Top 5 FERPA & HIPAA Misconceptions for Schools
We live in an age filled with threats to student privacy. As an important member of your school community, you’re a defender of that privacy. And that role comes with a great deal of responsibility. Part of your responsibility is understanding two primary laws that protect against the unlawful disclosure of personal and health information: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
3 Key Themes from Insights Summit 2019
The inaugural Insights Summit is a wrap, and it was an amazing experience! As a Frontline Education team, we feel truly thankful to serve such a great group of clients.Continue Reading
How ERP Software Smooths the Journey for School Business Officials
District administrators are pushing back on K-12 technology companies to do a better job of connecting the data that schools depend on for everything from security and compliance to reporting and funding. Historically, school business professionals have worked on an island in corporate finance software that requires costly code customizations and supplemental spreadsheets to make it work for education.
The 2 Sides of Improving Special Educator-Paraprofessional Collaboration
A special education teacher and paraprofessional share their special educator-paraeducator collaboration experiences ― including challenges they’ve faced and tips for improving communication.Continue Reading
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5 Tips for Using Video as a Professional Learning Tool for Teachers
You know that feeling you get when you hear yourself on tape, or see yourself on video? Is that really what I sound like? Do I really look like that?Continue Reading
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Human Capital Management
Breaking Down the New Hire Orientation Checklist
Beginnings are important. If you start a book with an underwhelming first chapter, or a television show with a subpar first few episodes, you’re less likely to see it through to the end. The same could be said for work — people are more likely to be engaged and stay in a job where they feel prepared and appreciated from Day 1. And in a setting like education, engagement and retention are even more critical because they directly impact students.Continue Reading
K-12 Data Security: It’s Never Been More Important to Have a Plan
Unless you’ve been offline since the days of dial-up and connecting to the internet courtesy of a CD from America Online, you know what it’s like to turn on the news and wonder if your passwords are now in some hacker’s grubby fingers.Continue Reading
Recruiting & Hiring
A Different Kind of Gardening: Grow Your Own Teachers
What do you do when your teacher workforce doesn’t reflect the diversity of your student body? It’s a question many education leaders have found themselves asking. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 50 percent of public school students identify as people of color, compared to only 20 percent of public school teachers.Continue Reading
Why Include Student Voice in Professional Development?
Let me tell you what I got for Christmas. It was a banner year for me, at least in terms of what lay inside that shiny package I ripped open. There, inside a long, thin, triangular box, was a brand new, heavy, matte black, metal, 0.5mm rOtring mechanical pencil. Alongside it came a gorgeous leather cover for my beloved Field Notes.Continue Reading
4 Ways to Improve Transition Planning in Special Education
Providing individualized special education services in school is crucial to fulfilling the mission of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). However, in-school services only get you partway to accomplishing IDEA’s goals for students with disabilities.Continue Reading
Human Capital Management
What Can MASH Teach Us about Position Control in Schools?
There’s a reason that shows like “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” and books like “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” quickly became so popular. While it may have been a while since you were running around on the playground with your classmates, don’t you remember how intensely strategic some of the games were?Continue Reading