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Independent School Coronavirus Response

This webinar addresses how independent schools can prepare for novel coronavirus and surrounding discussions among school stakeholders. The program covers medical preparations, legal and liability issues, communications, pastoral care and discrimination concerns. Considerations for day schools,...

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Red Flags and Defined Boundaries: Preventing Campus Sexual Abuse

Risk Management | Understanding these eight organizational principles will help protect students and staff. It’s one thing to have a policy in place if sexual abuse occurs on a K-12 independent school campus, but “abuse is preventable; it shouldn’t be treated as if it’s a natural disaster...

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The Digital Archives

Technology | There may be a real business case for digitizing years (or decades) of your school’s administrative records and historical documents. Article by Donna Davis From the September/October 2017 Net Assets magazine The Bottom Line Digitizing documents can...

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Case Study: a School’s Last Phishing Trip

Risk Management | Your school has probably received fishy requests for bank transfers. A forensic analysis of your email system can help prevent staff from falling for them. Article by Bob Olsen, Compass Cyber Security Background In late 2016, the CIO of an independent...

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We Must Learn to Unlearn

CEO Notebook | Strange but true: Schools are beginning to teach students not just to learn, but to unlearn. After reading about unlearning strategies at NBOA member school Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, I'm sold on the concept as well. In fact, I believe it's...

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Nowhere to Hide: Best Practices in Crisis Management

Risk Management | Amid mounting high-profile media scrutiny, independent schools embrace best practices in crisis management and communications. “When a school does the right thing, its community feels proud.” Article by Leah Thayer From the July/August 2016 Net Assets In the...

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Financial Aid Forecast

This Net Assets article (published May/Jun 2013) recaps a panel discussion held at the 2013 NBOA Annual Meeting of financial aid management companies. Along with advice from panel members, the article includes an overview of the four companies: FACTS Management, FAST, TADS, and SSS by NAIS. ...