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(From Fisher Phillips Newsletter) Employers have the right to be present for any walk-around conducted during an OSHA inspection. Best practices for protecting your walk-around rights includes being assertive of your rights to be present for the walk-around ...
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CEO Notebook | As new business officers prepare to hit the ground running, they learn how school leaders at every stage of their career can drive change. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Last week the Cleveland metro ...
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Human Resources | When employees aren't meeting expectations, leaders must initiate what might be a difficult conversation. Doing so with courageous authenticity will help leaders have clear, honest and direct communication that can solve issues ...
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(from the Observer)  According to  a Gallup poll , Americans rank public schools as the fifth best option of five, with only 44 percent considering them excellent or good, and nearly 20 percent ranking them as poor. As for homeschooling, 46 percent of ...
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(From Chronical of Higher Education) The University of Tennessee at Knoxville had to relocate students to deal with mold, as did the University of Maryland at College Park and Indiana University at Bloomington. Some colleges relocated students to other ...
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(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 ...
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Financial Management | To find the sweet spot for your school's investment strategy, consider school needs and mission, investment committee knowledge and the current state of capital markets. Many independent schools face financial ...
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(From ICEF Monitor) While the United States remains the world’s leading study destination, international student enrollment in the U.S. is down for the past two years, reports NAFSA: Association of International Educators. New international student enrollments ...
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(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 ...
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(From Journal of Accountancy) In late May, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a standard that makes non-for-profits eligible for the private company alternatives on accounting for goodwill and accounting for identifiable intangible assets ...
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(From Inside Higher Ed) In many communities, the competitive nature of the college application process leaves many students feeling inadequate because their college goals don't include attending the most prestigious of institutions. Highly competitive ...
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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 ...
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(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: ...
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Leadership | Research on play shows that it’s vital to creative thinking. Business catalyst Kevin Carroll explained how productive play at work can inspire business officers to innovate.     “What happens when we actually celebrate play, ...
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(From Christensen Institute) Even elite colleges and universities are facing a shortfall in enrollment this year because of demographic declines and a business model that is no longer working, according to Alana Dunagan, a higher education thought-leader. ...
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(From The Atlantic and JC Associates) College counselors at elite secondary schools are vulnerable to quitting when parents make unreasonable demands and act belligerently, as detailed in a recent story in The Atlantic . Parents have been known to voice ...
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(From Edspaces Insights) Many students, in particular those with ADHD, spend a lot of time fidgeting in classrooms, which can be a distraction for others. At the same time, movement has been shown to improve learning outcomes for all students. The Academy ...
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(From Marketing Advice for Schools) The Institute of School Business Leaders identified marketing as a skill on par with human resources, finance, procurement and infrastructure in a recent presentation. Marketing is not a passive function and not just ...
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CEO Notebook | A few tools can help school leaders and the board understand long-term school finances more clearly, talk more productively and act more proactively. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Like many of you, ...
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Financial Management | Article by Christopher S. Maynard, Klatzkin & Company LLP As we near the end of fiscal 2019, business officers can look back on a full year of implementing the (relatively) new not-for-profit accounting standard ...
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