Human Capital Management

Unlocking the Power of Data for Successful Human Capital Management in K-12 Operations

Unlocking the Power of Data for Successful Human Capital Management in K-12 Operations Effective Human Capital Management (HCM) is a key factor in determining the success of a school district and its mission.   In a recent webinar, Susan Walters, Principal Solutions Consultant, Jen Hahn, Solutions Consultant and Stan Wisler, Strategic Account Advisor from Frontline […]

Human Capital Management

Identifying the Need for Human Capital Analytics Software

What specific challenges do K-12 schools face that might benefit from Human Capital Analytics software? Low absence fill rates: Low fill rates can disrupt classroom instruction and add additional workload for present staff. In the case of teacher absences, districts may need to hire more substitute teachers, offer competitive pay, use tech to streamline the […]

Human Capital Management

Is There a Teacher Shortage in the Northeast?

The teacher shortage has been in the news for years — but especially since 2020, nationwide concern has reached new levels. But… Pennsylvania is not Florida. New York is not Texas. Every part of the country experiences the teacher shortage a little differently. The Frontline Research & Learning Institute recently published “The Local Teacher Shortage,” […]

Human Capital Management

Talk Data to Me: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Recruiting and Hiring Practices

  The Frontline Research and Learning Institute recently surveyed district and school administrators regarding their organization’s past, present, and future focus of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). We heard from 567 respondents representing 49 states and small and large public, private, and charter schools. 84.4% of respondents answered very important or important when asked to […]

Human Capital Management

Creating a Seamless Onboarding Experience for New Hires

A seamless onboarding experience can set the tone for new staff member’s entire tenure and ensure they feel supported and empowered from day one.   Of course, it’s important to note that onboarding is more than just paperwork and orientation. The process should welcome, support, and empower educators as the embark on their professional journey […]

Human Capital Management

Maximizing “Use It or Lose” It Funds: A Strategic Approach for K-12 HR Leaders

As K-12 HR leaders, you are well aware of the constant juggling act involved in managing budgets and resources within your school district. Among the many financial considerations on your plate, one phrase often looms large: “Use It or Lose It” funds. These funds, allocated to educational institutions towards the end of a fiscal year, […]

Human Capital Management

7 Burning Questions for School HR

What makes a school tick? People. From the students who bring vibrancy and energy while learning about the world around them, to the staff that ensures they’re in a healthy learning environment, human connection is at the very core of education. Your role as a leader in your district is to ensure that connection remains […]

Human Capital Management

5 Best Practices for Managing the Entire Employee Experience

Education professionals come to work to make a difference – technology should support them in that mission, not get in the way.   Mitchell Welch, Principal Solutions Consultant at Frontline Education, and Sundie Dahlkamp, Executive Director of Human Resources at Pearland ISD, recently sat down to discuss how school districts can leverage technology to create […]

Human Capital Management

5 Questions to Ask for Effective Professional Development

Ineffective vs Effective Professional Development With ESSA Historically, professional learning has tended toward the ineffective end of the PD continuum: teachers attend a workshop, lecture or meeting, passively listen and check it off the list of things that must be done. Once it’s over, they may never think about it again. On the other end […]

Talk Data to Me

A data-centric view on the challenges facing school districts

Recruiting & Hiring

Talk Data to Me: Hire Rates

According to a 2021 Frontline survey, about two-thirds of over 1,200 school and district administrators reported having a teacher shortage. Some districts experienced the teacher shortage worse than others. About half of the respondents reported difficulty filling jobs across all grade levels and subjects while the other half felt the effects of the shortage in […]

Teacher Absences & Subs

Talk Data to Me: Trends in Absence Management and Substitute Pools

Troubled by substitute shortages and low fill rates? You’re not alone. These are challenges faced by many districts, and for good reason. Substitute management is no walk in the park: a lot of different elements go into maintaining and managing a healthy substitute pool.   To overcome the challenges associated with the substitute shortage, districts […]

Recruiting & Hiring

Talk Data to Me: The State of the Instructional Teacher Shortage

The Frontline Research and Learning Institute recently published a research brief called “The State of the Instructional Teacher Shortage”. Following a basic supply and demand economic model, the analysis investigates the quantity of candidates applying for jobs (supply) as well as the availability of open positions (demand). Trends show changes to both sides of the […]

Student Data

Talk Data to Me: Supporting the Health Needs of Students and Staff

In early April, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that schools should be reopened and “full-fledged in person” come fall 2021, regardless of vaccination status. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona echoed this in early May, saying that he expects a full return for all students in the fall. With most states no longer placing restrictions on school […]

Front & Center

A series showcasing various leaders in the K-12 space