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  • Technology | Tech to get organized and fit in the business office. Article by Jennifer Lamkins, Lakeside School A tool that I use all the time to organize everything at work, from tasks to meetings ...

  • CEO Notebook | Goodbye, William Baumol. And hello, economic reality. It’s time to acknowledge that you’ve been there all along, and you’ll likely outlive us all. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Financial Management | Schools adjusted their asset allocations in hopes of a stronger 2017. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the May/June 2017 Net Assets With apologies to Frank Sinatra, 2016 was ...

  • Risk Management | The broad scope of this federal law extends far beyond athletics and is often applicable to many independent school programs and issues. Article by Cheryl McDowell, Bolton & Company ...

  • Risk Management | Student misconduct. Faculty misconduct. Inadequate policies governing risk management and inclusion/diversity. Any of these issues and many more could result in costly and time-consuming legal ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | An “elements of value” hierarchy may help clarify what parents value in your school. Article by Spencer Taintor, Brookfield Academy The Bottom Line In a theory ...

  • Human Resources | At Fay School, absenteeism is down, spirits are up. Article by Leah Thayer From the May/June 2017 Net Assets Photo above: Faculty and staff at Fay School participate in a wide ...

  • Facilities | When key financial officers and facilities personnel retire at the same time, how do you prepare the school for the transition?  Submitted by Kitty Schainman, Catlin Gabel School This ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our schools’ physical plants must support our value propositions in demonstrable ways that align with the investments we ask families to make. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | A new study confirms that raising tuition does not impact enrollment. Here's what these findings mean for schools.  Article by Cecily Garber From the May/June 2017 Net Assets ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Indexed tuition, sliding-scale tuition, variable tuition: Whatever you call this tuition pricing model, it’s gaining momentum. Article by Cecily Garber See related article: ...

  • Projections | The business-savvy head of school assesses the school's financial strengths, supported by the business officer, and pulls the right financial levers to ensure the school thrives.  From the May/June ...

  • Leadership | High-impact investments under business-savvy heads guided two schools through trying times. Both are thriving again. Article by Leah Thayer From the May/June 2017 Net Assets Every ...

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  • Facilities | A construction-management app captures key details. Article by Marquis Scott, The Nightingale-Bamford School Educational facility planning is an important aspect of my position. As such, ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Submitted by Frank Aloise, CFO at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy “We have a tradition of all seniors having to give a senior speech. They are often amazing and moving. For ...

  • Technology | From the archives: A sinister email, a twisted digital trail and an eye-opening journey into the realm of cybersecurity. One school's story.  Article by Jamie Britto, Collegiate School ...

  • CEO Notebook | If we increased tuition next year by 2 percent instead of 2.5 percent, would we be “affordable” then? I have my doubts. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO What does ...

  • Technology | Too many emails. Too much time checking them. One school's app-based method for stemming the tide.  Article by Kevin Hanson, The Children's School From the March/April 2017 Net Assets ...

  • Human Resources | Independent schools have always had students and staff whose gender identities do not correspond to their genders at birth , but only recently — spurred partly by national debates over “bathroom ...

  • Leadership | New independent school models smash traditional boundaries as their veteran leaders incorporate the practices that remain relevant and leave many others behind. Article by Donna Davis From ...

  • Leadership | Entrepreneurial thinking can galvanize independent schools. But how much disruption can established schools handle? Article by Donna Davis Photo above: the Hill Center in Washington, D.C., ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | 2019 school year expected to reflect the Trump effect, currency fluctuations. Article by Leah Thayer Is an international student slowdown ahead? Aimee Gruber fears the answer ...

  • CEO Notebook | The future is now, and "simple improvement" is not nearly enough. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Every once in a while, someone holds a mirror to your ...

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  • Technology | Going where few independent schools have gone (so far), Milton Academy brings on a full-time data analyst to ensure the consistent application of data — trends, assumptions, outcomes — in financial ...

  • Leadership | For this business officer, the therapeutic riding center is "a place of phenomenal commitment, profound connections, laughter and joy."  Article by Karen Illig, Pine Crest School From ...

  • Risk Management | They're a part of every school's culture and legacy. They're also fraught with risk. Article by Janice M. Abraham, United Educators From the March/April 2017 Net Assets An increasing ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | "100 years gave us a story. A strategic hire gave us a voice to tell it." Article by Deborah Anderson, Foxcroft School From the March/April 2017 Net Assets Two years ...

  • CEO Notebook | Why do we call it a retreat if our purpose is to move forward? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO At one of my previous employers another association the board would ...

  • Facilities | Your school's capital spending ratio reflects the health of its most valuable asset. Article by Genevieve Madigan From the March/April 2017 Net Assets Is your school reinvesting in your ...

  • Financial Management | Ever-increasing staffing costs prompt more schools to rethink the traditional classroom model. Article by Stacey Freed From the March-April 2017 Net Assets The Bottom line ...

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