The NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism, DASL Student and Employee Diversity report, Diversity Dashboard, and DASL Databook provide benchmarks and help you reflect on your school community.
Guidelines for independent schools to create and sustain diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just communities that are safe and welcoming for all.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging help all students and adults in a school community thrive. NAIS supports the work of its 1,900 member schools and associations in this important work.
Many schools are grappling with how to best communicate about their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. These tips are designed to help you frame discussions.
Recent Independent School magazine issues include "A Conversation About Racism, Schools, Systems, and Necessary Change," "Diversity and Inclusion: Where Are We Now?" and "Community Health & Well-Being."
Learn more about diversity practices and find action steps your school can take to facilitate this work. You can also read a companion piece, 2009-2019 Developments in the State of the Diversity Practice.
Get suggestions for schools to understand and support aspiring leaders who are people of color and women. You can also find key takeaways for aspiring heads from the 2021 NAIS State of Independent School Leadership Survey.
Learn how schools can better invest in the social-emotional and academic well-being of students now, leading to happier and healthier adults—as well as alumni who are committed to supporting their alma maters.
This session offers trustees and school leaders a roadmap for applying the lenses of racial equity and community well-being to their governance and leadership responsibilities in the face of COVID-19 and institutionalized racism.
Get an overview of legal developments and insight for schools seeking to build a more inclusive workforce.
School leaders know being proactive about diversity and inclusion yields the most effective outcomes, and this applies to the complexities of gender as well.
NAIS President Donna Orem explores the legal requirements related to students and employees with disabilities, and how to broaden the way schools think about access.
How do you nurture open and respectful dialogue in your school during election season and beyond? These resources will help you understand challenges and opportunities for your school.
Explore the overlap between diversity, equity, and inclusion work and global education, where they differ, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
While independent schools may already have policies against harassment and discrimination, some may be considering addressing anti-bias and anti-racism. Get guidance on creating such policies.
It's a good time to review handbook policies on accommodations for students and staff with disabilities, mental health concerns, and supporting gender nonconforming students.