Four Ways Board Members Can Maximize Enrollment

Posted by Scott Barron on May 28, 2018 2:03:41 PM

As long as enrollment is the primary source of revenue for the school, the school board will be very interested in how to improve and grow it. When the board and the administration work as a cohesive team, growth is more likely to happen. So, how can board members appropriately contribute to the enrollment goals?

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Topics: School Boards, Enrollment

What the Facilities Team Wants You to Know

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 29, 2018 9:02:09 PM

The people responsible for the facilities at a school sometimes lack a voice in helping overcome the barriers to excellence, so we took the time to interview a gentleman with many years of experience supporting the needs of educators. Having worked in both public and private education, he shared some valuable wisdom in the question and answer format below.

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Topics: School Growth

Assessing Organizational Health in Philly

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 26, 2018 7:52:21 AM

Today we're guiding school business officers through a self-assessment of organizational health. Using the School Growth Optimize Performance Model, this workshop at the PAISBOA annual meeting in Philadelphia will provide insight on the factors that may be limiting effectiveness and quality.

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Topics: Strategy, Finance

Gain Advantage Through a Leadership Retreat

Posted by Scott Barron on Mar 9, 2018 9:47:05 AM

 

Leading a school is extraordinarily stressful without a cohesive team that has clarity, communicates expertly, and consistently executes day-to-day.

Motivated by the joys of working with such a productive team, schools have asked us to help them gain advantage through a leadership retreat--one that is designed to increase leadership capacity, organizational health, and continuous improvement.

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Topics: School Culture, School Growth

The ONE THING that a School Strategic Plan Must Prioritize

Posted by Scott Barron on Mar 6, 2018 11:28:37 AM

Do you have a strategic plan or school improvement plan? Have you prioritized the ONE THING that has the biggest impact on student growth and overall school growth?

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Topics: School Design, School Growth, Leadership

Succession Planning - Expecting the Unexpected

Posted by Dr. John Storey on Feb 26, 2018 10:54:27 AM

Research indicates that within the next few years 68% of sitting heads will either retire or move to another school.  This high level of change may be attributed to baby boomers delaying retirement as a result of the financial recession of 2008, and it is also triggered by school board quality issues.

Does your school have a well-defined leadership succession plan?

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Topics: Leadership, Human Resources

SGF Simplifies the Path to Replicating Remarkable Schools

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 28, 2017 11:20:18 AM

Since founding School Growth LLC in 2008, we've worked with thousands of private, public, and charter schools, around the world. We’ve seen great ones, some awful ones, and a majority in between. With this uniquely broad range of experience, I can confidently tell you that American schools are better than the publicly stated opinions of most politicians and business leaders.

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Topics: School Growth Foundation

GoEnnounce Student Centric Digital Citizenship Portfolio

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 22, 2017 5:30:48 PM

GoEnnounce delivers a new way for schools to teach and reinforce digital citizenship. Using this beautifully designed application, students can track, save, and share their academic and extracurricular progress with family, friends, and advisers. They can highlight awards and accomplishments, post updates, showcase school work, and even raise money for school-related activities. 

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Topics: Educational Technology

ATL Innovation Workshop Offered Diversity of Mission and Learning

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 15, 2017 12:03:35 PM

Will you achieve a breakthrough in the next 90 days? You may have a strategic plan for communicating your vision, but what about your tactical plan? This week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, a group of schools gathered in Atlanta to participate in our Innovation Workshop, developing a tactical plan to achieve remarkable results by September 30th. 

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Topics: Events, Innovation Planning

School Violence and the Long-term Impact

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 10, 2017 12:35:11 PM

An article in the Washington Post yesterday highlighted the life-changing experience for 1st graders who survived a shooting massacre on their playground in Townville Elementary on September 28, 2016. No child should have to endure such a horrific experience, and the long-term impact is real.

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Topics: Safety and Security, Leadership Resiliency

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