President’s Message

Posted on September 21, 2017
Dr. Butts

The Superintendent’s job is the greatest job in the world. Don’t ever underestimate the importance of your role in your district and your community. The membership of IAPSS is providing incredible leadership across Indiana. And, with several of our partners, we are leveraging that leadership to ensure the very best opportunities for our scholars, educators, […]

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District News from Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

Posted on August 29, 2017

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) has been an innovative leader for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) district-wide for over a decade. CAST Professional Learning has partnered with BCSC to host an event on September 19 to 20 onsite for educators, administrators, district leaders, coaches, curriculum designers, technology specialists, and education specialists to […]

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President’s Message

Posted on August 14, 2017
Dr. Jeff Butts

The Superintendent’s job is the greatest job in the world. It may also be one of the most stressful. Even though we are just coming off of summer, when was the last time you really took a moment to reflect on why you do what you do? Why you started doing it in the first […]

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Executive Director’s Report

Posted on August 10, 2017
Executive Director

Here we are in August and we already have several school districts in session. The advent of the balanced calendar has changed our school world. However, this change has made it difficult for IAPSS to schedule some its regular meetings with Indiana school superintendents, but we adapt and overcome. The calendar is set for most […]

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Report: Private School Voucher Proposal Creates Tax Shelter For Wealthy; Would ‘Starve’ Public Schools Of Critical Funds

Posted on May 30, 2017
exchanging money

Legislation pending in Congress would create new opportunities for corporations and successful investors to earn huge profits by transferring public funding to private schools, according to a report released today by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Read the whole article. […]

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Standing Up for Public Education – President’s Message

Posted on May 9, 2017
Jeff Hendrix

On June 9, 2017, a historic event will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana. That event will be a change in the IAPSS Executive Committee leadership team. The Installation of Dr. Jeff Butts as our new President will occur along with the installation of Dr. Thomas Edington, President-Elect; Mr. John Hunter, Vice-President; Dr. Tracy Lorey, Secretary; […]

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A Message to IAPSS Members from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Posted on May 9, 2017
Dr McCormick

Indiana is focused on preparing our students for success beyond K-12. Our state, along with our nation label this preparation college and career readiness. Ensuring such student readiness is a priority of mine and the Indiana Department of Education. One way to measure college and career readiness is with state-mandated assessments. This measurement is a […]

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Accountability For All – President’s Message

Posted on April 11, 2017
Screencapture from Indystar video

Video from IndyStar – The Indianapolis Star In the past few weeks, the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Business Journal have published articles about school vouchers. Both news outlets focused on the need for more accountability when it involves providing funding to private and parochial schools that receive voucher dollars. It is interesting to note, that […]

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Could Betsy DeVos Reject a State’s ESSA Plan for Not Embracing Choice? No. | Education Week

Posted on April 11, 2017
Betsy DeVos

Article from Education Week’s Blogs By Alyson Klein U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told an audience at the Brookings Institution Wednesday that she wouldn’t necessarily approve every state’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act right off the bat.  And at the same event, she continued to push her favorite policy: school choice. (More […]

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