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Goal Setting for Teachers Amid Uncertainty

Academic Leadership ● January 17, 2021

A growth-oriented faculty culture is imperative for school success. Teachers who constantly strive to better serve their students are the backbone of their schools—they are the frontline, delivering missions with excellence.

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Four Approaches for Effective Executive Leadership

School Heads ● January 17, 2021

Between COVID-19, economic recession, and political and social unrest, it is clear that schools must reevaluate priorities to deal with the realities of the current conditions. Every school’s future will rely on these considerations.

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The New Stimulus Package and Your School—Round 2

School Heads ● January 10, 2021

The new $900 billion relief bill, signed into law on December 27, 2020, is called the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The bill includes direct payments to individuals, expands unemployment benefits, and reopens the popular Paycheck Protection Program. It provides funding for schools, childcare, and vaccine distribution and administration. It also includes rental assistance, nutrition assistance, and grants for theaters and other live event venues.

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Tools You Can Use for Effective Risk Management

Business and Operations ● January 10, 2021

A risk is a threat that could adversely affect your school’s ability to deliver its mission. If 2020 taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. Therefore, creating a risk management plan is imperative.

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How to Measure Success in the 2020–2021 School Year

School Leadership ● December 13, 2020

In a typical year, balancing strategic goals with daily concerns is challenging. With COVID-19, it's more complicated than ever before. Due to the challenges of this non-typical year, school priorities must change. As School Head, you must re-examine your school-year goals.

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Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Academic Leadership ● December 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many hardships for schools and families. However, a small silver lining of this time has been the moments of reflection it has afforded. When the pandemic drastically changed the very basics of education delivery, everything was upended. Now, nine months later, teachers and leaders can reflect on what does and does not work in schools today. As we share the silver linings we’ve discovered, we encourage you and your team to reflect on your own experiences to plan for the future.

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Risk Management: A Four-Step Framework

Business and Operations ● December 13, 2020

When you consider risks to your school, you may think of intruders, active shooters, and natural disasters—now pandemics. If the pandemic (largely unforeseen and unplanned for) has proven anything, it’s that risk management must be more than a checklist that you scan once a year. Instead, risk management must be integrated into an administrator’s daily tasks—starting with due diligence and awareness.

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