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    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Viewpoint: We need to give teachers a voice

    Judge rejects suit filed by Pennsylvania teacher fired over blog

    50th Anniversary Mark your calendar for October 8-10, 2014 to celebrate IASA's Golden Anniversary at the IASA Annual Conference!

    We are marking the 50th anniversary of IASA becoming a stand-alone association at our Annual Conference, so please save the dates October 8-10. Additional information on featured speakers is available by clicking here.


    AASA Registration is now open for the AASA National Conference on Education.
    The 2015 AASA National Conference on Education will be held in San Diego, CA on February 26-28, 2015.  Registration and housing opened on July 14, 2014 for AASA Members. The preferred hotel for the Illinois delegation is the Omni San Diego Hotel.
    Go to for additional information.
    Superintendent of the Year Reception
    A reception for the 2015 IllinoisSuperintendent of the Year is tentatively planned for 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015, at Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres).

    Initial pension reform ruling likely months away

    It will be next year before there is an initial ruling on whether the sweeping pension reform measures passed by the legislature in December violate the state Constitution.
    During a hearing Thursday, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz rejected a suggestion from lawyers representing state retiree groups and others seeking to overturn the law to have the cases proceed on a parallel track that the lawyers said would help speed up a resolution.
    Belz said such an approach could lead to piecemeal rulings on different aspects of the lawsuits and actually prolong a final decision.
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