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Honoring This Year’s Efforts and Outcomes

CEO Notebook | Let’s take a moment to recognize the herculean changes our schools have made this calendar year — and learn from them and from our fellow school leaders. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO We are not “trotting” this year — neither in a "turkey...


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Strategies: Pivot-Ready Technology

Technology | An incremental approach to systems upgrades helped this school meet evolving technological needs while maintaining a secure and reliable network. Article by Jason Devin, Ben Bronz Academy From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: A...


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Managing Change When the Community Returns to Campus

Human Resources | Independent school leaders face tough decisions this fall. A careful decision-making process can help schools meet challenges and leverage staff and family expectations. Many school leaders have spent the summer focusing on the physical spaces to which our communities...


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Projections: The Milkshake and the Man

Projections | The legacy of a business innovator may inspire independent schools to think outside the box when it comes to defining their market value. From the March/April 2020 NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The “pioneer of...


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Projections: The Work of Change Leadership

Projections | Models, ideas and resources can help launch institutional change, but strong leadership is what makes it stick. From the January/February 2020 NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO To implement significant and lasting...


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The End of the Faculty-Owned Classroom: a Win-Win for Teachers and Schools?

CEO Notebook | There's lots to like in shared classrooms and faculty co-working spaces. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I am pleased to share this space with Philip Cork, my good friend and colleague as well as a national thought leader. Philip is associate...


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Stronger Together: the Case for School Mergers

Financial Management | Is it time to consider merging with another school? “Everybody wants to be part of a winning team.” Article by Leah Thayer From the March/April 2017 Net Assets Around this time five years ago, thoughts of joining forces with another independent school were...