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10 Tips to Increase Your School’s Website Accessibility

Everyone should be able to use your school website – especially those with disabilities. Not only is it the right thing to do, your school could face lawsuits if your site is not accessible. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are…
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Communication and Advancement

Four Recruitment Tips for Parents

Parents are advocates for their child’s K-12 private school. They believe in your school’s teachers, values, and quality of education. So how can you help them promote your school to other families? There are four easy things they can do…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement

Removing Pending Agreements

Occasionally plans change and you’ll need to remove an agreement from your pending list or remove families from your roster in the FACTS Tuition Management system. Here’s your guide on how to do it! Deleting pending agreements has two purposes:…
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School Operations

Changing Staff in FACTS SIS

As you close out the year, the inevitable transition of staff in and out of the school becomes a factor in maintaining your SIS database. How do you inactivate the staff members leaving and make sure new staff members are…
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School Operations

10 Steps: LinkedIn for Your School

Most principals and teachers know that social media — especially LinkedIn — is a powerful tool to connect with their community organizations, sister institutions, parents, and alumni. They even have a LinkedIn account for their school. But how to start…
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Communication and Advancement

SEO Tips for Schools

Improving your school’s SEO (search engine optimization) results requires good content and effective links. (And we don’t need to tell you how important it is for your school to be found in Google search results!) The trick to SEO is…
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School Operations

A Legacy in Sales

Every day at work is different when you’re Jim Owens, managing director of K-12 sales. Whether it’s budgeting, forecasting, people planning, sales strategy, or growing association partnerships, each day brings a level of unpredictability. That suits Jim just fine. He’s…
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Leadership Development

Moving Students From FACTS Application to Enrollment

We often receive calls about moving students from the FACTS Application to Enrollment stage. This outline provides a step-by-step guide to moving students, and also shows the additional steps necessary if you use FACTS Incidental Billing instead of Student Billing….
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School Operations

Top Security for All Schools

Mike Walters is the chief information officer at Nelnet Business Solutions — FACTS’ parent company. His 27 years of experience include various roles in IT and processing for life insurance companies. Throughout his career, he’s had one goal: keeping data…
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Leadership Development Security and Compliance

Update Your Contacts in FACTS

It’s that time of year to make sure your contacts and school enrollment size are updated in the FACTS Tuition Management and Grant & Aid Assessment systems. To update your enrollment size, please contact your account manager or account management…
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School Operations

Life Hack: When the Enrollment/Marketing Team is Just You

While some schools may have an entire team focused on enrollment or marketing, many institutions lack the resources to staff a multi-personnel enrollment, marketing, or admissions office. So, if your team consists of one person (maybe that person is you!),…
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Communication and Advancement School Operations

Cybersecurity While Traveling

Summer is finally here and vacation season is in full-swing. We all know that proper planning helps make for a perfect vacation. And, with these simple cybersecurity tips, you too can have a marvelous, relaxed getaway. Planning Your Vacation: Avoid…
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Security and Compliance