What if you could hear from leaders in school systems all around the country? People who are finding innovative ways to solve problems and make strategic decisions as they work to hire, develop, retain and support teachers and staff? From superintendents to principals, from human resources to curriculum and instruction to special education, we’re talking with people who have something to say in K-12 – and we’re sharing those conversations here.
Analytics in Collective Bargaining
How one school district uses analytics to come prepared to the collective bargaining table.
No Substitute for Customer Service (2021)
When a teacher is out, a substitute to take over for the day isn’t a given. Many districts have a difficult time keeping a pool of substitutes that’s adequate to cover all vacancies. Today, we speak with Spring Grove Area School District about how they tackled this problem. With a focus on customer service, here’s how they built a reputation among substitutes for being a great place to work.
How to Use Analytics in Schools
Schools are swimming in data — but there’s a difference between having data and using it to make better decisions. How can schools avoid being data-rich but information-poor?
Making School Happen
School HR helps make education possible — and it’s a lot easier with connected software systems and processes. Here’s how one district is making it happen.
Evaluating Teachers Virtually
How can schools support teacher growth in a virtual environment? How do you observe, evaluate, and provide feedback to teachers who are teaching over Zoom?
School Workforce Diversity
Why does inclusive hiring matter in schools? What are the roadblocks for schools looking to increase the diversity of their teaching populations? A conversation about workforce diversity in education.
student of teacher absence
This is really interesting stuff! A longstanding question in K-12 HR has been how to use data captured in employee absence reporting systems to motivate better employee attendance. By sharing key data with school principals, linking reduced teacher absence with cost savings and new educational resources, and introducing a game element, this district models powerful use of operational data.
Districts helping districts
Love how this podcast draws attention to every-day innovators in K-12. We can all learn from the success stories of other districts facing similar challenges. Episodes are short and interesting, great for the car!
Engaging Education Podcast
Fascinating to hear stories from school districts who are passing on their learnings to us.