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February 27
School Leaders Wrestle with Cutting Costs and Raising Revenue to Ensure Financial Sustainability
​Editor’s note: This is the last in a two-part series examining tuition trends in independent day schools. This blog focuses on schools’ efforts to cut costs and generate revenue. Part one covers how school leaders make decisions on tuition and comp... Read More
February 21
How to Lead — Online and Off
​Editor’s note: Authors Stephen Valentine and Reshan Richards distill principles from their book Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off.   What started for us as a short presentation in 2012 has been consistent only in ... Read More
February 14
From Scarcity to Opportunity in Your Socioeconomic Investment
​The U.S. presidential election turned a spotlight on the great economic divide in our country — one that is ever-widening, shrinking the middle class in its wake. What is the root cause of that divide and can independent schools play a role in clos... Read More
February 06
A Millennial’s View: How to Transform Independent Schools into Modern Workplaces
I’m 35, putting me at the leading edge of the millennial generation. Since I was 25, I’ve been an independent school educator, teaching civics and history to middle schoolers. After a short career in government contracting, I came to teaching becaus... Read More
January 31
​​How School Leaders Make Decisions About Tuition and Compensation
​Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series examining tuition trends in independent day schools, including schools’ efforts to cut costs and generate revenue. Independent school professionals William Daughtrey, Will Hester, and Kevin Weat... Read More
January 23
Eight Things to Know Before Fundraising for Major Gifts
​At every independent school, large or small, urban or rural, old or new, fundraising success depends upon major gifts. Therefore, establishing an ongoing major gifts program is the most important professional responsibility of all development direc... Read More
January 19
After Inauguration, an Opportunity for Independent Schools to Lead on Civic Learning
​Schools are becoming more independent. School independence means freedom. And freedom means being able to adopt a curriculum that meets students’ needs in a changing world. Donald Trump’s presidency may indeed signal the increased prominence of ind... Read More
January 17
In 2017, a New Push to Find the Balance Between Work and Life
With every new year comes the urge to set goals to improve one’s life — lose weight, spend more time with family, reduce stress, improve job skills, etc. Statistics tell us that only eight percent of us actually keep those resolutions, primarily bec... Read More
January 09
Apply Chinese Philosophy to Cultivate Empathy in Schools
​Two millennia ago, Chinese philosophers wrestled with the feeling that their society was in danger of narcissism and unbridled self-interest — a society not unlike our own. That’s why their ideas provide a powerful way to foster empathy in schools.... Read More
January 09
Digital Citizenship and Social-Emotional Skills Are Inseparable
​Every school has its own unique culture. It is made up of all the ways in which students relate to one another and their teachers. In today’s world, digital devices in particular (and technology in general) have a huge effect on these relationships... Read More
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School Leaders Wrestle with Cutting Costs and Raising Revenue to Ensure Financial SustainabilityNew
How to Lead — Online and Off
From Scarcity to Opportunity in Your Socioeconomic Investment
A Millennial’s View: How to Transform Independent Schools into Modern Workplaces
​​How School Leaders Make Decisions About Tuition and Compensation
Eight Things to Know Before Fundraising for Major Gifts
After Inauguration, an Opportunity for Independent Schools to Lead on Civic Learning
In 2017, a New Push to Find the Balance Between Work and Life
Apply Chinese Philosophy to Cultivate Empathy in Schools
Digital Citizenship and Social-Emotional Skills Are Inseparable
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