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The Best Strategy to Develop Your Board’s Financial Aid Policy

Board of Trustees ● April 26, 2019

Your Board is responsible for developing a comprehensive policy on financial aid, based on your school's particular mission and budget guidelines (careful calculations of per-pupil cost, retained earnings, and incremental costs.) But what frames an effective financial aid policy?

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Is Your Schedule Student-Centered?

Academic Leadership ● April 19, 2019

The right schedule helps you deliver your mission with excellence. It should be supremely student-centered—that means, it best supports student learning, not what adults in the school may want.

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Are Open Houses Effective for Private School Admission?

Advancement ● April 15, 2019

The world is changing, and private school admission is changing right along with it. Parents and students want different things when it comes to their commitment to education, and it’s up to Admission Directors to illustrate the value their schools provide.

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Have You Considered Merit Pay for Your Faculty?

School Head ● April 2, 2019

How your school compensates its teachers can be one of the trickiest issues to face as a Head. You want every teacher to feel that he or she is paid fairly for work performed, while abiding by your strategic financial plan and protecting the school’s long-term viability. Some members of the private school community have questioned whether merit pay makes sense as a faculty compensation structure for their school.

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