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Our team has spent the past few days reflecting and grieving for the latest victims of gun violence here in U.S. This time, 19 fourth graders and two teachers lost their lives when an 18-year-old entered a school and began shooting. It’s heartbreaking. It’s frustrating beyond measure. It’s senseless. It needs to stop. But we can’t become numb in the face of these tragedies.Read More
Summer is “downtime” at many preschools and K–12 schools. Most teachers are on hiatus, sports teams aren’t competing, and administrative staff members are taking vacation time. But for your Development Office, summer should be GO time.Read More
Summer is nearly here and the school year almost over. This means everyone is in for a new routine. With new routines can come unhealthy habits.Read More
Not all private schools are on the same page with the diversity issues. Some schools have just begun the conversation about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives, while others are implementing significant shifts in both policy and practice.Read More
For school leaders engaged in the hiring process, the question of how to narrow the candidate field is a crucial one. With the flood of resumes that typically answer calls for faculty and staff, knowing how to effectively screen applicants and bring in qualified, mission-driven employees is a must. Moving from resumes to application-based hiring is one way to adjust the system and create an alternative hiring practice that maintains integrity.Read More
Congratulations—you made it through the busiest part of the admission cycle! Acceptances (and denials) have been delivered; the phone calls from prospective parents have slowed (hopefully); the sun is shining brighter and summer is just around the corner. It’s officially spring and you can take a breather—right?Read More
Stevens Cooperative School serves more than 430 students on two campuses in Jersey City (K–8) and Hoboken (PK–8) in New Jersey.Read More
In today’s learning environments, culturally responsive teaching is a requisite for educating empowered, resilient, and empathic students capable of vital civic engagement. But what is it exactly? And why does it matter?Read More
For the school leader seeking to optimally position their school, and the marketing and enrollment management professionals who support them, there is no more important information than what is on the mind of their prime prospective families. Until recently, access to this knowledge was simply out of reach for most schools, since it involved engaging in large-scale market research with large associated costs. What’s changed? A new ability to utilize advanced demographic and lifestyle factor analysis, along with sophisticated analytics, to cost-effectively identify and conduct research among your school’s most valued prospects.Read More
Worries about rising tuition and changing demographics resulting in fewer potential students have led more independent schools to consider auxiliary programs as a viable way to boost revenue and admission efforts. Leading auxiliary programs are both visionary and entrepreneurial.Read More