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Independent Schools Prepare for Coronavirus

Risk Management | Schools are tackling health preparations, trip considerations and community communications among other measures. As the spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV), named COVID-19 as of February 11, 2020, shows no sign of abating, independent schools continue to prepare for a...

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Four Considerations for Your Next Outdoor Education or Travel Program

Risk Management | Article by the Bolton Education Practice Group This article first appeared on The Bolton Blog on January 24, 2018. Republished with permission. Risk management as it relates to schools goes far beyond the confines of a campus community. We have examined four...

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Montreal Bumps Paris as "Best Student City"

You can't beat Montreal for a great student destination, according to the latest ranking of study destinations from QS Best Student Cities 2017. The Canadian city usurped Paris, which had topped the list for the last four years, scoring higher than 124 other cities based on factors including...

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Save Me a Seat: Tuition Remission Policies for Student Leave

Enrollment & Financial Aid | How to balance requests for temporary leave with your school’s financial needs. Article by Ray McGaughey, High Mountain Institute, and Mairéad O’Grady, School for Ethics and Global Leadership From the January/February 2017 Net Assets Image...

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Travel Assurance

Risk Management | Rising anxieties over international travel programs have schools stepping up due diligence, buttoning up procedures. “The reality is, there but for the grace of God goes any school.” Article by Stacey Freed From the July/August 2016 Net Assets It was a dog...

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After School: at Home on the Water

Leadership | A business officer's 40-year love affair with sailing. Article by Michael Murgatroyd, St. Michaels University School From the January/February 2016 Net Assets “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as...

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After School: Gifts Beyond the Business Office, and the Classroom

Human Resources | A former chief financial officer connected with the students at her school by chaperoning overnight trips. Article by Maureen Suelau From the September/October 2015 Net Assets My background is in accounting, and as the chief financial officer at Notre Dame...

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International Student Homestays: Panacea or Pandora's Box?

Risk Management | For U.S. independent day schools and boarding schools alike—and economically as well as culturally—there is much to like about the potential for an international student “homestay” program. Article by Heather J. Broadwater, Potomac Law Group ...