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Let’s Recognize Our Non-Pub Teachers!

May 2nd 2024

We encourage our INPEA schools to consider participating in three upcoming teacher recognition programs sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education. Let’s nominate our outstanding teachers for these programs!  2024 Educational Excellence Awards Nomination – Individual Educator Awards Award nominations are open for the third annual Educational Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, September 6. The […]

2025 Legislative Session Planning

April 16th 2024

May is coming and that means the return of the Indianapolis 500! INPEA and IQE are gearing up for the 2025 legislative session and we will be racing toward the finish line for universal vouchers for ALL Hoosiers. To do this, we must have engagement from our non-pub stakeholders in every corner of our state.  […]

Literacy Resources for Educators

April 3rd 2024

Reading is Fundamental: SEA 1 brings many new reading requirements for State Accredited Non-Public Schools and Choice (eligible) schools. Is your school taking advantage of all the resources currently available?  Literacy Endorsement Professional Development Indiana educators with an existing pre-kindergarten through grade six or special education license are invited to register for a Keys to […]

Get Ready for the 2024 Legislative Session!

November 8th 2023

Join the INPEA team for a virtual training to learn about priorities for the 2024 legislative session and how you can best advocate for non-public schools. The same content will be covered at each session so you only need to attend once.  These sessions are ideal for school leaders, board members, parents, school Legislative Liaisons, […]

Welcome, New INPEA Leadership

July 28th 2023

With the new school year comes new leadership in INPEA! We are excited to welcome Chris Brunson to the INPEA team as our Associate Executive Director! In his new role, Chris will oversee INPEA’s fund development efforts and will also support our schools in our advocacy and professional efforts. Chris brings a wealth of experience […]

Register for INPEC 2023!

July 28th 2023

Have you registered your team for INPEC yet? What are you waiting for?! INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser has developed his annual conference top 10 list… The sessions this year are outstanding and he couldn’t pick just 10 so he made it a baker’s dozen!  John’s Top 10 List (Baker’s Dozen Edition) 13. Dan Elsener’s […]

Check Out the Choice Expansion Toolkit

July 28th 2023

INPEA and IQE have prepared a toolkit to assist you and your families with communicating the new changes to the Choice Scholarship Program, Tax Credit Scholarship Program, and the ESA Program. Here are some helpful links from the rollout webinar from June 27.  June 27 Choice Rollout Webinar Choice Rollout Toolkit Order Print Marketing Materials

School Choice Expansion Rollout Webinars

April 28th 2023

Have questions about the latest Choice Scholarship program expansions? Join INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser and IQE President and CEO Betsy Wiley for a webinar to discuss the changes passed in the 2023 Legislative Session. Register for one of two webinars:  May 9, 2:00 p.m. ET: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoce2rqz8pGtaaJLS-0rVTZ_Y2JFFQpEp_ May 11, 10:00 a.m. ET: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdO-grDkpHdCzHMsq-TxyanJvl2aSGwNF

Are You Ready to Stand Up for School Choice?

March 2nd 2023

Last week was an exciting one for school choice as HB 1001 and HB 1591 passed the House. If they pass in the Senate, both would expand access to the Choice Scholarship and Tax Credit Scholarship Programs for more Hoosier families. HB 1001, the House Budget, contained the choice expansions including eliminating pathways and increasing […]

Tune Into Season 4 of the Statehouse Express Podcast!

February 8th 2023

Catch up on what’s happening at the the Indiana General Assembly! INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser provides a weekly review of bills that INPEA is following in less than 10 minutes. Listen to Season 4, Episode 7 Listen to Season 4, Episode 6 Listen to Season 4, Episode 5 Listen to Season 4, Episode 4 […]

INPEC 2023 Call for Presentations Now Open!

January 9th 2023

INPEC 2023 Call for Presentations Deadline Extended!  Continuous learning and professional development are extremely important for educators in non-public schools to ensure that our students receive the highest quality education possible.Have you experienced recent success with an idea or process that would help educators? Weneed you to help us provide exciting, informative and motivating programming […]

Legislative Training Sessions for School Choice Stakeholders

October 20th 2022

It might only be October but INPEA is gearing up for the 2023 legislative session! Since it will be a budget year, we need to prepare our stakeholders to protect and defend the gains we’ve made for school choice. In November and December, INPEA will host legislative training sessions across the state for school leaders […]

Literacy and Lattes for Leaders: September 2022

September 1st 2022

Are you a leader trying to sort through the onslaught of information about the “science of reading?” Marian University’s Center for Vibrant Schools invites leaders to discuss recent Science of Reading Research. These virtual meetings will occur monthly and involve a chance to discuss popular (and short) podcasts, articles, and videos about recent research that […]

INPAC 2022 Registration is Open!

May 3rd 2022

It’s been three years since our last INPAC and we are excited to be able to gather again this September 22-23! We hope you will join us as we recommit to Leading with Passion and Purpose.  Engaging and Informative Sessions Since December, our planning committee has been hard at work designing a conference that will […]

Statehouse Express: Season 3, Episode 7

March 14th 2022

Join INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser for a recap of the 2022 legislative session!

Statehouse Express Season 3, Episode 6

March 8th 2022

As we head into the final week of the 2022 legislative session, tune for an overview of the current status of education-related bills impacting non-public schools.  

Statehouse Express: Season 3, Episode 5

February 24th 2022

  INPEA Executive Director reviews what happened this week during the legislation and outlines the next steps for the bills we are following.

Statehouse Express: Season 3, Episode 4

February 14th 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day and #LoveTeachingWeek! In this latest episode, INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser reviews what happened in the Indiana General Assembly last week and what we are anticipating this week.

Statehouse Express: Season 3, Episode 3

February 8th 2022

The latest episode of John’s podcast provides updates as we come out Crossover, which marks the halfway point of the 2022 Legislative Session, where any bills that passed out of one chamber now move to the second chamber and start the process all over again. John provides an overview of the 14 bills we are […]

Statehouse Express: Season 3, Episode 2

January 25th 2022

On the latest episode of the Statehouse Express, Executive Director John Elcesser provides updates as the House and Senate committees wrap up their hearings for the first half of the legislative session. More information on SB 331 and how you can advocate for non-public schools is covered.   

Statehouse Express: Season 3, Episode 1

January 13th 2022

Hear INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser’s update on what’s happened so far in the 2022 legislative session and what we’re watching.     

INPEC 2021: A Vision for Mission

October 26th 2021

After postponing our Indiana Non-Public Educator’s Conference in 2020, we were curious how the turnout would be for a rescheduled conference in 2021. The turnout ended up being great and the feedback about our program, awesome keynote speakers, and the general feel of the conference was amazing! We can’t thank you enough if you chose […]

12 Speakers You Won’t Want to Miss at INPEC 2021

July 28th 2021

1. Jon GordonBased on his international and Wall Street Journal best-selling book “The Energy Bus”, our keynote speaker, Jon Gordon presents a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and those around you. Everyone faces challenges and every person, organization, school, and teacher will have to […]

INPEC 2021 Sneak Peek

July 21st 2021

INPEC 2021 is quickly approaching on October 4 -5 this year! John Elcesser highlights some of the items attendees can look forward to at this year’s conference.

New school choice expansions provide opportunities for more Hoosier families

June 30th 2021

Indiana's Choice Scholarship program has impacted about 273,000 kids during the past 10 years of its existence. There are numerous stories we've heard about lives being changed and futures being impacted by the program in the past. (Like this story or this one.) K-12 education, both public and private, in Indiana saw transformational increases coming [...]

Statehouse Express: Season 2 Episode 15

April 26th 2021

John Elcesser breaks down the last week of activity during the 2021 Indiana General Assembly and highlights bills that could affect our non-public schools and families.

Statehouse Express: Season 2 Episode 14

April 19th 2021

John Elcesser breaks down this past week of activity during the 2021 Indiana General Assembly and highlights bills that could affect our non-public schools and families.

School Choice Myths and Facts

April 14th 2021

Opposition to expanding private school choice (Voucher program) has four main talking points - NONE of which are true when looking at the scientific research and evidence. MYTH 1:  Choice undermines public school funding and cost taxpayers/ public schools.FACTS: Students who receive a voucher make up 3% of our entire K-12 student population but they [...]

Statehouse Express: Season 2 Episode 13

April 12th 2021

John Elcesser breaks down this past week of activity during the 2021 Indiana General Assembly and highlights bills that could affect our non-public schools and families.

Statehouse Express: Season 2 Episode 12

April 6th 2021

John Elcesser breaks down this past week of activity during the 2021 Indiana General Assembly and highlights bills that could affect our non-public schools and families.