• 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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4x4 Block and Intensive Scheduling

Released July 2010. This report is comprised of two sections. The first section is a brief review of research on 4x4 block scheduling. The second section provides example cases of more intensive scheduling, where students study one or two subjects at a time for several weeks. This report was prepared for ISM by Hanover Research.

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Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities

Released 2009. This report from the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities provides some basic advice concerning fund raising for new or renovated facilities at private schools. Major topics include "Setting up a Comprehensive Development Program," "Planning a Capital Campaign," and "Conducting a Capital Campaign."

Fundraising Basics Private Facilities

Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities

Released 2009. This report from the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities provides some basic advice concerning fund raising for new or renovated facilities at private schools. Major topics include "Setting up a Comprehensive Development Program," "Planning a Capital Campaign," and "Conducting a Capital Campaign."

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State Regulation of Private Schools

Released July 2009. State liaisons from all 50 state departments of education, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, worked to ensure the information provided concerning state regulations for private schools is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Keep in mind that, when reviewing any particular legal questions, the underlying state constitutions, laws and relevant court decisions should be consulted. Nothing in this study reflects the position of the U.S. Department of Education as to the meaning or effect of any state legal requirement. (This is a large file and may require some time to download.)


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Free to Teach: What America's Teachers Say About Teaching in Public and Private Schools

Released in May 2009. This study, published by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, presents data from a major national survey of teachers conducted by the U.S. Department of Education—the Schools & Staffing Survey. The researchers break down these observational data for public and private school teachers, in order to compare what teachers have to say about their work in each of the two school sectors. They show that public school teachers are currently working in a school system that doesn’t provide the best environment for teaching. Teachers are victims of the dysfunctional government school system right alongside their students. Exposing schools to competition, as is the case in the private school sector, is good for learning partly because it’s good for teaching.

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Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization Pub 557

If your school is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, you must be aware of the tax laws that provide your school’s tax-exempt status. This document, IRS Publication 557, was revised and published in June 2008, and contains all the pertinent information concerning application, approval, and appeal procedures; filing requirements and required disclosures; the rules about unrelated business income tax (UBIT); and the means of finding legal advice if required.

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