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How to close the STEM skills gap

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Find, keep, cultivate the best teachers

A guide to recruiting and nurturing successful teachers

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Inside the science of learning

A new book looks at how to study smarter, not harder

observe4Success

Administrators can use this web-based tool to observe and sustain effective instructional practice and classroom culture. Using an observation template on any laptop or tablet, data is collected during an evaluation and can be shared with teachers and other administrators via email. observe4success identifies trends by storing, sorting and analyzing data by teacher, grade level, department and school.

Attention2Attendance

Such intervention software is designed to help districts reduce truancy and excessive absences. It allows administrators to track and analyze absence patterns, and compare the data to historical trends. A2A can turn this data into actionable reports, highlighting the areas that help district administrators address attendance concerns and increase parent involvement.

Subfinder

This fully-automated employee absence management and substitute placement system has internet and telephone access. SubFinder can be integrated with human resource and payroll systems and promotes a paperless work environment. It includes access to employee and substitute profiles, records and reports.

Planboard

The Planboard app helps educators plan their lessons throughout the academic year by aligning with school and classroom schedules. Planboard can provide a synopsis of weekly and daily schedules. A variety of academic standards, like the Common Core, can also be integrated and tracked on Planboard.

International teachers fill district shortages

More districts are searching internationally to find candidates for difficult-to-fill math and science positions

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