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Vaping and Drug Use Prevention: How to Reach a Teenage Audience

School Health and Wellness // May 21, 2023

Substance abuse in the adolescent populations has soared over the last several years. Media reports of this upward trajectory suggest a hopeless battle. But targeted prevention efforts are showing significant success, and it all starts at school. Get the Facts Marijuana is now legal across muc...

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Homestay Programs: Tips for Retaining and Recruiting Families

Enrollment Management // May 21, 2023

For many schools, the viability of their international student programs depends on the support of host families. Finding and keeping reliable host parents is a common challenge. Juggling the recruitment and retention of homestay families, and mitigating your program’s risk can quickly become over...

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Protecting Your School: Why Directors and Officers Insurance Is Essential

Business and Operations // April 30, 2023

School administrators are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, managing the faculty and staff, and ensuring their students receive the best possible education. However, with these responsibilities comes the risk of potential liabilities and lawsuits that can have long-lasting negative i...

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Asking Constituents What Matters: Take the Guesswork Out of Surveys

School Leadership // April 30, 2023

Understanding constituents’ needs, opinions, and concerns is critical for a school to effectively serve its students, parents, Board, alumni, and other community members. Surveys are one of the best and most effective ways to gather this information. Surveys can help schools: gain valuable ...

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Coping Skills Are Life Skills. Is Your School Fostering Them?

School Health and Wellness // April 30, 2023

There are countless ways to handle a stressful situation. One person might go for a run while another turns to their yoga mat or a coveted chocolate stash. For adolescents—especially in our post-pandemic world—having access to healthy coping skills is critical. And while sometimes school itself i...

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Don’t Forget Your Crisis Communication Strategy: Here’s Why

Marketing Communications // April 30, 2023

A successful marketing communications office plays a critical role in the trajectory of the school—ranging from increased enrollment and giving, to building a positive reputation in the local community. When a new Marketing Communications Director joins the school staff, they should be profession...

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Help for Teens Is Achievable When Data Leads the Way

School Health and Wellness // April 16, 2023

Depression and anxiety among young people were on the rise when the pandemic hit. Already experiencing mental health challenges, adolescents faced the realities of a global medical crisis—isolation, fear, illness, and sometimes death. More than 140,000 children in the U.S. lost a primary or secondar...

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Schools and Cyber-Security: ChatGPT and New CISA Recommendations

Business and Operations // April 16, 2023

With every technological advancement comes a set of risks. According to Allianz’s Risk Barometer 2023, cyber-incidents rank as the most serious risk globally for the second year in a row. For K–12 schools, cyber-attacks are happening more frequently than ever, with rates continuing to increase. A...

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