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Survey: Female Leaders Struggle with Appearance Expectations

Despite ascending to senior roles in school systems and state departments, the vast majority of female leaders in schools experience bias and think often about quitting.

Higher Ed Leaders Confident in Financial Stability

82% of college presidents feel confident about their financial health over the next five years.

Parents Favor Moderate Cell Phone Rules in Schools

Parents largely recognize the positive impact of cell phones on their children, despite concerns about distractions and social media usage, according to a new survey by the National Parents Union.
  • Regulatory Updates

New Rules for Independent Contractors

Organizations will find it harder to classify workers as independent contractors thanks to key changes made by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) earlier this year.

The SAT Goes Fully Digital

The digital SAT, expected to be taken by over 1 million students, reflects a broader trend toward digital education and assessment.

Can AI Help Determine Student Aid Funding?

State leaders in Nevada have introduced a new AI-generated funding formula for schools, aimed at enhancing the accuracy of aid allocation by predicting graduation likelihood.

Independent School Endowments Rebound with 9.2% Average Return

Endowment performance for independent schools rebounded in the last fiscal year, with an average return of 9.2 percent in fiscal year 2022-2023.

Key Handbook Updates for the 2024-25 School Year

As schools gear up for the 2024-2025 academic year, updating their handbooks is essential to meet new challenges.

CDC Lifts COVID Isolation Guidelines

People with COVID-19 no longer need to isolate for five days before returning to work or school, according to the CDC.

Supreme Court Declines HS Admissions Case

The Supreme Court will not review a challenge to the admissions system for a prestigious Virginia magnet school, signaling the Court may not be ready to revisit the issue of race in admissions. 

Georgia Bill Targets Private School Gender Policies

Independent schools in Georgia may soon be required to obtain parental permission before addressing gender identity issues with students, according to a proposal advancing in the state Senate.

College Endowments Saw Substantial Gain in 2023

College endowments saw an average 7.7% gain in fiscal year 2023, a significant improvement from the prior year's -8.0% return, according to the 2023 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments.

Average School Building Nearing 50 Years

A recent survey by the National Center for Education Statistics highlights the aging infrastructure of U.S. schools.

Paternity Leave Requests Surged in 2023

According to SHRM research, paid maternity and paternity leave jumped 5 percentage points in 2023 from 2022, with paid paternity leave now being offered by 32% of employers.

Survey: Mental Health Main Driver in School Selection

Nearly half of families, especially those with middle schoolers, are considering new school options primarily due to their children's mental health.

New Catholic Trade School Model Emerges

A handful of Catholic postsecondary institutions are emerging and experimenting with new models cater to students seeking faith-based, practical education.

Blackbaud Ordered To Overhaul Security Practices

Four years after a major data breach left Blackbaud scrambling to protect sensitive data, the FTC ordered the company to delete unnecessary personal data and boost its cybersecurity safeguards.

Title IX Revisions Close to Approval

A long-awaited policy that mandates how schools respond to sexual misconduct and codifies protections for transgender students is being reviewed by the White House for final approval.

GenAI Leveling Field for Small Businesses

The extensive resources of large companies often tip the scales in their favor. Generative AI, however, is arming smaller companies with once unattainable capabilities.

Colleges Implement Job and Program Cuts Amid Financial Challenges

These actions reflect the widespread challenges faced by higher education institutions in the current financial and enrollment landscape.


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