Projected pay raise poll ongoing: TASB HR Services recently sent an e-mail inviting districts to participate in our annual survey of projected pay increases. All participants will receive the results at the survey's conclusion. Call 800-580-7782 if you have questions about this survey. 4/14/14
Register for symposium: TASB HR Services and the Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness are hosting a one-day symposium on human capital management systems on Monday, April 28, at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Austin, TX. The registration fee is $175. Space is limited, so register today! 2/25/14
Better teachers needed:
A new essay
by education researcher Eric Hanushek argues that we need to reward the best educators and get rid of the least effective educators. 4/8/2014
Houston ISD's Human Resources Department recently published Becoming Great All Over
noting the department's accomplishments. 4/8/2014
NBPTS may pull the plug:
A project to offer a rigorous certification process
for principals similar to National Board certification for teachers may be on the chopping block. 4/8/2014
Districts find veterans can fill some hard-to-staff positions
Texas is home to many veterans because of the number of military bases in the state. Some school HR administrators are finding that veterans can help ease staffing shortages, even substitute shortages.
What does proposed minimum wage increase mean for Texas districts?
Discussion of a potential minimum wage increase led us to consider how the jump would affect school districts. District leaders have more to consider than just raising the wages of those employees making the minimum.
Paying effective teachers to transfer can raise test scores
Offering the best teachers large incentives to move to low-performing schools may be an effective strategy for districts that can find teachers willing to make the move.
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