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Courts Rule Private Schools' Nonprofit Status Triggers Title IX Compliance

In decisions that should put the nation’s independent school community on notice, judges in Maryland and California recently ruled that a school’s nonprofit status in and of itself constituted the receipt of federal financial assistance.

EEOC Says Employers Must Justify Mandatory COVID-19 Testing

Employers will need to assess pandemic and workplace circumstances in order to justify mandatory COVID-19 testing of employees going forward, the EEOC announced in a July guidance update.

Survey Shows Uptick in CEOs with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities, an equity and belonging organization, says the numbers signal a shift in disability inclusion, as employers have recognized that wellness resources are a form of disability affirmation.

New School Discipline Guidelines

The Education Department released new guidance on discriminatory discipline practices aimed at cutting back on high rates of suspension and expulsion for students with disabilities.

Half of U.S. Employees Have Trouble Unplugging While on PTO

Fifty-four percent of U.S. professionals said they are unable to unplug from work or do not believe they can fully do so while on paid time off (PTO), according to a survey of 20,297 respondents conducted in June for Glassdoor. 

Employee Recognition Increases Retention, Study Shows

Having a strong culture of employee recognition can go a long way toward helping companies retain employees, according to a new joint report from Gallup and Workhuman.

3 Tips for Creating a Racially Conscious School Culture

Blaire Cholewa, associate professor at the University of Virginia, recommends a holistic approach in implementing anti-racist frameworks.

Inflation's Impact on Schools, Families

What might higher inflation and interest rates and a recession mean for independent schools? One Schoolhouse's Brad Rathgeber sees the following possible impacts.

Financial Data Collaboration Between NBOA and NYSAIS

NBOA and NYSAIS have agreed to a data partnership to maximize the value of the data schools enter annually into NAIS’s Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL) platform.

Varsity Blues Sentences Mixed

A federal judge sentenced a former head coach for men’s and women’s tennis at Georgetown University to 30 months in prison for his role in the Varsity Blues admissions scandal.

New Title IX Case Underscores PPP Loan Commitments

In June, a U.S. District Court found that a private school in North Carolina could be subject to Title IX because it borrowed PPP funds.

Legal Considerations for Back to School Training

Coupled with clear written policies and procedures, training provides an interactive way for employees to learn, ask questions, and be reminded of their obligations in the workplace.

Tips for Responding to Anonymous Complaints

Independent schools are receiving an increasing number of anonymous complaints from members of their community, including staff, faculty, students, parents and alumni.

Rising Interest Rates Help or Hurt Schools?

School finance leaders hope the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate hikes will provide fiscal relief as they strain to keep up with persistent inflation. But will it cause problems too?

New EEOC Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination

The EEOC recently released an update to its formal guidance document on workplace discrimination against caregivers. The update was prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic but applies to all situations. 

New Overtime Rule Proposed for Fall

The DOL announced that its proposed overtime rule is now tentatively slated to be released in October.

Catholic School Enrollment Surges During Pandemic

From 2019-20 to 2020-21, Catholic school enrollment across the nation increased by 3.8%, the first increase in two decades and the largest recorded increase by NCEA. 

Proposed Changes to Title IX Regulations

If the proposal is realized, it would compel schools to accommodate transgender students by allowing them to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity among other measures.

Donors Pessimistic About Year Ahead

With pessimism about the economy building, a new survey suggests that a growing share of donors are thinking about pulling back on their giving in the year ahead.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5 Now Available

The CDC has recommended the Moderna vaccine for children aged 6 months through 5 years old and the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 6 months through 4 years old.



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