Personnel, HR, unions

Leadership shifts: School board-superintendent clashes lead to more change

Moreno Valley Unified School District dismisses leader in wake of $27 million settlement with the family of a boy who died in a middle school fight.

These are the top 10 topics school boards are discussing right now

This may come as news to some superintendents and district leaders: Book bans and pride flags are not the main topics of discussion at every school board meeting in the country. Still, school boards are grappling with some complicated topics.

Leadership shifts: 4 superintendents split with districts as others head for retirement

Superintendents for Hamilton Southeastern Schools and St. Louis Park Public Schools resigned suddenly as an Arizona school board voted its leader out after getting sued by the state.

Recruiting tools: Why these states are the best places for teachers to work

Can social media—a source of much consternation in K12 these days—play a crucial role in whether the states your districts call home remain among the best (or worst) for educators? Superintendents and their teams should consider leveraging Instagram, X and other platforms to connect teaching recruits with more experienced educators who can share reasons to come work in the district, advises Ramon Goings, an associate professor in the Language Literacy & Culture Doctoral Program at the University of Maryland.

Teachers want a $17,000 raise to keep pace with working professionals

Two-thirds of teachers feel their base salary is inadequate, compared to 39% of U.S. working adults who say the same. A $17,000 raise would cover the pay gap between teachers and similarly college-educated professionals, RAND found.

3 superintendents depart, a history-making hire and more relocations

In a historic hire, LaShakia Moore was named the first Black superintendent of Florida's Flagler County School District after two months of serving as the interim.

State-by-state teacher shortage maps show current and future challenges

Is teacher turnover going to keep increasing over the next few years? Will there be enough college students graduating with education degrees to make up the difference?

Student-teacher ratios: How the gaps are growing in all 50 states

There are few superintendents who aren't losing sleep over staffing their classrooms with enough teachers, and now there's a clearer picture of how the shortages are adding even more pressure to the teachers who are still working.

School board turmoil: 4 more superintendents make quick departures

Orange County Schools has suddenly parted ways with Monique Felder, who had been the North Carolina district's superintendent since late 2019. Elsewhere, hiring slowed down after months of heavy activity at the top of K12.

Check the map: How healthy is the teacher workforce in all 50 states?

For school leaders who are visual learners, this newly released and highly detailed interactive map reveals key trends about the strength of the teacher workforce and the severity of ongoing shortages. 

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