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May 10, 2015

Periscope For Awesome Classroom Sharing

After more review, Periscope is the winner for instant on the spot PD and sharing of classrooms. If you haven't tried it out yet, what are you waiting for?

September 23, 2014

8 Promising Practices for Recruiting Diverse Educator Talent

Attracting teachers, leaders, and other staff with a variety of backgrounds can lead to better organizational decisions, stronger relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and most importantly, improve the learning environment for students.

September 19, 2014

Does your Human Capital System Foster a Growth Mindset?

Did you know that people who believe they can develop their basic abilities have higher motivation and achievement than those who believe those qualities are fixed?

July 21, 2014

Rocketship Pulls Back Throttle on Multistate Expansion

The San Jose, Calif.-based charter management organization is rethinking its rapid-growth strategy, tabling plans to open schools in Texas as well as talks to open shop in Indianapolis and New Orleans.

December 19, 2013

And Then You Get Big Enough for a Holiday Party

A year ago, there were two of us at Edthena. Last night, there were four of us here in San Francisco at our first holiday-party-type get together.

September 10, 2013

MOOCs Offer Promise for K-12 Talent Managers

The New York Times called 2012 the "Year of the MOOC," or Massive Online Open Courses for those of us just learning the lingo. The Society of Human Resource Management recently featured a large article in their August issue on the future of MOOCs. And, the headline of an article in TIME Magazine las...

August 20, 2013

Common Core Implementation Part of Principals' Evolving Role

This following guest post was written by Dr. Jared Bigham, the Director of College & Career Readiness with Tennessee SCORE, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education. He is a former elementary and high school principal in Tennessee. For more information on his work, you can follow him on Twitte...

April 04, 2013

Degrees, Compensation, and Teacher Effectiveness

While researching compensation data last week, I stumbled upon some interesting information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the relationship between degrees, earnings, and employment. It is no surprise to see in the chart below that educational attainment is a strong predictor of employmen...

February 08, 2013

Value-Added For Talent Managers: What is it?

Denette Kolbe, Assistant Director of Schools in the Putnam County School System in Cookeville, Tennessee contributed to this post. Denette has been an educator for 19 years as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and Data & Accountability Supervisor at the district level. Denette is ...

January 15, 2013

Number of Charter Schools Tops 6,000

More than 6,000 charter schools serve 2.3 million students across the U.S., according to new data released by the national charter schools organization.


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