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ESG Risks Are Material, Survey Says

Roughly two-thirds of CFOs surveyed said they believe ESG concerns like natural disasters, data privacy breaches, and public health threats pose at least some risk to their business in 2023.

Keys to Lasting School Partnerships

Nonprofits regularly partner with schools on a range of initiatives, but not all of those partnerships last. Research from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management questioned why.

AI Embraced By Schools Abroad; Split Reaction in U.S. Law Schools

While nations around the world are concerned about the use of AI in classrooms, as is the case in the U.S., countries like Singapore and Finland are planning ways to integrate it effectively in schools.

Boosting Donors' Mood Could Improve Giving

A new study from the University of Massachusetts counters the notion that "sadvertising" or pulling at people's heartstrings is the best way to encourage donations.

New Form I-9 Must Be Adopted by Nov. 1

Employers can use the previous version of the form through Oct. 31, 2023. The new form and instructions are shorter, and it has also been designed to be fillable on tablets and mobile devices.

U.S. Employers Budgeting 4% Pay Raises

The number is down from the actual increase of 4.4%in 2023 and the 4.2% increase in 2022, but the projected 2024 figures remain higher than the 3.1% salary increase budget in 2021.

"Smart Contracts" That Use Blockchain

Cryptocurrency or digital assets were just the first product to come out blockchain technology. Smart contracts are the next frontier.

School Counselor Shortages by State

The National Council for Behavioral Health reports 77% of counties in the U.S. have severe shortages of behavioral health professionals.

1/3 of College Business Officers Expect Financial Challenges

College business officers are feeling gloomier about their institutions' financial positions than their college presidents, according to recent surveys by Inside Higher Ed.

Why Did Giving Decline in 2022?

Total U.S. philanthropic giving decreased significantly in 2022, one of only four times the metric has dipped in the last 40 years. Total giving for 2022 declined by or 10.5% after adjusting for inflation.

Educators Warming to Gen AI

Most educators (72%) say that teaching students on how to use tech tools powered by artificial intelligence should be a priority, according to a recent EdWeek survey.

5 Policy Areas Impacting Endowments

Legislative action in five areas could impact an independent school's endowment practices, including the debt ceiling resolution.

How Music in the Workplace Can Lead to Liability

To mitigate liability risks, employers are encouraged to implement clear policies regarding music choices, create guidelines for appropriate content, and consider using edited versions.

Affirmative Action Ruling's Impact on Independent Schools

There are new concerns about diversity programs in the workplace and hiring after the Supreme Court upended affirmative action in college admissions last week.

Supreme Court Rules on Religious Accommodations

The U.S. Supreme Court last week clarified a 51-year-old decision that had allowed employers to ignore religious accommodations solely based on "more than a de minimis cost."

Tips for Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Schools across the country are grappling with elevated levels of chronic absenteeism that have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels.

Supreme Court Rejects Affirmative Action

The decision is expected to impact just about every college that uses affirmative action in admissions and some that use it in awarding financial aid. It does, however, exempt the military academies. 

AI Teaching Aide Gets Mixed Results

Teachers' biggest concern right now is that the tool does too much of the work for students rather than guiding them through critical thinking.

Paid Parental Leave for Faculty Scarce in Districts

Overall, the data on the benefits of paid maternity leave bear out: improvements in worker morale and retention, lower infant mortality rates and improved physical and mental health outcomes. 

Fallout from Catholic Diocese's Transgender Students Guidance

Catholic schools face a crucial juncture in balancing support for diverse students while staying true to religious teachings.



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