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Navigating the Semi-Normal

Risk Management | While independent schools may be facing financial difficulties this coming school year, they can use their independence to meet the market’s quickly shifting needs. By Eric Wearne and Benjamin Scafidi, Kennesaw State University As of late spring 2020, millions of...


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5 Minutes with John Gulla: Private Schools, Public Purpose

Leadership | Opportunities are ripe for independent schools to collaborate among themselves and others in their community. Interview by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: Students from 'Iolani School Participating in a collaborative...


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Mission & Motivation: Finding Fit

Enrollment & Financial Aid | Following Operation Varsity Blues, independent schools may rethink their role in college preparation. Article by Jim Jump, St. Christopher's School From the March/April 2020 Net Assets magazine Jim Jump Academic Dean and Director of...


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Strategies: Maximizing Vaccination Rates

Risk Management | How to phase out vaccine exemptions to protect community health, regardless of state law requirements. Feature image courtesy of McDonogh School. Article by Jack Hardcastle, McDonogh School , From the March/April 2020 Net Assets magazine One of a school’s...


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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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Meeting Our Market

CEO Notebook | How can we innovate processes to make attending independent schools easier for prospective families? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Over the past several years, schools have been working on various tuition and financial aid models to adapt to...


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5 Minutes with Derrick Gay: Mirrors and Windows

Leadership | How can schools frame diversity so that everyone feels included in the term, not just selected groups? Interview by Tara Kosowski From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: Derrick Gay, Ed.D., delivering the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....


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Business Intelligence: Landmarks in a Disrupted Landscape

Enrollment & Financial Aid | Schools are considering revenue and expense levers beyond tuition and financial aid to plan a viable future. Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine One could argue that almost all students enrolled...


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Model Behavior: New Standards for International Student Recruiting

Enrollment & Financial Aid | What new standards for international recruiters mean for independent schools — and the agencies they interact with. Article by Chris Page, CSIET Year after year, independent schools across the country open their doors to welcome international...


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5 Minutes with Amada Torres: Changing Faces

Enrollment & Financial Aid | What changing demographics mean for independent schools, and how schools can strategize to meet new challenges. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine Amada Torres is vice president, studies,...