Bills to watch: TASPA has published a list of bills that have a potential effect on school human resources operations. 2/19/15
Teacher pay: A new report from the Center for American Progress focuses on how 10 districts have taken on the challenge of changing their pay systems. 2/18/15
Evaluation impasse: Texas and the Department of Education remain at odds over educator evaluation requirements. 2/18/15
Measles outbreak: Coverage of the disease has focused on its spread among students, but states often don't have rules or records of teacher vaccinations. 2/18/15
Abbott's priority items: Early childhood education made Gov. Greg Abbott's list of items he wants put on the legislative fast track. 2/18/15
Districts still struggle to meet oil and gas boom’s HR challenges
Texas school districts in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale are still dealing with the effects of the oil and gas boom. Bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance workers, food service workers, and teachers are scarce in West and South Texas.
New Extra-Duty Stipend Survey results available
If you want to know more about extra-duty pay, our 2014–15 Extra-Duty Stipend Survey has just concluded. With this survey, HR Services wraps up our salary surveys for the year.
Steps to reduce the high costs of principal turnover
The School Leaders Network has produced a report on the effects of principal attrition and makes some recommendations districts can use to boost retention.
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