5 Myths About Analytics in K-12 Education
Data wasn’t always at the forefront of decision making in schools. Without digital processes or records, analyzing student and district performance levels was time-consuming and complicated. But as technology has become widely available and integrated in both pedagogy and the physical classroom, it has quickly become apparent that data isn’t just something that’s nice-to-have, it is a necessity. Continue Reading
The Six Key Elements to a Winning Budget Presentation
Presenting your district’s annual budget is hard, especially when the audience you present to has a different perspective from your own.Continue Reading
[Infographic] A Not-Quite-True 2020 Retrospective
Remember Tiger King? Or all that sourdough starter your neighbor bought for their new hobby? Hard as it is to believe, that was just months ago. We’ve broken down 2020 by the numbers — check out this year-in-review infographic, and pat yourself on the back for making it this far.
Questions (and Answers!) About Reopening Schools Safely
How do you plan to minimize health risks for your students and staff upon reopening? There is no single answer, but schools and districts around the country are doing their best to support a safe return to school. In a recent webinar, school health service leaders gathered to discuss how they’re approaching this critical question.Continue Reading
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Quiz: Which generation are you? (based on your work style)
Maybe you’ve been in your role for a while now, but also happen to love avocado toast. Or perhaps you’re a millennial who prefers to text in full sentences with punctuation. Do you ever think, I must have been born in the wrong generation…?Continue Reading
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Making the Most of Mobile Technology in School Districts
More than half of Americans in 2012 were using a mobile device to access the Internet, according to a Pew Internet survey. Out of these, 31% were using mobile as their primary way to get online. Many districts are taking advantage of mobile technology by getting iPads or other mobile tablets into the hands of both students and administrators. Here are some of the ways they are using it!Continue Reading
Change You Can Count On: Change Management in K-12
Education is constantly changing, giving us new opportunities to discover, create and adapt. That goes for all of us: the teachers referring to real world situations and current events to deepen student learning, the Curriculum & Instruction specialists seeking ways to further uphold and implement best practices in evaluations and professional learning, and the administrators who must prepare for and comply with new regulations and expectations.Continue Reading
3 Key Themes from Insights Summit 2019
The inaugural Insights Summit is a wrap, and it was an amazing experience! As a Frontline Education team, we feel truly thankful to serve such a great group of clients.Continue Reading
Why District Leaders Should Ignore Data – and Focus on Analytics
“The idea that ‘data is king’ still has merit. The difference between now and ten years ago, however, is that there is no shortage of data. The challenge now is to mine the information to find relationships that will help school districts improve.”Continue Reading
7 Most Popular Blog Posts from Last School Year
School is almost back in session! Teachers and students alike are sharpening their pencils and getting ready for a new school year. As you tackle the new semester, here are the top 7 education blog posts from last school year that district leaders are still reading and thinking about.Continue Reading
New Role to Support School Principals Being Piloted in D.C.
Certainly, we'd all benefit from a few more hours in the work week to get things accomplished — but it's easy to see how the daily hustle and bustle of running a school (otherwise known as logistics and operations management) could consume most of the day for principals and assistant principals. Potentially, school logistics management could eat up all of the hours in the work day of a K-12 principal, leaving less time to monitor the quality of instruction and learning.Continue Reading