Unleash Strong! Be a Girl Scout.

Posted on September 25, 2018

Boy Scouts is an amazing organization, and Girl Scouts is an amazing organization for Girls. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts share the same last name and have many similar components, but we are independent organizations. We have been separate organizations for over 100 years and will continue to be separate. As CEO of Girl Scouts […]

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New Superintendent Academy

Posted on September 25, 2018

Sponsored by Indiana University and the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites 120 West Market Event Sponsors Performance Services – Standard for Success – Umbaugh Barton-Coe-Vilamaa – Education Networks of America – Ice Miller Stifel Public Finance – Teacher’s Credit Union AGENDA – October 16, 2018 “PEOPLE AND AGENCIES YOU […]

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Message from Executive Director – September 2018

Posted on September 25, 2018

Dr. J. T. Coopman, Executive Director IAPSS has welcomed 25 new superintendents in Indiana school districts this year. As always, we attempt to better prepare them with our IAPSS/IU New Superintendent Academy, and our IAPSS/AA Mentoring program. The new superintendent academy focuses on some basic things such as state agencies they will interact with, budget […]

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Headlines from This Year’s Survey

Posted on September 25, 2018

Two-thirds of Americans say teachers are underpaid, and 78% of public school parents say they would support teachers in their community if they went on strike for higher pay. Although Americans say they have high trust and confidence in teachers, they also say they would not want one of their own children to become a […]

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The Complexities of Early Reading and Assessment: A Call for Innovation!

Posted on September 25, 2018

By Lynne Kulich, PhD, NWEA Learning to read involves various metacognitive skills and the processes by which a reader decodes and interprets a text are complex and multidimensional. Inevitably, students need to learn how to read with meaning to read for meaning. The National Reading Panel (2001) recognized five foundational reading constructs, i.e., phonics, phonological […]

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Teachers Are Paid Almost 20 Percent Less Than Similar Professionals, Analysis Finds

Posted on September 25, 2018

By Madeline Will The wage gap between teachers and comparable professionals has grown over time, with teachers now earning 18.7 percent less than other college-educated workers, according to a new analysis. A new paper published by the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank supported by labor unions, found that the “teacher wage penalty” has […]

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MSD Wayne Superintendent Jeff Butts named Indiana Superintendent of the Year

Posted on September 25, 2018

Dr. Jeff Butts, superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, has been named 2019 Indiana Superintendent of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS). Dr. Butts became the fifth superintendent of the MSD of Wayne Township on the west side of Indianapolis January 1, 2011. Prior to becoming superintendent, […]

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IAPSS – President’s Message – September 2018

Posted on September 25, 2018

Welcome to fall at your schools! Thank you for your attendance and attention at the ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference. The keynotes, sessions, vendors, meals, and time spent together provided valuable experiences for our school boards and ourselves. Thank you, too, for gaining and sharing knowledge at our recent bargaining and promoting the superintendence workshops, along with […]

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