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5 Strategies to simplify performance evaluations for all district staff

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: May 10, 2016

What do you do when you have 2700 teachers, 1800 educational support professionals, and 700 support professionals spread out over 76 school buildings and your state initiates a new state-wide performance evaluation requirement? Some may panic. That’s an understandable reaction. It’s a daunting task to coordinate that number of professionals into a cohesive and manageable […]

Beginning Teachers Thrive

By: Caroline Wynne Date: November 17, 2015

How Alachua County Public Schools created efficiencies to better support beginning teacher retention Background Consistently rated a high-performing district by the Florida Department of Education, Alachua County Public Schools is located in Gainesville and serves over 28,000 students across the county. The District’s vision for their students is that they will graduate to excel in […]

5 Ways to address the teacher shortage now

By: Caroline Wynne Date: September 04, 2015

Across the country, school districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science, special education, and bilingual education – a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers. Nationally, the number of people entering teacher preparation programs dropped by […]

12 Tips on Hiring Effective Principals

By: Caroline Wynne Date: July 22, 2015

Principal hiring methods and selection processes are outdated. Over the years limited focus has been placed on principal selection. As the role of the principal has evolved, it appears the methods for selection are still catching up. Many schools have been following the same procedures for decades. Today’s school principals are leaders who guide schools […]

Truenorthlogic supports goals for schools in Queen City

By: Caroline Wynne Date: April 16, 2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina provides academic instruction, rigor and support for more than 144,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students in 164 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. CMS sets high standards for all students, helping to create greater opportunities for future success. CMS is one of the largest employers in […]

Helping School Districts Become A Synchronized Boat

By: Caroline Wynne Date: April 03, 2015

Written by guest blogger, Jeanette Haren, Founder and CEO of Truenorthlogic In the sport of rowing, it’s not the speed of the strokes that wins competitions; it’s all about synchronicity. Crew teams win, not because they row faster, but because they are perfectly in sync with one another, in how they put their oars in […]