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School Operations

Best Practices for Financial Aid Distribution

Brandy Emery’s job is to distribute $6 million in tuition assistance at Cleveland’s Saint Ignatius High School. About half of the 1,500 boys attending the Jesuit college preparatory high school are eligible for aid, but determining the most fair and…
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Financial Management Grant & Aid Assessment
School Operations

Why Principal Prefers Video Observations

St. Columba is a PreK-8 school with about 250 students. They have one section per grade level, 15 teachers, three aides and a very limited, but dedicated support staff. The principal at St. Columba must serve in all capacities —…
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Helping FACTS Families with Tax Preparation

Tax season is upon us, and your school’s parents will start to gather all the information they need to properly file their 2018 returns. Part of the information parents are looking for may include payments they’ve made to your school….
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School Operations

How Enrollment Management is Shifting in the Modern Admissions Office

For many years, the gold standard in school admissions offices was to have a well-defined and universal tier of admissions professionals. Most schools, no matter whether they were independent, faith-based, or otherwise affiliated, followed this same model. The director of…
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Administration
School Operations

Private K-12 Schools Should Say “Yes” to Federal Programs

A letter is arriving around the holidays — don’t miss it! They’re here — the days that students embrace with glee, teachers face with resolve, and administrators address with trepidation. As soon as the Trick or Treat sugar buzz wears…
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FACTS Ed Professional Development
School Operations

School Spotlight: The Pine School – Stuart, FL

What does it really mean to go paperless at a school? We sat down with Virginia Allen, assistant business manager at The Pine School to find out. “To go green, all it takes is commitment,” said Allen. The Pine School…
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Administration
School Operations

10 Important Things to Add to Your School’s Website

Do you have a few extra minutes? Here are 10 important things you can update on your school website this weekend: Don’t bother with a generic contact form on your Contact page. On the other hand, do include a link to your online…
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Website Design
School Operations

Are Your Development and Fundraising Efforts Evolving With Technology?

The typical donor engagement path continues to change with the influx of millennial alumni and more tech-savvy constituents. What does this mean for our schools? It’s time to re-evaluate our development and fundraising best practices to continue to reach both…
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Professional Development Website Design
School Operations

Maintaining a Clean Student Database Doesn’t Have to be Challenging

Tips and Tools to Simplify Record Updating Maintaining an updated and duplicate-free database is difficult. Because people consistently move addresses, change phone numbers and emails, and their family situation changes, there can be a lot of hands in your database…
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Administration Website Design
School Operations

Help Your School Grow Social Media Reach, Audience

Ideas and Tactics for Success Schools all over the country are working to find the perfect recipe for social media success. I feel your pain. It seems as soon as you start seeing success on one social media channel, there…
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Website Design
School Operations

Website Mistakes Your School Should Avoid in 2018

Plus what to consider when updating your design I recently spoke with a school administrator who expressed her frustration about the rapidly changing trends around school website design. “It feels like we have to update our website every year,” she…
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Website Design
School Operations

Turn Your School’s Pinterest Account into an Effective Marketing Tool

How do you distinguish your school online using social media? Social media marketing is more important than ever and Pinterest is rapidly becoming one of the most widely-used among school marketing professionals. How do you take full advantage of your…
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Website Design
School Operations