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.
The 20 Mile Radius: Why Distance Matters to K-12 Hiring and Retention
What can school districts do to address the teacher shortage beyond simply posting jobs in more locations? Superintendent Dr. Jon Isaacson shares some insightful strategies.
Is There a Teacher Shortage in the Northeast?
Laura Neier, HR Director at Briarcliff Manor Union Free High School District, shares her perspective on the teacher shortage, recruiting and retention strategies, and what the future of K-12 hiring will look like.
Eight KPIs Every School Business Official Should Track
A look at several critical key performance indicators (KPIs) that every school business official or CFO should keep a close eye on, with Derick Sibley, MBA, RTSBA, SFO, the Director of Finance & Accounting at Pleasant Grove ISD in Texarkana, TX.
Deep in Data, Short on Time: Let Analytics Do Your Legwork
There’s a difference between collecting data and actually using it to make better decisions. Here are some ways to get started.
School Business Officials and the Power of Analytics
School business officials have a crucial role to play for school districts. Not only are they in charge of balancing the budget for the school year, but they’re also tasked with anticipating future financial plans, sometimes half a decade down the line. Compound that with some responsibilities you might not think come with the job and you have a position that’s integral to a modern district’s functioning.
Analytics in Collective Bargaining
How one school district uses analytics to come prepared to the collective bargaining table.
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.