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Creating a Culture of Support and Growth in Private Schools

Academic Leadership // February 28, 2021

Students are encouraged to learn and grow each day, both in and out of the classroom. They are given the tools to become critical thinkers—a gift that will serve them long beyond graduation. Acquiring these skills doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it is achieved when there is an established culture of growth and accountability in all aspects of their independent school.

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How to Tell If Your School Is Ready for a Schedule Change

Academic Leadership // February 21, 2021

If there's ever been a school year where the typical plans, schedules, and procedures have been completely thrown out the window, it's this one. Leading during the COVID-19 pandemic has been trying. It's also created opportunities to rethink systems you always thought were set in stone and completely unchangeable.

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Leave the Stress Behind to Make Your Next Hire a Success

School Heads // February 21, 2021

Hiring the best candidates in any industry can be challenging, especially during a pandemic. The stress and time-consuming nature of finding and hiring the right person for a specific role too often leads to settling for an “adequate” placement—not a “best hire.”

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Beginning the Journey of Self-Reflection in Racism

School Leadership // February 14, 2021

Many school leaders aren’t aware of their own unconscious biases or the damage they cause—even when they have the best intentions. Vital work to dismantle racism in society today starts with self-reflection—this is the beginning of evoking the changes necessary for society’s evolution.

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How Schools Can Respond to the Black Lives Matter Movement

School Leadership // February 14, 2021

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re highlighting a webinar focusing on how schools can respond to the Black Lives Matter movement, originally held last summer. We think it is an important topic to revisit—addressing one of our generation’s most crucial issues.

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How to Cultivate Relationships With BIPOC Students and Alumni

School Leadership // February 14, 2021

It’s clear that there is much to do to build and sustain diverse and inclusive communities within private schools for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students and alumni. Even as schools become more intentional in their efforts, many still struggle with attracting and retaining BIPOC students.

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How to Create a Successful Volunteer Program

Fundraising // February 7, 2021

Private schools rely on motivated and engaged volunteers to support fundraising initiatives, engage new families, participate in parent and alumni associations, and much more. Recruiting volunteers who make a difference can feel like an overwhelming task—but is vital to your school’s overall success.

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Four Tips to Improve Student Retention With Your Welcome Packet

Enrollment Management // February 7, 2021

Once a new student enrolls in your school, you may be tempted to take a breather—but it’s time to think about retention. How parents and children experience your school from the get-go can impact their choice to stay in the long-term. Nothing creates a great first impression like a well-designed welcome packet.

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