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Talk Data to Me: Absence Management During COVID-19
In the last installment of Talk Data to Me, we looked at how COVID-19 has significantly impacted K-12 hiring. Below, we will again leverage data from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute, this time to show how COVID-19 has impacted teacher absences.
Talk Data to Me: Did COVID Increase the Education Hiring Pool?
Just how is the pandemic impacting hiring in schools? In previous Talk Data to Me posts (here and here), we explored the effect COVID has had on the number of people applying for jobs in education.Continue Reading
5 Principles for Decision-Making Using K-12 Talent Data
In recent years, districts and states have made great strides in both the implementation of K-12 data tracking systems and more strategic approaches to human capital management (the support of educators and other key personnel).
6 Ways to Weather the Labor Market Storm
Corvallis School District in Oregon faced a problem that is almost certainly familiar to you: a changing labor market. District face tough competition for a limited number of teaching candidates, as well as a younger workforce with changing priorities.Continue Reading
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The Real Substitute Teacher Shortage: A Lack of Engagement
It’s a story familiar to many school leaders: teachers are absent, and there aren’t enough substitute teachers to fill in. Classes are combined, other teachers give up their planning period, paraprofessionals or administrators are compelled to fill in. In any case, student learning is derailed, and other staff lose valuable time to plan and complete their own work. It’s not sustainable.Continue Reading
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School HR Can Have Freedom While Staying Connected
Being connected doesn’t mean relinquishing your control. Even though it’s common for school district HR to operate separately from school Finance, there’s still so much they depend on each other for.Continue Reading
Scary Stories to Read in the Office
Spooky things can happen in the office. Your stapler mysteriously disappears into the ether, your lunch vanishes from the fridge — and your colleagues swear it wasn’t them. Or maybe the lights in the old building flicker on and off, on and off — mostly when you’re working alone at night. Needless to say, these ghostly hauntings can be even scarier than a full inbox after a week-long vacation. And in the spirit of the season, we’ve compiled three chilling tales of terror. Read on — at your own peril.Continue Reading
(VIDEO) Explain It Like I’m 9: Low Substitute Fill Rates? Your Substitute Teachers Might Not Be Accepting Jobs.
Ah, new beginnings… Welcome to the first episode in a new series from Frontline Education: “Explain It Like I’m 9.” In each episode, our elementary and middle school-aged experts will take a quick look at a data point that impacts school leaders. Then, they’ll examine what it can tell us, and offer some takeaways or questions for reflection.Continue Reading
7 AASPA Conference Takeaways for K-12 HR Leaders
With nearly 400 school district administrators in attendance, AASPA (the American Association for School Personnel Administrators) just wrapped up another great Annual Conference. Hosted in beautiful Portland, Oregon, the AASPA Annual Conference brought together K-12 HR leaders from hundreds of school districts across the country. I find that AASPA is a good indicator of the trends in K-12 and current issues facing personnel administrators. From a comprehensive lineup of 80+ clinics and workshops to the conversations around meals and the exhibit hall, here are the Top 7 Trends I noticed from this year's conference.Continue Reading
10 Sessions We Can’t Wait to See at AASPA 2017
Are you ready to reach for the stars at AASPA’s 79th Annual Conference? We’re counting down the days until the conference begins, and we can’t wait to see everyone there! There’s so much we’re looking forward to: four days full of learning, the chance to hear about the innovation happening in HR districts across the country and meet some of the most brilliant minds in the field — not to mention the beautiful surroundings and sunny warmth of Phoenix, Arizona.Continue Reading
One District’s Journey from Paper-filled to Paperless
What happens when you have a vision that doesn’t mesh with “the way we’ve always done things”? That was the question Heather Stocking found herself asking when she began working at Bettendorf Community School District. As the new Director of Human Resources, she was amazed at the amount of paperwork passing through the office every day. The sheer volume of documentation that needed to be signed, filed and passed on to others was incredible, and like many other school districts, the HR team was being asked to do more with less.Continue Reading