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Human Capital Management
7 Burning Questions for School HR
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.Continue Reading
How District Leaders Can Address Challenges with the Power of Analytics
In today’s K-12 landscape, school leaders face a host of challenges that seem to have only been exacerbated since the pandemic.
Why School Referenda Fail: Research and Best Practices for Success
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Recruiting & Hiring
Talk Data to Me: Hire Rates
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Using ESSER Funds to Advance Equity
So, when a once-in-a-generation investment in education comes through the system, it behooves school leaders to consider how to achieve an equitable distribution of that investment.Continue Reading
5 Steps to Forecasting in Uncertain Times
Long-term planning has always been a key responsibility for school business officials. But in the wake of the pandemic, this planning has taken on not only a new level of importance, but also a new degree of complexity.Continue Reading
Streamlining End of Year Device Collection
These days, technology is as essential to learning as pencils and paper. Technology use is interwoven with how educators teach and how students digest new content and practice new skills. Yet, the growth of technology use in schools — ballooned exponentially by COVID-19 — has meant that technology teams across the nation have hustled to maintain order as more devices than ever enter their district’s ecosystem. For your technology team, now is the time to prepare for an orderly, efficient, and successful device collection process at the end of this school year. Continue ReadingContinue Reading
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 ReadingContinue Reading
Using Analytics in Negotiations
Bargaining in reaction to outdated and sometimes misleading information is extremely uncomfortable. The experience left its mark and underscored the importance of communicating our district’s “story” to all stakehold¬ers well before any negotiation sessions. That means presenting beyond “where are we now” to “where we expect to be” in a year, two years, and five years down the road based on current trends. It means not only using analytics but also finding a way to make their interpretation easily accessible to everyone.Continue Reading
Recruiting & Hiring
Talk Data to Me: Did the Pandemic End Hiring Season?
Following the March 2020 pandemic emergency declaration, two Talk Data to Me posts were published that discussed the pandemic’s immediate impacts on K-12 recruiting and hiring. They outlined how the volume of job postings and the number of districts actively seeking applicants both fell dramatically. In a 2020 K12JobSpot survey measuring the impact of COVID-19 on job seekers, 85% of participants responded that their job search had been affected by COVID-19.Continue Reading