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Transforming School Finance and Operations with AI

Identifying the low-hanging fruit, where AI-assisted applications are likely to have an immediate impact, is crucial.

Biden Administration Supports Open Schools Amid COVID Surge

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says schools should not be shutting down due to surges in COVID-19 and expressed worry about government overreach. 

Tenured Accounts Are Leaving the Profession

About 82% of workers who exited accounting this year through Sept. 1 had at least six years’ experience, up from 77% and 71% in full years 2022 and 2021 respectively.

Five Tips To Prevent Meeting Fatigue

People are in 3 times more Microsoft Teams meetings and calls per week at work, a 192% increase since 2020.

Book Bans Continue Rising

 School book bans and restrictions in the U.S. rose 33% in the last school year, according to a new report from the free speech group PEN America.

OpenAI Releases New Teacher Guide

Included in the guide are sample ChatGPT generative prompts for developing lesson plans and helping students learn by allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge.

Top Business Issues in Higher Ed for 2023

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has identified the following five issues as the most-pressing business issues in 2023.

New York School Bus Drivers Strike

The looming bus driver strike in New York comes amid similar labor disputes in various cities ahead of the new school year, including in Connecticut and Ohio.

IRS Announces Sharp Drop in 2024 Health Plan Affordability Threshold

In 2024, it will be 8.39% of an employee's household income, down from 9.12% in 2023 — the lowest threshold since the ACA's start.

New Research on Teacher Turnover

New research drills down into where teacher shortages are worst and why it's happening. Shortages are worse in areas where teacher pay is lowest.
  • Regulatory Updates

DOL Proposes New Overtime Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed update to the salary threshold for the "white collar" exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements.

Survey Shows Changing Attitudes on Chronic Illness Disclosure

Navigating illness disclosure at work can be intricate, yet recent research highlights greater contentment among leaders who opened up about their condition.

3 Safety Trends Influencing School Budgets

Experts say to be wary of the promotion of unverified safety products, including transparent backpack requirements and safe rooms.

Chat GPT Resources for CPAs

For CPAs who would like to learn more about this automation toolbox, CPA Journal compiled the following resources.

Can Virtual Teachers Help Alleviate the Educator Shortage?

These companies offer a range of virtual teaching solutions, utilizing artificial intelligence and interactive platforms to deliver lessons.

Biden Administration Releases Guidance on Affirmative Action

According to the guidance, race and ethnicity can be considered, insofar as they relate to applicants’ lives and isn’t used to grant admissions preferences.

Survey Reveals Nonprofits' DEI Strategy Shortfalls

Despite making  “significant strides” in prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, the majority of nonprofits lack well-defined strategy, sufficient resources and a dedicated budget.

Workplace Flexibility Goes Beyond Remote Work

Flexible hours and schedules can help, as can different types of work environments, which may provide more or less interaction or facilitate different types of activities.

Tax Credits for Green Construction

If your nonprofit school is planning to undertake any construction or renovating, or to purchase electric vehicle, including snow blowers and lawn mowers, the school may be eligible for cash tax credits.

4 Trends in Facilities Design

Dedicated areas for career and technical education include spaces that mimic an auto repair center or a hospital emergency room,



years is the target ceiling for a school plant's financial "age."

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