

    Click here to view the PERA Resources for IASA members.

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