Private-independent schools don't have the same issues concerning high school dropouts. However, every school is affected in some respect. Robert Balfanz, co-operator of the Baltimore Talent Development High School, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University, and researcher, has determined four core reasons why students drop out of school before graduating.
When an athletic coach in Hernando County starting getting text messages from one of his teenage female students, he thought nothing of it. He often kept in contact with his students that way. However, many of her text messages were not related to the weightlifting team—they were in regard to personal issues.
As Development Director, your role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors who will then invest in your school's mission. In order to do that successfully, you need the physical environment that will support your activities. So, what should your Development Office look like?
Everybody loves a hard hat. Well, maybe not people who have to wear them every day. But for the rest of us, there is just something kind of cool about being on a construction site, wearing a hard hat. If you are in a capital campaign, and you have construction going on, you have the perfect opportunity to give your constituents a special experience and build enthusiasm for the outcome!