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Recruitment & Retention How Teacher and Other School Staff Recruitment Is Changing
For one thing, virtual hiring processes are here to stay.
Elizabeth Heubeck, September 15, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Contractors Are Filling Staffing Gaps in Schools. Know the Benefits and the Drawbacks
Schools turn to private companies for help filling positions with no local job candidates. It can be costly, but some say it's a big help.
Mark Lieberman, June 29, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention The Stay Interview: How It Can Help Schools Hold Onto Valued Staff
Don't wait for people to resign before finding out what could have kept them from leaving.
Elizabeth Heubeck, June 22, 2022
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School & District Management To Support Stressed Staff Members, Districts Are Turning to an Overlooked Resource
Many school workers are not using or are not aware of free services through their districts' employee assistance programs.
Denisa R. Superville, April 12, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention How School Districts Can Get Better at Virtual Recruiting
Two experts share strategies that work for them.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 7, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Districts Are Screening for Racial Biases During Teacher Job Interviews. Here's How
Increasingly, school systems ask applicants questions about cultural competency, race, and equity during the interview process.
Madeline Will, December 7, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention What Teachers Who Might Quit Are Really Thinking
What factors are driving teachers to the verge of quitting? And what can district and school leaders do about it?
Elizabeth Heubeck, October 28, 2021
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Orchard Knob Middle School Assistant Principal Michael Calloway squirts sanitizer onto students hands as they arrive for the first day of school at Orchard Knob Middle School, in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.
Orchard Knob Middle School Assistant Principal Michael Calloway squirts sanitizer on students' hands as they arrive for the first day of classes at the Chattanooga, Tenn., school.
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Budget & Finance Schools Had Plans for Federal Relief Aid. The Delta Variant Upended Them
Districts planned to spend federal funds on HVAC upgrades and new technology—but some are now redirecting money to face the Delta variant.
Mark Lieberman, August 30, 2021
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A worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H., Monday, April 27, 2020. New Hampshire public school children continue to be taught with remote learning, while buildings are closed to students through the end of the academic year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In school districts across the country, buses sat idle through much of the past year. Some districts turned to bus drivers or other support staff to fill IT jobs.
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Recruitment & Retention Understaffed School District IT Departments Are a Big Problem. Here's One Way to Solve It
An Oregon district needed bilingual support staff to help Spanish-speaking families manage virtual learning. It didn't need to look far.
Alyson Klein, June 3, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention How School Districts Are Keeping Diverse Teacher Recruitment at the Top of Their Agenda
Some districts are forging ahead with efforts to hire and retain more teachers of color. Here's how they're doing it in the pandemic.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 17, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention Why School Districts Need to Build Their Brands
Promoting your district’s image as a great place to work can give recruiters a big advantage in attracting teacher talent. Experts explain why and how you should do it.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 27, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention Video Revamping How a School System Hires, Places, and Supports Teachers and Educators
Gonzalo La Cava, chief of human resources in Palm Beach County, Fla., knows that schools must be strategic about finding the right teachers.
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