Category Archive for "Charter School Trends"

Starting a School: Lessons from a Charter School Veteran

About our contributing author, Steve Zimmerman     Co-Director of the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools (“C3S”). Steve has founded two charter schools in Queens—Our World Neighborhood Charter School, where he served as board chairman for five years and, most…

This Is Not Your Mother’s Benefit Plan (And That’s Okay)

Across all age groups, employee benefits are becoming a more important factor determining where people choose to work. In 2012, for example, only 28% of respondents in Metlife’s annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study said that benefits were an important…

Thinking Outside The Benefits Box

Oh to be a high tech firm in Silicon Valley — where over-the-top perks are as common as cash! While very few schools have the kinds of budgets that can offer foosball tables or free on-site pet sitting for Mrs….

YOU DON’T NEED ANOTHER HAT. YOU NEED A LITTLE HELP.

Whether you are an executive director, director of operations, or a Principal of a school, effective school leadership requires us to face the reality that when resources are stretched, it’s the kids  — and their educations — that suffer. But…

3 SURPRISINGLY EASY WAYS TO REDUCE TEACHER TURNOVER

Let’s start with a little good news, bad news. According to a study conducted by Richard Ingersoll, Ph.D., professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, 200,000 new hires join the teaching force every year – and that…

4 questions to ask at your next performance review

As a teacher, you probably get a chance to receive some feedback from your school leader or manager every once in a while. Although you may be hoping to hear all good things and leave the meeting with a smile,…

How to increase productivity at work

Balancing all of your responsibilities as a teacher can be a challenging task. You may have papers to grade, class lessons to plan and staff meetings to attend, all within the same day. You could also have things going on…

Why should your school use an applicant tracking system?

The process involved in searching for new teachers may leave you with a mess of resumes, offer letters and job posting administration. This can get extremely overwhelming and reduce the efficiency at which you find the perfect candidates for the job….

5 Hiring Mistakes Employers Make

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…

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

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