Personnel, HR, unions

Why your fellow superintendents are facing more no-confidence votes

A no-confidence vote may have no official bearing on an administrator's job, of course. But leaders across the country are seeing heightened hostility from teachers unions and parents.

A surprise firing and 2 suspensions mark ongoing shuffle of K12 leadership

The superintendent of a large Florida district has been fired with little to no warning as a nationwide leadership shuffle shows no sign of letting up even as the school year winds down.

These district leaders intend to add 75 teachers as layoffs hit elsewhere

As layoffs in other districts climb into the hundreds, leaders in Worcester Public Schools are planning to add 75 teachers and hundreds of other positions. 

Teacher morale has not totally tanked. Here are 5 ways to boost it.

Educators' spirits have landed in a fragile place after the pandemic-era rollercoaster of praise, pressure and political attacks. A new report offers guidance on making positive changes.

3 big districts make big hires to fill superintendents’ posts

As U.S. public schools continue to experience an extraordinary level of turnover at the top, new superintendents—including two first-timers—are set to take the reins ahead of the 2023-24 school year.

What’s driving K12 staff layoffs? It’s much more than expiring ESSER funds

Declining enrollment, failed levies and other financial pressures are forcing superintendents and their teams to make tough and unpopular spending decisions, including cutting school employees.

Sexist comments sink one superintendent during a week of high-profile hires

Jerry Gibson is stepping down at Galveston ISD after calling women 'the worker bees'; meanwhile, several big districts have chosen their next superintendents.

Oakland Unified and striking teachers reach tentative agreement just days before graduation

The resolution came in the wee hours of Monday morning seven days before the district's first graduation ceremony, putting an end to a weeks-long strike that began on May 4th.

Many teachers no longer feel safe. Here’s what they want from their district leaders

A survey of Denver's teachers found that smaller class sizes and expanded mental health services were preferred solutions over SROs and metal detectors. But teachers elsewhere want more police in their schools.

Morale champs: Did your state make one of these teacher top 10 lists?

States were ranked on compensation, work benefits and environment, and student performance by Scholaroo, a college scholarship search website that regularly assesses the K12 landscape with surveys and a lot of number crunching.

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