December 2012 Archives

In early October, I received an email from The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington called "Principal Concerns: Iowa May Face Statewide Demand." The report uses data for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years from the U.S. Department of Education's Common Core of Data and the Iowa Department of Education to identify principals who are currently eligible or soon-to-be eligible for retirement. CRPE found: 1. Roughly 47 percent of the principals in Iowa are currently retirement eligible or will be within the next five years. 2. The principals identified as eligible or close to ...


Andrew Ansoorian contributed to this blog. Andrew is a 15 year human capital practitioner and is currently the Director of Human Resources for Shenandoah County Public Schools in Virginia. Andrew believes the "true test of one's character isn't how one handles adversity, but how one handles power." (Quote, Mike Petrilli, Stanford) After posting the blog "Emotional Intelligence: The Flip Side of Smart" on November 21, a few people tweeted me that intelligence shouldn't be measured in one way; however, IQ is still important. I agree. When it comes to measures, the right multiple measures will always provide a clearer image. ...


Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy and author of the 'Top Performers' blog on Education Week, recently wrote a post in response to a 60 Minutes segment called, "Three million jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?" It reminded me of a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Achieve that provides specific information on the future of the U.S. workforce. SHRM and Achieve surveyed more than 4,600 HR professionals this past spring from nine industries, including government; construction, mining, oil, and gas; healthcare; high tech; nonprofessional services; ...


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