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Know Your Payment Security Terms

Information technology and security have plenty of acronyms and new terminology – which can leave people who do not work in the field feeling a little out of touch. To help, here’s a few industry terms that you may find…
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Security and Compliance

Present at FACTS Elevate 2020 in Orlando

As a current FACTS client, you’re invited to speak at FACTS Elevate 2020 at Walt Disney World in Orlando. If you’re an expert in your field or a confident FACTS product user, we’d love for you to share your knowledge…
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Incidental Billing and Payment Forms

Incidental Billing If your institution has charges that should be paid via FACTS but should not be included in a tuition payment plan, Incidental Billing is a great way to assess those charges. This billing product is ideal for occasional,…
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Communication and Advancement School Operations

There at Every Step

“FACTS works, so we can work on other things.” When Jodi Mutch moved to rural Michigan years ago, she and her husband enrolled their children in the only private school within driving distance – Holy Name Catholic School. At the…
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Communication and Advancement School Operations

How Teacher-Collected Videos Topped the Effectiveness of In-Classroom Observation

The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard found in their “Best Foot Forward” study that using video instead of in-classroom observation improved several dimensions of the classroom observation process by: Increasing teachers’ perception of fairness. Reducing defensiveness in post-observation…
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Classroom Experience School Operations

Addressing the M Word

Gain insight on what the millennial generation needs before they’ll engage with your school’s needs. “How do you get millennial donors and alumni to actually participate? Not just give, but also participate?” It’s a fair question, and one I get…
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Communication and Advancement

Understanding the Importance of Digital Citizenship

Three tips for creating purposeful student-driven content Across the country, many school leaders are beginning to have conversations about the importance of raising a generation of informed digital citizens. These conversations are critical to not only helping students understand the…
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Utilizing ESSA Title II Funds With Video

Did you know you can use ESSA Title II Funds to bring teacher feedback video into the classroom? Administrators and teachers are constantly tasked with finding different ways to improve their schools and deliver a better experience for their students….
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

Evolving to Serve Those in Need

Tips to help your school and families have a better experience with your financial aid program The financial aid application process continues to evolve — we’ve seen this happen with the transition from paper to online applications. It’s safe to…
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Six Strategies to Modernize and Increase Alumni Giving

I often hear fundraising professionals say that they don’t need to promote online giving because their donors are mostly senior citizens. But research shows a different story. In a 2014 Dunham+Company study, 59 percent of donors 66 years old or…
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Communication and Advancement

Five Tips for Keeping School Information Safe

Working within a school requires handling paperwork, electronic records, and a wide variety of data. The data owners and school administration expect that sensitive data, including confidential, personal, health, and financial information will be managed safely and securely. Here are…
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Communication and Advancement Security and Compliance

FACTS SIS Attendance

FACTS SIS Training Outlines Training outlines provide a helpful step-by step approach to features of the FACTS SIS system, like the Attendance Overview. Attendance Setup Attendance: it’s kind of a big deal.   Attendance in FACTS SIS    Did you…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations