Recruiting & Hiring
Talk Data To Me: Assessing the Health of Substitute Teacher Pools by State
The status of absence management within school districts throughout the pandemic has been a consistent topic on Talk Data to Me. As teacher absence rates have consistently climbed back to pre-COVID levels this school year, states have had varying success in rebuilding their substitute teacher pools and increasing the proportion of available substitutes who actively fill absences.
5 Ways Collaboration Between Tech and Finance Departments Can Create an Impact
As funds provided to school districts for the use of technology continue to grow, it will become even more important that the business office and technology departments work together.Continue Reading
How Talent Data Can Lead to Better Decision-Making for K-12 Leaders
The Frontline Research & Learning Institute is revisiting to see if these visions for strategic human capital management hold true for districts, schools and states today. Here’s what we’ve learned.
The Past, Present, and Future of Data Analytics in Schools
The use of data analytics is increasingly part of modern life, whether you’re talking about headlines like vaccination roll-out efforts, practical matters like tracking hours at your job, or daily routines like the average height and weight chart at a pediatrician’s office. K-12 education is no different, a topic Dr. Adam Cibulka is deeply familiar with.Continue Reading
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Recruiting & Hiring
Tips from New Teachers for an Improved Teacher Hiring Process
There is no denying that a school’s greatest resource is its teachers. Good teachers who deliver quality instruction help produce greater educational outcomes for their students. A school or district that can recruit many of these highly effective teachers can create a climate of success, providing students with lasting learning.Continue Reading
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Talk Data To Me: The Impact of Substitute Pay on Fill Rate
Substitute teacher shortages have been widely reported in national and local media outlets across the country. The shortages are so severe in some areas that they have forced school closures. Data from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute has consistently shown pandemic-induced drops in absence fill rates (the percent of teacher absences being filled by substitute teachers) and smaller than usual substitute teacher pools.Continue Reading
Why Use Baseline Data to Drive Decisions in K-12 Education?
Believe it or not, data wasn’t always a factor in decision-making in schools. A lot of decisions were made subjectively. Lacking efficient digital records, educators didn’t have the data needed to make objective decisions. Fortunately, teaching has evolved into a science based on facts.Continue Reading
Recruiting & Hiring
Talk Data to Me: Hiring Trends in the Wake of a Teacher Shortage
The teacher shortage has gained a lot of attention over the past few weeks. National news, local news, and even President Biden have all addressed the topic in recent weeks. According to a survey conducted by Frontline Education, two-thirds of nearly 1,200 school and district leaders across the country reported having a teacher shortage.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Teacher Absences & Subs
Webinar Takeaways: 3 Ways to Boost Fill Rates and More
Have you looked at your district’s absence data lately? Do you have a solid understanding of how many non-working substitutes you have, and how that number might impact your fill rates?Continue Reading
Talk Data to Me: Declining Student Enrollment
Schools have had to face many new challenges in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While the vaccine rollout may signal the coming end of the pandemic – and the end of some of those challenges – there is one issue that the vaccine will not remedy: declining enrollment.Continue Reading