• Research, Theory, and Analysis

    For years now, this phrase has been the tagline for Ideas & Perspectives, our flagship publication. The phrase not only reflects the content of our advisory letter, but it resides at the core of Independent School Management’s raison d'être—supporting private-independent school leaders.

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Best Practices in Teacher Pay for Performance Models

Released December 2012. In this report, Hanover Research examines four aspects of performance-based compensation: pay for performance systems, evaluating teachers of non-tested subject areas, evaluator training and reliability of evaluation ratings, and student and teacher outcomes. Although the research is based on public school systems, elements may be applicable in a private school setting.

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Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program

Released October 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed these voluntary guidelines to assist states in establishing and implementing environmental health programs for K-12 schools in accordance with the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007. In carrying out this statutory mandate, EPA, along with its federal partners, developed these guidelines to help states establish the infrastructure needed to support schools in implementing school environmental health programs. The practices recommended within these guidelines can also be applied, with appropriate adaptation, to a wide range of school-related institutions, including child care and early learning centers.

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School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come

"The future of school libraries and school librarians hangs in the balance." Changing technology and tightening budgets threaten many libraries, which must adapt to survive. This compilation of essays, directed to school librarians, concerns the current status and the future of school libraries, focusing on 21st century schools and learners. Chapters include Learners, Who and When We Teach, Emerging and Multiple Literacies, Gaming, Reading, Physical Libraries, Virtual Libraries, Collection Development, Collaboration, and Professional Learning.

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Facilities Security Checklist

This short checklist is designed to help you enhance security on your school's campus facilities, both external and internal building areas. The list is meant only as a launching point to fully develop your risk management plans for your specific facilities.

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Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies

Released in March 2012. Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decision-making about the utility, efficiency, safety, and adequacy of school facilities. This guide is intended to provide a framework for collecting, evaluating, and maintaining education facilities data. Although the book is written to help staff and state and local education agencies, much of the advice is applicable in private schools.

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Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies

Released in March 2012. Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decision-making about the utility, efficiency, safety, and adequacy of school facilities. This guide is intended to provide a framework for collecting, evaluating, and maintaining education facilities data. Although the book is written to help staff and state and local education agencies, much of the advice is applicable in private schools.

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