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August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part IV: Board Subcommittees – Their Role In Supporting The Mission and Stability of the School

(Part Four of a Four Part Letter on Governance) The long-term stability of the school and the integrity of the school’s mission depends to a great […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part II: The Role of Change in School Instability

(Part Two of a Four Part Letter on Governance) Why are 80% of all heads fired?: The loss of institutional memory. It is very important for […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part I: What’s At Risk For Independent Schools

(Part One of a Four Part Letter on Governance) Regaining Institutional Memory Twenty years ago many board members of independent schools served without term limits, and […]
August 1, 2015

Leadership Of Schools And The Longevity Of Heads

There are serious problems in the structure of our boards and our schools that damage their long-term financial and emotional health. This is caused by the […]
August 1, 2015

Performance Pay Can Work In Independent Schools

The Best of Times For Independent Schools Independent schools are experiencing the best of times. Fund raising as well as tuition are going up steadily. Most […]
August 1, 2015

Faculty Salary Systems: Rapid and Systematic Changes in Schools Worldwide

State schools, public schools, independent schools and international schools throughout the world are studying and undertaking dramatic changes in teacher salary systems and structures. These changes, […]
August 1, 2015

The Professional Growth "Trap"

A common misconception among heads of school and teachers in US and international schools is that professional growth and teacher accountability are either incompatible objectives, or […]
August 1, 2015

Trends from the Trenches – Patterns in Faculty Benefits

In a time of economic uncertainty and an anticipated teacher shortage, independent schools are searching for ways to attract and retain quality teachers. One way is […]
August 1, 2015

The Faculty Salary Challenge: Not Just How Much, But How?

Ladder, Band and Range Considerations and the School’s Philosophy of Compensation In independent schools, the four key elements of compensation planning are: the philosophy of compensation; […]
August 1, 2015

When And Why Teachers Decide To “Organize”

The key to independent school quality has been strong leaders, committed faculty, healthy boards and the ability to adapt to changing markets and educational directions. The […]