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June 10, 2014

New Report Highlights Shifting Focus of Educator Preparation, Compensation

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 Wants to Update Overtime Pay Rules

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

FSA "Use-It-Or-Lose-It" Rules Modified

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

$278 Billion Up In Smoke

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

AMA Classification on Obesity Could Impact Talent Managers

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

NCTQ Report Offers Glimpse into Teacher Effectiveness Policies

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...

June 28, 2012

Harassment is Not a LOL Matter

This article originally appeared in the May/June/July 2012 American Association of School Personnel Administrators Best Practices Magazine, "Legal Issues Within HR: Keeping Yourself Up To Date". Reprinted with permission. In today's high-tech world, it is easier than ever for people to stay connect...

April 15, 2012

Using Value-Added for Improvement, Not Shame

Jim Mahoney, Executive Director of Battelle for Kids, a not-for-profit organization in Columbus, Ohio that works with states and school districts across the country to improve educator effectiveness and accelerate student growth contributed to this post. There is a cartoon that often circulates in...

March 19, 2012

Are We Headed for A Teacher Shortage and Can We Fix It?

When I was growing up, my parents did everything they could to ensure I had a good education. They chose the places we lived in Ohio and Kentucky with the main goal of getting my siblings and I into great schools. My mom and dad also placed a strong focus on literature, math, science, technology, at...

January 06, 2012

Teacher Evaluations & MET Project Findings

Today, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released, "Gathering Feedback for Teaching: Combining High-Quality Observations with Student Survey and Achievement Gains," which summarizes the most recent findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. MET, funded by Gates Foundation, is ...

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