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Alohomora: Unlocking Success for Teachers (and Students)
Unfortunately, there is no magic spell to guarantee a school’s success. Even in J.K. Rowling’s fictional world, Hogwarts experienced a plethora of challenges.
Districts Benefit from Professional Development Schools in More Ways Than One
A few years ago Dr. George Fiore, superintendent of Kutztown Area School District in Pennsylvania, got together with a few of his colleagues — a handful of superintendents from neighboring districts. They looked around at the education landscape and, like most of the country, saw far fewer college graduates intent on teaching.Continue Reading
Quiz: The Price of Teacher Attrition
It’s no secret that America has been in the throes of a teacher shortage, and that it doesn’t look likely to change soon. But with the high cost of teacher turnover, district leaders can’t afford to sit back and watch the teacher pipeline leak.
Calculator: How Much Does Teacher Turnover Cost You?
Of all the districts facing a teacher shortage, 34% say it’s because they have an issue with teacher turnover. You know what that means: you have to go searching for new talent each year.Continue Reading
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High-Stakes Evaluations and the Teacher Shortage
No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Every Student Succeeds Act - all inspiring names, all painting a picture of education in which each student learns to her full potential. But what happens when well-intended laws yield unintended results? (We're looking at you, NCLB.)Continue Reading
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The Biggest Issues Facing K-12 Superintendents in 2017
The job of superintendent is one of the most challenging in a school district. Meeting school board and community expectations while ensuring high academic performance is no easy task — especially with tightening budgets and evolving federal mandates.Continue Reading
If Retention Is the Answer to Teacher Shortages, Talent Management Is the Solution
The recent Learning Policy Institute (LPI) reports on teacher shortages have gotten a lot of attention nationally, from Education Week to NPR to the Washington Post. And with good reason; LPI’s comprehensive analysis casts “the emerging teacher shortage,” as characterized by the reports, in stark light: we face a crisis in the making. Our own forthcoming annual report on teacher shortages, based on a survey of instructional leaders across the country, only reinforces this finding.Continue Reading