Rekindling Connections Between HR and Finance in Schools: Position Management
Making sure that your people are being paid the right amount, consistently and on time is among the most critical responsibilities of a school business office. An unintended consequence in many districts, however, is that Finance and Payroll tend to be an island instead of working alongside Human Resources.
Human Capital Management
Survey Results: The K-12 Human Capital Management Journey
A rising number of district leaders are taking a strategic look at human capital management. With high turnover and teacher shortages, it’s more important than ever.Continue Reading
7 Steps to Monitor Progress on Tier 1/Classroom Interventions
When I visit schools as an RTI/MTSS consultant and talk with teachers about Tier 1/classroom academic interventions, I often hear frustration over the difficulty of collecting and interpreting data to monitor student progress. Yet, the critical importance of data is that it ‘tells the story’ of the academic or behavioral intervention, revealing the answers to such central questions as:
Are Teacher Evaluations Worth It?
Dr. James Stronge on the Gates Foundation’s Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative.Continue Reading
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3 Ways to Motivate Teacher Buy-In to New Software
Some breaking news recently revealed that a whopping 70% of school district software licenses never get used. That’s bad news for school districts.Continue Reading
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9 HR New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2019 Your District’s Best Year Yet
New Year’s Resolutions — you either love them or you hate them. But the fact is, you make resolutions on New Year’s Eve because you want to achieve certain things. Some say that if you want to make a change, you should just make it: no waiting for a reason or excuse. They’re right. But making a New Year’s resolution helps you define your goals and gives you the opportunity to make the new year different, right from the get-go.Continue Reading
Coloring Pages: Time to Unwind
For the longest time, the popularity of adult coloring books was a mystery to me. But one day I realized, when you make thousands of decisions every single day — from which socks or shirt to wear, to which candidate you should hire or where to put your limited budget — your brain gets a little tired. A simple activity like coloring within the lines doesn’t require any deep thought or planning. It’s more of a meditative exercise, with the added benefit of creating something tangible.Continue Reading
What Stood Out at Learning Forward 2018
Earlier this month, thousands of educators, school leaders, C&I and professional learning department heads and others descended on the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas for the year’s premiere professional learning event: the annual Learning Forward conference.Continue Reading
4 Reasons to Attend Insights Summit 2019
Where can you network with other education leaders, learn how to use Frontline products more strategically, come away inspired AND stay at a luxury resort in sunny Orlando, Florida?Continue Reading
Recruiting & Hiring
Better Early Hiring & Retaining Recruited Teachers
Is hiring at the top of your mind right now? If you want the most outstanding teachers in your classrooms, it should be.Continue Reading
Survey Results: How is RTI/MTSS Going in Your District?
ESSA requires districts to adopt a systematic approach for data-based decision-making to enable a rapid response to students’ needs. As a result, many district leaders are considering or re-validating RTI/MTSS models.Continue Reading