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(from the Los Angeles Times) Aiming to widen access for more middle- and low-income students, the University of Southern California will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial ...
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(from the New York Times)  New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google late last week, saying the tech giant used its educational products to spy on the state’s children and families. Google collected a trove of students’ personal information, including ...
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(From Inside Higher Ed and The Hill) The University of Virginia's newly opened Multicultural Student Center is raising questions about how schools go about creating  spaces that support diverse communities on campus. In a now-viral video, a student stands ...
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(From EAB) When researching potential schools, high school students are increasingly relying on college websites (as opposed to visits and other means of inquiry), according to a recent EAB survey . As such, it's more important than ever that enrollment ...
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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 ...
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Risk Management | Strong digital use policies, trainings and behavioral standards can protect schools from these emerging technology related risks. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton This information is provided for general ...
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(from Bolton & Company) It's time to file 1094/1095Cs. Here are some tips to make the process go smoothly: Don't worry about small clerical errors; the IRS is forgiving of those. But do worry about substantial ones, like failing to offer a qualified ...
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Leadership | General session speakers to address diversity and inclusion, innovation and workplace pressure. All photos courtesy of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting is less than a week away, ...
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(From U.S. News & World Report) Colleges and u niversities previously failed to report upward of $6.5 billion in gifts from China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other foreign countries, an ongoing investigation by the Trump administration ...
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(from Liebert Cassidy Whitmore) The recent  explosion of CBD products across the U.S. includes lotions, oils and even foods. Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects that cause the “high” associated with cannabis. Advertised as wellness products, ...
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(from Inside Higher Ed and ICEF-Monitor) Learning institutions that have come to rely on Chinese students for enrollment are facing a significant challenge as COVID-19, previously referred to as novel coronavirus, continues to spread in China.  Some ...
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(from the Washington Post) Since President Trump’s rise to the nation’s highest office, his inflammatory language — often condemned as racist and xenophobic — has seeped into schools across America, according to recent reporting by the Washington Post. ...
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(From Education Drive) Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) can  offer lessons to K-12 ed leaders about fostering academic success in black students, according to a recent  United Negro College Fund report.  B est practices include developing ...
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(From Forbes)  Chief financial officers are increasingly leading the digital transformation efforts at their organizations, as technologies incorporating artificial intelligence, robotic automation and data science have opened up new ways to service ...
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(From Inside Higher Ed) For graduate students and academics, transitioning to the independent K-12 world can be rewarding and challenging at once. Recent Ph.D. Brady Smith  singles out four benefits of working at an independent K-12 school after a career ...
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Leadership | A classically trained clarinetist prepares to expand her horizons. Article by Chelsea Kimpton, St. Paul Academy and Summit School From the January/February 2020  Net Assets magazine Feature image:  The Solerna Winds, ...
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(From U.S. Department of Education) The Trump Administration has launched a website that it says will serve as a "one-stop-shop" for information school administrators, educators, parents can use to enhance school safety and security nationwide. The site, ...
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(From NPR) In recent years, active shooter or lockdown drills have become common practice in schools.  Now the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, two of the largest teachers unions  with several million members, ...
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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, ...
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(from the New York Times) New York public schools in the district of Lockport have begun using facial recognition technology in its schools, raising concerns about privacy and fairness.  Proponents call it a crucial crime-fighting tool, to help prevent ...
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