MALVERN, Pa., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frontline Research and Learning Institute today announced the formation of its Advisory Council, a highly talented team of K-12 education experts and advocates – thought leaders, researchers and practitioners – from around the country. Together these individuals will guide the important work of the organization with insight and experience collected from their diverse backgrounds and rich knowledge-base and skills set.
The Frontline Research and Learning Institute was created by Frontline Technologies to provide data-driven research, resources and observations to support and advance the education community. The Institute's research is driven by the data collected from Frontline's many education administrative solutions used by more than 7,500 school districts nationwide and some seven million individuals.
"We're delighted to have this amazing and accomplished team of people who have dedicated their life's work to advancing K-12 education contribute to the Frontline Research and Learning Institute," said Elizabeth Combs, Managing Director of the Institute. "Their collective insight and expertise will be incredibly valuable as we continue to share what we know with the education community in an effort to lay the groundwork for improvement across key issues."
Elizabeth will lead the Advisory Council members who are listed in alphabetical order here:
- Skye Duckett | Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlanta Public Schools
- Alan J. Ingram, Ed.D | Education Consultant
- Joellen Killion | Senior Advisor, Learning Forward
- Raegen Miller, Ed.D. | Research Fellow, Center on the Future of American Education, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
- Dr. Nikki Mouton | Executive Director, Gwinnett County Public Schools Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- Alisia Moutry, Ph.D. | Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Executive Director, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center
- Susan O'Hara, Ph.D. | Executive Director of Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd), University of California Davis
- Dr. Steven Ross | Professor, Educational Research, Johns Hopkins University
- Dr. James Stronge | Founder, Stronge & Associates
Dr. Ross and The Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University collaborate closely on the Institute reports to assist in formulating research focus and questions as well as writing research reports on particular topics. "What intrigued me about this effort was the sheer size of the data sets available through the Frontline Research and Learning Institute," said Dr. Ross.
The opportunity to leverage technology to make improvements to K-12 education is what drew Skye Duckett to the Advisory Council. "I am passionate about continuously improving HR processes through technology and innovation," she says.
For full bios for these Council members, please visit www.frontlineinstitute.com.
The Institute recently shared its first major report that details findings on professionally-related absences and will similarly release monthly and quarterly reports on this subject going forward.
About The Frontline Research and Learning Institute:
Frontline Technologies, a leading K-12 education software provider that works with more than 8,500 school districts across the country, launched the Institute earlier this year. Leveraging the extensive industry knowledge and data Frontline has collected since its inception in 1998, the Institute provides benchmarks to inform strategic conversation, expanding the research and impact of educators with critical insights into K-12 process and practices. Access to education data of this size and detail enables K-12 personnel to reflect on their own daily practice while measuring their progress against thousands of organizations across the country.
The Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University collaborates closely on the Institute reports to assist in formulating research focus and questions as well as writing research reports on particular topics.
About Frontline Technologies:
Frontline Technologies provides cloud-based K-12 software that empowers more than 8,500 school districts and millions of educators to positively impact student learning. From recruiting, hiring and absence management, to professional learning and evaluation, Frontline partners with the education community to support the entire educator lifecycle. Built on a foundation of best practices, Frontline gives organizations the tools to focus on data-driven decisions, collaboration, meaningful growth and application to classroom practice. Frontline Technologies corporate headquarters are located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in San Francisco, Rockville Center, NY and Chicago. www.FrontlineK12.com
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