Archive for April, 2015

How To Handle Teacher Romances

James Stovall

Romances between employees is a sensitive subject for all professional organizations. However, in a school system, teacher relationships are particularly important to keep an eye on. These types of romantic relationships could end up negatively impacting coworkers and the young…

5 Hiring Mistakes Employers Make

James Stovall

While hiring a new team member is an achievement for any school, there's a lot of time and money that goes into finding the right candidate. Whether you're recruiting a new teacher or an administrative staff member, who you hire…

Keep educators engaged by avoiding teacher burnout

James Stovall

Every so often, education becomes a hot button issue in politics or general culture. Pundits throw around simple fixes for problems that require solutions as varied and complex as they are. Standardized testing and alternative teaching methods have evolved as…

The state of progressive education in U.S. charter schools

James Stovall

Charter schools operate differently than public institutions in the sense that teachers can practice more progressive forms of education.

How do school gardens improve teachers’ wellness?

James Stovall

Teachers at every level of education must deal with significant stressors throughout the year.

What are the best retirement plans for teachers?

James Stovall

When it comes to managing financial benefits, many employers are quick to provide some type of savings account to workers. Employment contracts stipulate the specific parameters for securing retirement funds, either through defined benefit plans – traditional pensions – or…

How the State of the Union address might affect paid leave policies

James Stovall

Some of the most contested charter school benefits at facilities around the nation are time-off and paid absences. From bereavement to maternity leave, teachers have a variety of ways to take temporary vacations from work. However, there has always been debate over…

How Much Will The Affordable Care Act Affect Group Insurance for Charter Schools?

James Stovall

Charter school benefits can cover a range of options for teachers, including retirement plans, paid leave, vacation days and much more. It's not uncommon for facilities to offer health insurance plans either, especially with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…

How should managers handle FMLA-covered leave?

James Stovall

Under charter school benefits, teachers and other staff members can be awarded specific freedoms that are covered by the institution. It's up to human resources managers to determine the validity of some of these rights, including those under the Family…

Are private exchanges the answer to purchasing teacher health insurance?

James Stovall

When it comes to school employee benefits, human resources administrators have many tough decisions to make about what to offer teachers. From retirement plans to paid vacation, there are several different avenues to pursue when covering a workers' additional benefits…