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  • Risk Management | When it comes to weaknesses in schools’ internal controls, these CPAs have seen it all. Here’s how to protect your school’s finances, reputation and future. Interview by Leah Thayer From the ...

  • Leadership | "I am able to speak to you because I avoided numbers in school... I am able to speak English because I was bad at math," said Young Zhao , a world-renowned thought-leader on technology and globalization's ...

  • Risk Management | For independent schools at risk of an earthquake, the uncertainty is unsettling — and the risk potentially disastrous. Article by Cheryl McDowell, Bolton & Company This article originally appeared ...

  • CEO Notebook | If we continue to define personalized learning by student-to-teacher ratios or class size, we will erode  independent schools'  distinct value proposition . Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...

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  • Projections | Independent schools aren’t “soft targets” that need to be hardened. We are learning communities that need to be safe for our students. From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine   Jeffrey Shields, ...

  • Leadership | A lifelong love for soccer has strengthened this business officer’s connection to his independent school, first as a student-athlete and now as a staff member-coach. Article by David Fahey, The Pingry ...

  • Leadership | The 2018 recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award says a key to her success at independent schools has been her network of generous business officers. “The business office can be an ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Jeff Shields speaks with EMA's Peter Baron about business officers' opportunities to help shore up independent school enrollment . NetAssets.org web exclusive How are independent ...

  • Financial Management | NetAssets.org web exclusive Not all provisions in early versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that worried independent schools made it into law, but a few did. One change that could pose ...

  • Financial Management | Independent school endowment returns rose regardless of school size. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine Study Snapshot  213 schools had $13.2 ...

  • CEO Notebook | You cannot be the best resource on everything at your school. Instead, connect your staff to multiple resources, and they're more likely to perform well.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Human Resources | A careful self-audit of your wage-and-hour program may be a better step than inviting the DOL into your school for this program. By James E. Fagan, Offit Kurman James E. Fagan Principal, ...

  • Facilities | NBOA 2018 Annual Meeting presentation materials available to  attendees now and to all NBOA members in June. Worries about rising tuition and changing demographics resulting in fewer potential ...

  • Risk Management | Rising incidence of campus violence moves an uncomfortable discussion to the fore. Article by David Marcus, de Toledo High School From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine We try so hard ...

  • Risk Management | A comprehensive plan that enables a school’s core offerings to continue after an emergency can not only save time and money during the recovery, but also foster community and connections. Article ...

  • Human Resources | Schools re-examine their practices for preventing sexual harassment in the era of #MeToo. “If people do come forward and we don’t do anything, we are de facto condoning the behavior. As a result, we ...

  • CEO Notebook | Stand-out books on governance, personalized learning and institutional innovation may help you reflect on the year behind and those ahead. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Facilities | Schools uncover new strategies for making dining a winner — nutritionally, reputationally and financially. Article by Leah Thayer From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine The Bottom Line ...

  • Human Resources | Transgender individuals make up just 0.6 percent of the population, but schools should prepare policies to address them because of potential complications involving accommodations as well as a risk ...

  • Leadership | Taking the feedback hike together: How parent surveys improved leadership, staff unity, student outcomes and enrollment. Article by Penny B. Evins, St. Paul School for Girls From the May/June 2018 ...

  • Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee, Esq. Two Department of Labor opinion letters issued April 12 provide clarity on issues that often perplex independent schools in relation to the Family and Medical Leave ...

  • Facilities | Imaginative and strategic repurposing of underused spaces shows how modest budgets can strengthen enrollment, reinforce mission.  Article by Stacey Freed From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Human Resources | By screening candidates for empathy and adaptability, this school gets better-fitting hires. Article by Beth Lucas, Charlotte Latin School From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine Recruitment ...

  • CEO Notebook | Leaders today struggle to strike the right balance between using data, intuition and judgment when making decisions.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Remember the 1960’s ...

  • Facilities | Multi-use learning spaces pay off for schools that think flexibly about their programs and resources. “A building doesn’t necessarily have to be cutting-edge architecturally to be cutting-edge pedagogically.” ...

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  • Technology | Technical staff at many independent schools are working hard to meet the May 26 deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union law that regulates the way organizations ...

  • Human Resources | Staff quality “goes up in years and down in minutes.” Don’t risk even one poor hiring decision. The best way to build enrollment is to hire and retain the best faculty for your school, argued Scott ...

  • Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee Several areas of employment law that impact independent schools are currently in flux due to pending legislation and court cases. Legal experts at the 2018 SHRM Employment ...

  • Financial Management | From the archives: Unexpected donations present schools with wonderful opportunities, and sometimes challenges. “It’s really hard to turn down big money.” Article by Darren Dahl    This ...

  • Leadership | This business officer provides financial literacy training to students after school hours. Parents want even more. Article by Jeff Cataldo, Kent School From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...