From the CEO
I asked a superintendent that participated in a dinner I hosted about what the talent looked like among college graduates entering the teaching profession. He asked me to guess how many students from the state’s leading university graduated in December with an education degree.
The answer…3. Not 3 percent. Literally 3 students.
That’s very scary. This should be a huge wake up call. Fewer students entering the profession. Those that enter do so not as a career but as a first job stepping stone. Teachers leaving at record rates.
What is the teaching profession going to look like in 5 years? 10 years?
There is no shortage of technologies that enable schools to empower teachers to be more effective in the classroom.
What we really need is more technologies that empower schools to be more effective about retaining and attracting teachers. Without that, there will no teachers, or at least qualified ones, to implement even the most effective of classroom learning resources.
Expanding into Arkansas, Kansas, Wisconsin and Growing FloridaWe are excited by the amount of interest in ClassWallet coming from different corners of the country. Recently, we welcomed Little Rock School District - Arkansas’ largest school district, Bonner Springs / Edwardsville Unified School District 204, Kansas and Union Grove UHS School District, Wisconsin as our newest customers. In Florida, ClassWallet’s popularity continues. Broward County Public Schools - the 6th largest district in US, and 2nd largest in Florida and Alachua County Public Schools both joined this year as well.
ClassWallet CEO Addresses Teacher Retention to School District LeadersWith the support of Florida Association of School Administrators, ClassWallet CEO Jamie Rosenberg has presented to finance officers, superintendents and HR personnel about the importance of finding cost effective ways to make teachers feel more supported. With constraints outside their control on salary options, leaders have to get creative in creating a culture where teachers feel trusted and respected. Click here to see the results of a focus group (https://www.classwallet.com/2018/06/29/teacherrecruitmentretentionabsenteeism_focusgroup) on this topic.
ClassWallet CEO Invited to Address SXSW EDU on Teacher TrustClassWallet CEO Jamie Rosenberg will be addressing SXSW EDU on March 5. The topic is the importance teachers place on trust. Joining Jamie will be esteemed educators Max McGee (former Illinois State and Palo Alto USD Superintendent, President, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates) and Esther Worjcicki (world renowned teacher, lecturer, author). Click here for more information (https://schedule.sxswedu.com/2019/events/PP84398) on the SXSW Edu event.
Upcoming EventsSay Hi In Person! Find Us SXSW EDU, - Jamie Rosenberg, - Featured Guest Speaker “Trust is a Must” - the importance of valuing teacher agency Austin, TX March 3 - 7, 2019 ASU-GSV X Summit, Jamie Rosenberg - Featured Guest Speaker San Diego, CA April 8 - 10, 2019 Kansas ASBO, Jamie Rosenberg - Featured Guest Speaker Mulvane, KS April 24 - 26, 2019
ClassWallet addresses the pain of managing checks, reimbursements, paper receipts, and the paperwork associated with tracking expenditures for school systems. The platform makes the accounting and audit trail very easy and helps reduce administrative costs.