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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.

December 30, 2013

PISA 2012: Global Lessons on Prioritizing

Guest blogger, Naima Khandaker, explores the 2012 PISA results and dives into how high-performing systems are prioritizing their resources in order to be successful.

September 04, 2013

Compensation Trends Offer Lessons for School Districts

Several leading business consulting firms, including WorldatWork, Mercer, the Hay Group, and The Conference Board, are predicting an average increase of more than 3 percent in base pay for U.S. workers this year. According to the WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, U.S. workers will see an average ...

July 22, 2013

Engagement Critical To Retaining Top Performers

Retaining the best and brightest employees is critical to the success of any organization. A recent article from Compdata Consulting, "Engaging Your All-Stars: How Successful Companies Retain Their Top Performers," explains that a key to keeping top performers, or "All-Stars," is increasing employee...

July 20, 2013

Survey Provides Insight into National Salary Trends

According to a recent survey conducted by the large consulting firm Mercer, employers are planning to increase salaries by an average of 2.9 percent in 2014. The survey targeted 1,500 mid and large size companies from 14 industries which employ approximately 10 percent of the U.S. civilian workforce...

October 12, 2012

Performance-Based Compensation is Nothing New in Higher Ed

Performance-based compensation has been a hot topic in K-12 education as hundreds of districts across the country explore the strategy through Race to the Top, the Teacher Incentive Fund, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. However, some in the higher education community are also receiv...

September 27, 2012

USDOE Announces TIF Round 4 Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients of round four of the Teacher Incentive Fund. The TIF 4 competition has two components: the General TIF Competition and the TIF Competition with a Focus on STEM. The districts and states that secured awards include: General TIF Compet...

August 04, 2012

WANTED: 'Irreplaceables'

On July 30, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report called "The Irreplaceables," which looks at teachers who are "so successful they are nearly impossible to replace, but who too often vanish from schools as the result of neglect and inattention." The full report is available on TNTP's webs...

June 08, 2012

Human Capital, STEM, & Evaluation Focus of $285M TIF Competition

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a 277-page report outlining updated priorities, application information, eligibility requirements, and other details for a fourth round of Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, which are set to be awarded this fall. The TIF 4 competition provides two g...

April 04, 2012

Rights Are Not Rewards

In my previous post, I discussed monetary and non-monetary rewards. One important take away from that piece is that while many people think non-monetary reward programs are cheaper or, at times, free, this is not always the case. Also, the best reward programs must be matched to the population you a...

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