Recruiting & Hiring

6 School Districts Challenging How We Attract and Retain Educators

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The hard work of attracting, engaging, growing and retaining quality teachers has got to be one of the greatest challenges facing K-12 right now.

Many teachers don’t feel engaged, equipped or empowered. They’re leaving the field at alarming rates, and new graduates are not taking their place fast enough, causing a widespread teacher shortage. Meanwhile, administrators are often over-burdened with paperwork and compliance. Budget cuts and limited resources compound the problem.

So what’s the solution? To be clear, it’s not dependent on the HR department to have all the answers. That’s just one piece of the puzzle.

Strategic, forward-thinking school districts are collaborating across all teams to take a holistic look at human capital management. What exactly does that look like?

  • Using data to drive strategies, from recruiting to professional learning
  • Setting goals and benchmarking progress
  • Collaborating across departments to find solutions
  • Empowering teachers with the tools to be more efficient

These districts are K-12 innovators, and we can all learn from their stories.

Read their stories  

Allison Wert

Allison (Ali) Wert is the former Content Marketing Manager of the award-winning content team at Frontline Education. She has nearly 10 years' experience writing about education topics, including best practices for K-12 strategic human capital management. Under her leadership, the team at Frontline was recognized as the Winner of CMA's 2017 Project of the Year and Best Content Marketing Program.

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