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USHCA is Hiring

Current Opening: Human Capital Fellow USHCA seeks an entrepreneurial and analytical leader to support the organization and its participating districts in measuring, analyzing, and improving human resources’ functionality and human capital outcomes. Learn...

Read it Today! Dr. Elizabeth Aron’s article on the role of Human Resources in this months School Administrator Magazine

USHCA founder Dr. Elizabeth Aron’s article Front and Center: The Role of Human Resources was published in the April 2014 edition of AASA’s School Administrator Magazine. Dr. Aron’s talks about the importance of a strategic human resources office. HR can and should be a leader in how best practices in human capital management can make a tremendous contribution to the overall mission. An operation that’s strategic can elevate the the work of principals. One that’s not can stymie district efforts. To read the complete article visit AASA online  ...

USHCA to Provide Learning Sessions on Human Resources Reform and Human Capital Best Practices to Florida’s School Superintendents and Human Resource Leaders at FADSS Convening: February 25- 26

The Urban Schools Human Capital Academy (USHCA) is working with the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) to deliver two half-day learning sessions to Florida superintendents and teams of district Human Resource leaders. More than 70 participants will work in district teams to assess the functionality of their current human resources division and human capital strategies, based on a rubric of best practices and measures developed by USHCA.  Participants will explore areas of strength and improvement in HR/HC Departments and learn some “quick hits” that can be implemented with limited resources or cost to get some early results. Participants will also receive the most current research – what we have learned in the last five years – about human capital strategies and practices that most impact the quality of the workforce.  Elizabeth Arons, Chief Executive Officer, and Craig Chin, Human Capital Partner, will be presenting at the conference for...

USHCA Awarded Carnegie Grant to Support the 100Kin10 Initiative for Recruitment and Retention of STEM Teachers

The Urban Schools Human Capital Academy has been awarded a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the 100Kin10 Initiative for Recruitment and Retention of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers.  This exciting partnership will join human resources and human capital offices all over the country with best practices in helping urban school districts find and retain critical shortage field STEM teachers.  The grant will also support an additional two urban school districts joining the Academy’s network of HR and HC teams to support and sustain reform work in teacher and principal effectiveness for improved student achievement.  The Academy is proud to join as a Carnegie grantee and looks forward to contributing to the field of outstanding human resources and human capital strategic initiatives on behalf of urban...

USHCA Welcomes Three New Districts to the Academy

The Urban Schools Human Capital Academy is pleased to welcome three additional school  districts as new participants in this initiative, which is dedicated to developing staff with human resources/human capital responsibilities.  The new Academy members are: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC) Cleveland Metropolitan School District (OH) Seattle Public Schools Teams from the three districts will join the ten original Academy districts at the next three-day convening of the USHCA, which runs from Oct. 28-31, 2013.  Academy sessions focus on high-level interactions and activities with other Human Resources/Human Capital experts all of whom are dedicated to supporting every aspect of the urban reform movement.  In addition, the three new districts will also be assigned a Human Capital Partner–as are all USHCA districts–who will work with the team during and between Academies, making site visits to reinforce strategies and to measure progress. The entire USHCA team welcomes the teams from Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Cleveland, and Seattle!  We look forward to your participation in this vital...