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     Click here to go to the Vision 20/20 website for more information.  

    Rauner's transition report cites Vision 20/20
    Former state senator Meeks named to chair ISBE 
     
    Cap Watch

    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.

     
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  • news clips
    IASA Daily News Briefs

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 

    Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents 

    Viewpoint: Spending more on public education is well worth it 

    Are students helped or hindered by more math requirements in high school? 

    Walker proposes alternative teacher certification in Wisconsin 

    Texas education officials struggling with federal, state control

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  • Alliance Leadership Summit
    Register now for Alliance Leadership Summit Feb 17-18
    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.


    Rochester’s Bertrand named Illinois Superintendent of the Year
    bertrand Dr. Thomas Bertrand, superintendent of Rochester Community Unit District 3A, has been selected the 2015 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators.
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    SAVE THE DATE! 
    18th Annual Southern Illinois Educational Leadership Conference

    Date:  March 25, 2015 at the SIU Carbondale Student Center 

    Vision 20/20: Promoting Student Focused Leadership
    Keynote Speaker: Randy Dunn, President, Southern Illinois University. Join us as we continue to strengthen the southern Illinois leadership network and school partnerships! Visit www.continuinged.siu.edu for program updates or to register online!
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  • 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."

               As part of the program, Environmental Consultants, LLC is providing a consultant for IASA member districts to call upon for assistance. The consultant, Elizabeth Matoushek, can be reached at 314.809.0816 or by email at ematoushek@iasaedu.org.         
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