Frontline Education Releases Administration to Date
Malvern, Pa., Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frontline Education, a leading provider of administration software specifically designed for K-12 teachers, today announced a host of new and improved products in its vast portfolio of connected products. solutions for human capital management, student and special programs, business operations and analytics. Product advancements launching in Q1 and Q2 2022 were designed and engineered to support K-12 leaders as they navigate current market conditions, such as teacher recruitment and retention in the midst of labor shortages, maintaining the health and well-being of students and staff, and responding to market needs for comprehensive, integrated technology solutions that drive efficiency.
“We have an unwavering dedication to the scope and scale of the opportunities school districts face in meeting the ever-growing technology needs of K-12 education,” said Kevin Haugh, chief product officer of Frontline. . “With technical innovation and the know-how to meet the most important administrative needs, the product updates we made in the first half of this year bring greater value to K-12 leaders. Grade 12 by continuing to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and optimize performance so customers can focus on student outcomes.As school leaders prepare for the busy back-to-school season, our goal with these enhanced capabilities is to support districts in their desire to deliver operational excellence.
H1 2022 Product Highlights
Addressing labor shortages with cutting-edge technology
Frontline’s Human Capital Management (HCM) solution helps school districts attract, engage, develop and retain great people while strengthening the employee journey – a critical strategic need as K-12 education battles a shortage workforce attributed to retirements, resignations and fewer candidates entering the field. The Frontline Absence Mobile App, which allows administrators and employees to quickly and easily manage absences and work time while on the go, recently launched an enhanced feature and is now available for free for substitute teachers. Substitutes can now view, filter and accept vacancies via their mobile device as soon as absences are entered, increasing the speed at which absences are filled and the overall fill rate to maintain teaching time. Districts that leverage the mobile app see fill rates that are on average 13% higher than districts with lower mobile adoption. Incredibly popular in the App Store with a 4.5+ star rating, the Absence Mobile app has been leveraged to fill nearly three million open jobs in the 2021-2022 school year.
“In the current K-12 climate, it almost seems like no one is immune to the teacher shortage crisis, which makes filling absentee teacher positions with qualified replacements vitally important,” said Liza McGarity, assistant superintendent of the Fort Mill School District in South Carolina. “We have worked with Frontline Education for almost a decade and now substitutes can access the Absence Mobile app, it has been a game changer for our district. The app has become the most successful platform, filling over 7,000 jobs this year alone, helping us achieve an 85% fill rate.”
Selected as a finalist in the prestigious SIIA CODiE Awards program, Frontline’s HCM Suite also helps school leaders retain the quality staff they already have in place through professional growth solutions that allow districts to track and manage best practices in professional learning programs. The recent and award-winning launch Feature of my growth journey provides a comprehensive view of teachers’ professional growth, including professional development activities and assessment information to enable a holistic view of their personal journey. A new Learning designer capability enables organizations to create strong course content that supports proactive and lifelong professional learning and underscores the school’s commitment to providing clear learning opportunities and career paths for employees. Still under Frontline Professional Growth, a new Assessment Cycle Update Tool in the Employee Appraisal Management product will allow managers to upload appraisals in bulk, saving time and reducing human error.
Maintaining the health and well-being of students and staff
The mental and physical well-being of students and staff has become more important than ever, requiring better technology and better tracking. New features to Frontline School Health Management—which supports a district health office and provides access to the most robust electronic health records solution on the market – now offers the ability to streamline scheduling of individual and group counseling sessions. There are also new Workflow and data validation improvements school health management that makes workflows faster and easier for school leaders and end users, saving them administrative time and allowing them to focus on what matters most to them: supporting students . Additionally, Frontline continues to expand pandemic response and user-focused functionality related to COVID-19 health checks, test results, vaccine status and quarantine management, ensuring import and easy precision. All of these features put student needs first and help school leaders identify and respond to emerging trends and critical programs like Handle with Care while ensuring district compliance and school safety.
Increased adoption of educational technology devices
The pandemic has drawn attention to the need for technology that supports remote learning, as evidenced by a steady increase in the number of student-provided devices over the past 24 months. Frontline’s inventory management solutions provide administrators with insight into a district’s assets, their location, and the funds used to purchase them.
New enhancements to Frontline’s inventory and help desk management will help facility managers manage the device distribution process accurately and efficiently. New integration with Google provides administrators with the ability to automatically and easily enable or disable Chromebooks and also includes the ability to disassociate an inventory tag from an incorrect purchase order. Additionally, Frontline has made improvements to the overall mobile experience. With Mobile collection for asset managementusers can now perform site-to-site asset transfers and can add fees and payments during the collection process, all in the palm of their hand.
“Frontline Asset Management contains all of our inventory data and makes it easy to find student, staff and device details,” said Nicholas DePauw, chief information officer at Patterson Unified School District in California. . “In a minute, I can tell you exactly how many assets my district owns and their total value.”
Plan strategically to better serve the next generation of learners
Frontline Analytics empowers district leaders to harness the power of their data to make more informed decisions for the benefit of their students and communities. New automated features for Financial analysis dramatically reduce manual entry and increase the speed of updating new financial models for the new fiscal year. Improved functionality for managing roles within the Student Analytics Lab, a tool that helps schools bridge the digital divide and achieve equity, enables school leaders to manage user roles easily and efficiently in a scalable way.
As we approach the second half of the year, Frontline will continue to build momentum and focus on innovation that streamlines integration and improves usability and engagement with its leading software solutions. Learn more about Frontline Education and its portfolio here.
Frontline Education is a leading provider of education administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations, and human capital management with powerful analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to provide tools, data, and insights that drive increased efficiency and productivity, empowering school leaders to devote more time and resources to executing strategies that support learning. educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence.
Frontline’s extensive portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, reimbursement of Medicaid, school health management, inventory control and asset management, payroll, benefits and financial management, and analytics solutions that help district leaders use their data to make decisions more enlightened for the benefit of their students and their communities. More than 10,000 customers representing millions of educators, administrators and support staff have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.