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The millennials are here. The millennial generation is typically defined as those between the ages of 25 and 37, meaning many school leaders are seeing millennial parents enter their ranks. What should private-school leaders know about the millennial generation of parents today?Read More
Consider all the buildings on your school’s campus. Is deferred maintenance—the practice of delaying building repairs—slowly and silently destroying your facilities?Read More
ISM has long recommended that schools set aside funding for professional development of teachers, and this starts with the Board during the strategic planning and strategic financial planning process.Read More
Spotting a toxic teacher is one thing—but there are steps you can take to help prevent teachers from becoming toxic in the first place.Read More
School leaders must strike a delicate balance when it comes to working with your direct reports. You want the faculty and staff that report to you to know that you care for their well-being, while also maintaining a sense of professionalism in your relationship. To that end, there may be some unspoken questions between you and your employees.Read More
A first-time donor has promised a significant kickoff gift for your upcoming major gifts campaign—but hasn't made any promises in writing. Do you announce the gift?Read More
It can be tempting to claim that your school offers the best of everything. But in reality, that simply cannot be true—you can’t be all things to all people. Instead, we recommend that your school define its marketplace stance.Read More
Parents, understandably, expect a high return on investment for their tuition dollars. So they want to ensure their children receive the full benefit of their expenditure—and this passion can sometimes cause friction between school leaders and their parent body.Read More
Technology has become a core element of how schools run, with electronic systems managing grading, inquiries and applicants, financial aid, and even student and employee records. With an electronic component in almost every aspect of school operations, do you feel confident that your school’s security infrastructure is on par?Read More
When a family applies for financial aid and one or both parents own a business, it adds another level of complexity to your financial aid decision. It can be extremely difficult to analyze what amount of income a business owner’s family can put toward school tuition.Read More