No update to federal poster planned: A new rule that prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination of federal contractors won't result in an update our federal worksite poster because school districts aren't federal contractors. 3/26/15
Experience matters: New studies indicate that the average teacher's ability to boost student achievement increases for at least the first decade of his or her career. 3/26/15
Misclassification crack-down urged: Texas worker's rights groups are urging lawmakers to crack down on employers that intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors. 3/26/15
Sub shortages common: If your district is having trouble finding subs, you're not alone. A robust economy with higher employment has made subs harder to find nationwide. 3/26/15
Bills to watch in the Texas Legislature: TASPA regularly updates its list of bills that have a potential effect on school human resources operations. 3/12/15
Frisco ISD fast-tracks teacher hiring with electronic onboarding
Hiring and recordkeeping are now officially less of a hassle in Frisco ISD HR, where two electronic systems have helped the district save time and money and build relationships with new hires.
Some high school counselors find a new partner to deal with HB 5
Advise TX, a chapter of the College Advising Corps, provides “near peers” to help potential first-generation college students plan their post-secondary courses.
Texas teachers slightly more engaged than national average
The latest Gallup poll on teacher engagement shows that the majority of teachers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their jobs.
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