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The holiday season is here in full force. It’s a time for gratitude, merriment, and celebration. But there are guidelines to keep in mind so that everyone finds it enjoyable.Read More
Teaching civics is an important aspect of U.S. education. Many schools have a mission to develop their students into productive members of their communities and society. Civics education can support that mission and help children better understand the world around them.Read More
Your Board has developed a strategic plan. Congratulations! However, without a corresponding strategic financial plan, your strategic plan is likely little more than a “wish list.”Read More
When your school begins the search for a new School Head, the Board should assemble a Search Committee to define and guide the search process, keep the search on task and on schedule, and move the search to closure.Read More
All leaders have their own individual styles, and there is no single way to lead well. Your leadership style must be a unique blend of your personality and abilities servicing your school culture, values, and mission. However, there are some mistakes that all private-independent school leaders should avoid.Read More
A healthy faculty culture is central to the success of a private school, regardless of its location, pedagogy, or leadership style. Teachers spend their days with your students, and a culture where teachers feel empowered and supported is inextricably tied to student and school performance.Read More
Your school should conduct exit interviews and attrition surveys throughout the school year. It’s vital to hear from families about their experiences at your school so you can understand what’s working and what you need to improve.Read More
In today’s society, families expect a certain level of service from every organization they work with. This demands a culture of customer service from your school.Read More
Many school leaders have questions about their school’s guidelines for faculty and staffs’ visible body art. On one hand, dress codes exist for a reason, and can add a sense of decorum that provides support for employees and students. On the other hand, strict dress codes can deter otherwise promising employees who could be great assets to your school.Read More
Field trips can open your students up to new experiences, and give them the chance to see fresh perspectives and explore how other people live their lives. But if your school is planning a field trip, it’s the job of the Business Office to create and implement safety guidelines.Read More