Educational barriers and challenges often vary by region, yet at districts where odds seem disproportionately stacked against student success — such as Jefferson County Schools (JCS) in rural West Virginia — school leaders know that delivering excellence in education requires vision, strategy and, sometimes, complete process overhaul.
Russell County School District in Alabama knows that talent management solutions play an important role in attracting, managing and developing teachers and staff … but proper implementation, training and support are key to maximizing the solutions’ effectiveness.
As a Title I district serving a large number of children from low-income families in the under-funded state of Arizona, leaders at Phoenix Elementary District #1 (Phoenix #1) face many challenges when it comes to placing a quality teacher in every classroom … but they refuse to let those challenges affect their students.
Hiring teachers quickly is a top priority at rapidly growing Comal Independent School District (ISD) in Texas. But principals know they can’t sacrifice quality just to fill classrooms, so they rely on data to inform their teacher hiring decisions.
It’s no secret that interviews aren’t always the most effective way to evaluate candidates. “Anybody can say anything in an interview,” said Sherry Christian, coordinator of human resources at Niagara Catholic District School Board in Ontario.