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IACTE Response to REPA Proposals

IACTE Response to REPA Proposals

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend our work session on August 6th. We had over 20 institutions represented and close to 50 individuals participate in the discussions.

Below is the message sent to each member of the Professional Standards Advisory Board along with these attachments. Work is being completed on a press release to be sent out Monday morning. As soon as we have it done, we will send a copy to each of you. We have been in conversations with the IAPSS (school superintendent association) about a possible joint press release, but have decided that individual ones will have the potential for greater impact.

Federal Race to the Top Guidelines

Federal Race to the Top Guidelines

Members of the IACTE Executive Committee wanted to share with the membership the federal proposed guidelines for the "Race to the Top" funding. To be eligible for these "Race to the Top" funds is one reason provided for the proposed rule changes for teacher and administrator licensing in the state of Indiana. There are sections of the guidelines that I have highlighted; sections which seem relevant to the state of Indiana REPA proposed rules. Admittedly, these guidelines are interesting in their entirety as they may impact the direction of public education.

These guidelines, you will note, still are open for public comment, until August 28th and are not final.

Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability REPA

Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability REPA

We have work to do! Teacher education was represented well at the Professional Standards Advisory Board, and the leadership provided by our higher education representatives was excellent. The Board tabled its vote to forward proposed rules for revisions to educator preparation to allow Board members time to read through the materials and proposals. The Advisory Board will be meeting again in a work session on August 20th at 10:00.

IACTE will host a meeting on Thursday, August 6th on the campus of the University of Indianapolis to review the proposed rule revisions, to identify concerns/issues, AND to discuss proposals/alternatives that we might provide. The proposed rules are attached.

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