IAPSS Executive Director’s Newsletter

Posted on March 25, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman At the halfway point of the Indiana General Assembly, the Senate Appropriations sub-committee met to hear about the budget proposal forwarded to them from the House. The House version had some errors associated with the complexity grant. When the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) fixed the issues, many schools ended up with a […]

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A Message to IAPSS Members from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Posted on February 26, 2019

A rigorous education is the essential component to a viable and robust workforce and Indiana’s overall economic prosperity. Without ensuring an unwavering priority is placed upon PK-16 education, we will miss a crucial opportunity to make systemic improvement in our great state. The Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) vision is to ensure all Indiana students […]

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IAPSS Executive Director’s Newsletter

Posted on February 26, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman We are nearly halfway through this year’s General Assembly session. Major discussion has centered around teacher salary, career and tech ed, school safety, and accountability metrics. Since HEA 1009 was just enacted in January, we have no idea how it will work in local districts and how the money will be divvied […]

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Dr. Diane Bontrager Woodworth Named IAPSS Superintendent of the Year for Dist. II

Posted on February 26, 2019

Dr. Diane Bontrager Woodworth, superintendent of Goshen Community Schools, was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) as the 2019 District II Superintendent of the Year. Woodworth has been superintendent of Goshen Community Schools since 2012 after serving the district as assistant/deputy superintendent for the previous seven years. To keep […]

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District 2 Superintendent of the Year Interview Questions

Posted on February 26, 2019

What program(s) or activities in your school district that focus on improving student learning do you feel are the most successful? There are several things that come to mind in answer to this question. First, Goshen is a TAP (Teacher & Student Advancement Program). We have been a TAP district for 8 years, and we […]

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District 1 Superintendent of the Year Interview Questions

Posted on February 26, 2019

What program(s) or activities in your school district that focus on improving student learning do you feel are the most successful? There are a few programs I am excited about. Our first program is our Transitional Kindergarten Program. This is for students who are a little behind those of their peers when entering kindergarten. We […]

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Teacher Pay Remains a Hot Topic During 2019 Indiana Legislative Session

Posted on January 30, 2019

Over 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles stood outside in the pouring rain in early 2019 instead of walking into their classrooms. Their mission is not to negatively impact students and families in their districts, but rather to secure proper educational funding for their schools, smaller classes, and more support staff. Over 20,000 walked out in […]

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Is It Time to Kill Annual Testing?

Posted on January 29, 2019

A world without annual testing may be closer than you think, but it would come with some serious tradeoffs. Stephen Sawchuk considers the alternatives. READ MORE […]

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