Medill Reports on Human Capital Debate

Medill reporter Whitney Jackson wrote this article on the findings of the SMHC Case Studies, released November 18. Jackson reports on urban districts’ strategies to attract and retain top teacher talent, as well as the future of the human capital debate.

Philly school staffing

In an article in today’s Philadephia Inquirer, SMHC acts as a resource for the 20th most widely circulated paper in the country, in one of our country’s largest urban school districts. The article discusses a common problem in many districts–that of staffing schools. Allan Odden, SMHC co-director, provides information on the comprehensive hiring strategies that […]

Ed Week Article on SMHC, Second Edition

Education Week posted an expanded edition of the article about the launch of SMHC, with a few quotes from Michael Casserly of Council of Great City Schools.  Casserly welcomes the effort and states that not many urban districts are using human capital strategies as part of their reform plans. 

Education Week article on SMHC

Education Week posted today this story about SMHC.

Changing School Talent Management Practices to Push Improvement in Student Achievement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Organization to Link Student Performance Gains to Restructured Human Resource Practices June 11, 2008, Madison, WI:  Two veteran education reformers today announced the creation of Strategic Management in Human Capital (SMHC), the first-ever comprehensive campaign to significantly change the school staffing system as we know it to advance talent management practices […]