School Health

SIS vs. EHR: The Differences Between These Systems (and Why You Need Both)

School districts may choose to have both a Student Information System (SIS) and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for a variety of reasons, as they serve different purposes and cater to distinct aspects of student well-being and education.   Here are some reasons why it can be beneficial for school districts to have both […]

School Health

The Cost of Health-Related Student Absences

Health care offered in schools is a critical part of increasing access to excellent health care for all children. And because of the link between student health and achievement, the role of healthcare in schools is crucial. School-based health clinics provide a comprehensive array of services to students from vaccinations and care for chronic conditions […]

School Health

The Vital Role of School Nurse Retention: Nurturing Healthy Learning Environments

School nurses play an indispensable role in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for students. Their expertise, compassion, and dedication contribute significantly to student well-being, academic success, and overall school community welfare.   The school nurse shortage has revealed that a nurse’s impact is felt most strongly in their absence: without sufficient staffing, everyone […]

Student Services

Harnessing the Power of Electronic Health Records for Individualized Health Plans and Care Plans

As a school nurse, you play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of students under your care. Care plans and individualized health plans (IHPs) for more specialty situations are essential tools that help provide personalized support for students with specific health needs.   Today, electronic health records (EHRs) can revolutionize the management of IHPs […]

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