Personnel, HR, unions

Here’s a new way for your teachers to get innovative projects funded

When a teacher in New Castle County, Delaware, had to get reading materials to her English learners during lockdown in 2020, she used a brand new funding tool to turn her car into a bookmobile.

Deep dive: Why PD is emerging as one of the top teacher retention tools

"Lack of support" is the challenge that many in the education world are now zeroing in on to prevent large-scale teacher attrition in the coming years.

‘Culture of fear’: Do LGBTQ+ students get enough support at school?

Teacher survey: LGBTQ+ students are the least likely population to have their needs met at school but teaching about the community's history is seen as less important than other topics.

‘Running on empty’: 5 fresh ideas for battling burnout from the Deep South

One of the most effective ways to rebuild classroom morale is to reduce the amount of high-stakes exams and other tests for which teachers must prepare students.

3 keys to creating learning cultures that support teacher retention

We should be less concerned about hiring teachers to fill vacancies and more concerned about retaining the teachers we do have.

Are superintendents still happy at work as the pressures keep piling up?

Nearly all of the leaders surveyed–across districts of all sizes, income levels and demographics–said schools are expected to do more than they did just 10 years ago.

Where educators are rallying for change and where they are winning

Here's a political pick-me-up for K-12 leaders who've grown weary of the wave of new state laws that have narrowed curricula in various parts of the country.

Top 5 changes teachers are urging leaders to make to solve shortages

Treating teachers more like other workforce professionals would go a long way to easing the staffing constraints now challenging district leaders, particularly in STEM subjects and special education.

5 ways to create a better sense of belonging for school leaders of color

It's not enough simply to add more leaders of color. School systems also must ensure that administrators of color do not feel like outsiders in our schools–otherwise, we will have only addressed the “diversity” part of DEI.

Job dissatisfaction is still surging in K-12. There’s more than COVID to blame

Job dissatisfaction among pre-K-12 teachers has risen by a staggering 34 percentage points since the start of the pandemic, jumping from 45% to 79% in a poll of more than 1,300 educators conducted in late June.

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