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School Spotlight: Eastside Christian Shares Why It’s “The Greatest School”

Private School News ● March 18, 2019

It takes the perfect storm of a great idea, flawless execution, and community engagement to bring a project to life that separates your school from the rest. For Eastside Christian School, it all started with the idea of raising awareness and ended with a remarkable, state-of-the-art video that illustrates their mission at work.

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How to Transform Your School Culture

Academic Leadership ● March 15, 2019

Culture is a cornerstone of how your school functions. Without a healthy school culture, teachers aren’t able to give their best to their students, students don’t feel supported in their learning experience, and parents aren’t satisfied with the education that your school offers. It’s a recipe for d...

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Three Attributes of an Exemplary Advisory Program

Academic Leadership ● March 14, 2019

An exemplary advisory program sets your school apart. This program provides school leaders with the valuable opportunity to work one-on-one with students, providing individualized support and guidance to help them achieve success. Your school’s advisory program will be unique, based on the needs ...

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Why You Should Create Family Personas

Advancement ● March 12, 2019

Families are extremely diverse—and all have different motivations for choosing your school. Your job is to create messages that appeal to mission-appropriate families to drive interest and enrollment at your institution. To start this process, we recommend the exercise of family personas.

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The Benefits of a Parent Ambassador Program

Advancement ● March 10, 2019

Word of mouth can be one of the biggest enrollment drivers at your school. Happy parents tell their friends about how much their child enjoys your school and soon, that family starts to consider your program as well. Your school can capitalize on this vital recruitment opportunity by establishing a parent ambassador program.

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What to Consider When Implementing a Video Surveillance System

Business and Operations ● March 8, 2019

As you look for more ways to protect your school, consider implementing a video surveillance system to help monitor your campus. As with all new facility systems, the Business Office should create a policy to help dictate acceptable use. Here are a few items we’d suggest you consider as you implement a video surveillance system and create an accompanying policy.

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Employment Practices: How Private-Independent Schools Can Mitigate Risk

Business and Operations ● March 7, 2019

You must take appropriate precautions to ensure your school’s employment practices don’t expose your school to undue risk. Employment practices are a broad category, encompassing interviewing, hiring, onboarding, professional development, and in some cases, termination. Your school must have the right plans and procedures in place to treat employees fairly and, if an employee feels treated unfairly, avoid unintended legal action.

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Four Ways to Help Your Leadership Team Succeed

School Head ● March 5, 2019

The success of your school rests on strong leadership. Each member of the Leadership Team should feel resolute in their ability to support the teachers and staff members that report to them, resolve issues, and carry out the mission with excellence.

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How to Flourish as a New School Head

School Head ● March 4, 2019

A new School Head brings excitement to a school’s campus. When you have the opportunity to take on a new Headship, you are presented with the chance to build rapport with your community, infuse new energy into the school’s initiatives, and offer fresh ideas and strategies for accomplishing the school’s goals. But there are a few things you should keep in mind to help manage a successful transition.

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