• 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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  • Independent School: Crisis Leadership

    Independent School: Crisis Leadership

    The Summer 2020 issue explores the crisis life cycle, crisis management teams, boards working through difficult times, and more.

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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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  • Get the Guidebook Every Board Leader Needs

    Get the Guidebook Every Board Leader Needs

    Want a high-performing board? Start at the top with The Board Chair Handbook, an informative, inspiring guide written especially for board leaders at independent schools.

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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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  • Nominate A Trustee

    Nominate A Trustee

    Our board members are vital to the NAIS community and work with leadership to help set the strategy for the organization.

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Take A Selfie for Racial Justice: Thoughts to Spur Reflection and Action

Looking at the current events through the lens of what independent school leaders can do to help make sure that the black and brown constituents in their care can breathe.

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Leading Through COVID-19: Key Questions for Heads to Consider

How can school heads manage the challenges of the pandemic while maintaining a focus on the future? Find key questions to help you make plans for enrollment, well-being, financial sustainability, and more.

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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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NAIS Statement on Addressing Anti-Blackness and Systemic Racism

NAIS is committed to addressing disparate experiences and outcomes based on race and racism in independent schools.

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Enrollment Decision-Making Amid COVID-19: 4 Effects to Manage

While it’s difficult to predict exactly what will transpire, it might be useful to simplify a handful of conditions that might keep a family from choosing to enroll or re-enroll next year.

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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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