Today, Gallup and PDK released results from their 46th Annual Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. I encourage you to read the report and think about how these findings match your own beliefs when it comes to public education.
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August 20, 2014
August 15, 2014
What do employers think about cussing in the workplace? How can a foul-mouth influence students? Review considerations talent managers should be thinking through to mitigate poor language in their organizations.
August 07, 2014
What does teacher attendance data look like nationally and what does it mean for student learning? What does research say about practices that make a difference in teacher attendance?
August 01, 2014
As districts prepare for the beginning of another school year, leaders should be aware of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that could influence staff and student cell phones policies and practices.
June 10, 2014
As more states and education colleges rethink their approach to teacher preparation, K-12 talent managers should help teachers, leaders, and other staff understand changes and how new policies might impact them personally.
March 23, 2014
President Obama recently issued a memorandum instructing the Secretary of Labor to update regulations regarding who qualifies for overtime protection. The decision could affect organization's employees, budgets, HR policies, etc.
January 14, 2014
Many organizations offer Flexible Spending Accounts, commonly known as FSA's, in addition to employee health insurance as a way to attract and retain staff. Recent changes to FSA rules impact spending, healthcare, patient wellbeing, taxes, and the management of benefits. Are you up-to-date?
November 20, 2013
Between rising health insurance costs, lost productivity, and overall employee health and well-being, more and more talent managers have been tasked with working to alleviate the financial and physical impact of smoking on their organizations.
June 27, 2013
On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) classified obesity as a disease that could receive medical treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 18 percent of children age two through nineteen and 35.7 percent of adults are "obese." As obesity rates have r...
October 17, 2012
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NTCQ) recently released "State of the States 2012: Teacher Effectiveness Policies," which offers a glimpse into changes in K-12 teacher evaluation policy across the country this year. The brief builds off a similar report NTCQ completed in October 2011, "Tren...