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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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5 Minutes with Michael Nachbar: Knowing Your North

Leadership | Clearly communicating your school’s value proposition, which should be consistent whether learning happens in-person or online, will be key to weathering the challenges of the COVID-19 economy. Interview by Cecily Garber From the September/October 2020 Net Assets...


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Tackling Technology Concerns Mid-Pandemic

Technology | As schools address new needs in technology budgeting and privacy, the business officer-technology leadership partnership is more critical than ever. An interview with Christina Lewellen, executive director of ATLIS. Interview by Tara Kosowski Christina Lewellen is...


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Down to the Wire: Tech and Capital Projects

Facilities | Involving tech leaders early in capital construction projects could save schools 10% on lost costs. Article by Christina Lewellen, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine Any business officer would want to...


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Academic Continuity During COVID-19 Closures: A Case Study

Risk Management | A Beijing independent school has grappled with centralizing communications, testing technological requirements and keeping up morale since moving learning online. By Cecily Garber Feature image courtesy of Western Academy Beijing. It’s been five weeks since ...


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Facial Recognition Programs in Schools Raise Concern

(From Education Week) Use of facial recognition is gaining traction at airports, motor vehicle departments, stores and stadiums. It's just beginning to make inroads at public schools, but its use is contentious and has many critics. One New York State public school has a $1.4 million system that...


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Prepare for Automation Revolution in Finance & Accounting

(From FEI) One of the fastest-growing intelligent automation technologies is robotic process automation. RPA takes over repetitive, standardized transactional work that until recently only humans could perform. Finance is full of these tasks, but employees in the field don't necessarily have to...


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It’s Time to Commit

Projections | From the archives: How can online learning simultaneously mitigate the financial pressures facing our schools and reinforce our ability to personalize the learning experience? This article originally appeared in the September/October 2015 Net Assets magazine . ...


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Preparing Students for the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

(From Forbes.com) With the Internet of Things and all things digital, there’s a revolution afoot in the nature of work. Education will have to change to ready students for the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Schools will need to do the following: Redefine education’s purpose . Support...


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Quantifying Cybersecurity Risk

(From Ars Technica and FEI) Despite several large-scale malware attacks that have affected school systems and public entities across the nation in the past few years, many institutions haven't heeded warnings about beefing up cybersecurity and addressing system vulnerabilities. Yet, these...