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Guidelines to Follow This Holiday Season

Private School News ● November 27, 2018

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.

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The State of Civics Education in the U.S.

Private School News ● November 26, 2018

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.

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The Key Responsibilities of the Search Committee

Board of Trustees ● November 21, 2018

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.

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Three Leadership Missteps to Avoid

Academic Leadership ● November 15, 2018

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.

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How to Create a Flourishing Faculty Culture

Academic Leadership ● November 14, 2018

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.

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Considerations for Faculty and Staff Body Art Guidelines

Business and Operations ● November 6, 2018

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.

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Five Guidelines to Follow for Safer Field Trips

Business and Operations ● November 6, 2018

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.

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