• Share Your Solutions for Evolving Education

    Share Your Solutions for Evolving Education

    NAIS has launched a new site for schools to share strategies, samples, and solutions in this time of uncertainty.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools

    Bookmark this new NAIS website page to help you access the most timely and relevant COVID-19 resources.

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  • Hiring Resources from NAIS

    Hiring Resources from NAIS

    Even in the midst of COVID-19, we understand that hiring season must go on. The NAIS Career Center is here to help.

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  • Independent School: The Governance Issue

    Independent School: The Governance Issue

    The Spring 2020 issue explores the head-board relationship, examining how heads and boards can be most effective and stay agile in times of change.

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  • Boost Your Board’s Fundraising Comfort Level

    Boost Your Board’s Fundraising Comfort Level

    Introduce your trustees to the joy of giving–and asking for–gifts. This easy-to-grasp booklet is great for board orientations and training sessions.

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  • NAIS Head Search Handbook: Order Your Copy Today

    NAIS Head Search Handbook: Order Your Copy Today

    This indispensable tool will help your board and search committee master the search process. Save 20% when you order 5 or more.

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A Recipe for Thriving in Uncertain Times

NAIS President Donna Orem writes, "the reality is that we probably still are at the beginning of this crisis and have many decisions to make along the way that can influence how we come out on the other side."

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Education Unknown: Scenario Planning for Schools in the Age of COVID-19

This guide envisions four possible realities for independent schools and provides a framework to help your leadership team and board explore these four NAIS Scenarios in your own school’s context.

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Reopening Your Campus: The New Normal Will Be Anything but Normal

When the time comes, how can schools reopen their campuses with a focus on health and safety? This resource provides an overview of current guidance, legal framework, and risk mitigation strategies.

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Seeking Critical Connections: SEL Considerations in Remote Schooling

How do educators help fulfill students’ need for community and help them build relationships during distance learning, and how do we make course material relevant during COVID-19?

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Deadline Extended! Submit Your PoCC Proposals By May 29

Share your expertise at the 2020 NAIS People of Color Conference, where we'll explore the theme New Decade, New Destinies: Challenging Self, Changing Systems, and Choosing Justice. 

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Submit Your Annual Conference Workshop, PechaKucha Proposals

Share your ideas, stories, and perspectives by submitting a proposal for the 2021 NAIS Annual Conference in Houston, where we'll explore the theme Beyond These Doors: Activating Our Communities.

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Member Voices Podcast: Lessons Learned in Crisis Management

Liz Morrison, head of Antilles School (Virgin Islands), discusses what it's been like managing two crises—a hurricane and the current COVID-19 pandemic—at her school in a short amount of time.

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Trustee Table Podcast: ​COVID-19 Board Guidelines from Richard Chait

The governance expert and author highlights how boards can govern effectively during crises, the importance of the head/board partnership, and practical ways boards can work more generatively. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Independent Schools

NAIS is updating this page daily to answer questions and provide updates on select news and federal guidance, resources, and independent school strategies and trends.

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Independent Schools and the PPP Loan Application Decision

As schools navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many have applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans. Each school’s situation is unique, so leaders must conduct careful analyses of needs and assets.

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Governance and Crisis: The Board's Role and Responsibilities

When school heads and boards plan together, they are anticipatory and prepared, not just for what can go wrong, but for what they will do right when a crisis moment arises.

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Crisis Through the Lens of Student Health

Community health and well-being are often at the core of crises schools face. Experts offer insights on how leaders can spot, prepare, and guide their communities through such crises.

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Student Health and Well-Being and the Intersection of Diversity and Inclusion

As schools inclusive of many different demographics, it’s critical to take into account dimensions of difference that are impacted by the decisions schools are making in response to risks posed by the coronavirus. 

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Find the Best Talent

Talented teaching and administrator candidates are waiting to apply for jobs at your school. NAIS members can post jobs and browse resumes for free; nonmembers can purchase job postings.

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