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The Indiana Department of Education 2010 Season Opener

FV Indiana learned of the following event of interest to our members. Please note the multiple locations and times. While the event has been advertised as for educators the registration appears to allow the public to attend. If you attend please consider submitting a write up of the event that FV can share with our members. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) invites you to join State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett and members of the IDOE senior staff at this year's Superintendent's Season Opener: News You Can Use for the 2010-2011 School Year. There are many exciting initiatives that set Indiana apart as a leader in education reform, and we encourage you to come take a closer look at how they will impact you and your students during this FREE event for Indiana educators. A team of representatives from the IDOE will be on-hand to discuss and answer questions regarding Indiana's Growth Model, Common Core Standards, A-F School Grading, Teacher

Dept of Education survey

Family Voices would like to make sure its members are aware of this opportunity to provide feedback to the Dept of Education regarding special education services. The following announcement is from the Indiana DOE: Indiana Department of Education banner Parent Survey 2009-2010 All parents of Indiana's 171,000 students receiving special education services should receive a survey sometime between the second week of August 2010 and the end of the week that school starts. This survey contains 31 questions designed to measure parent satisfaction with their experience in working with education staff at their children's school and the special education services their children received during the 2009-10 school year. Parents will receive a letter in a white business-sized envelope from their children's school containing information about how to complete the survey on-line. Parents without Internet access may complete the paper copy of the survey included in the envelope or