Independent School Executive Forum
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District Leadership Forum
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Research & Insights
Leverage Financial Aid to Advance Your Independent School's Mission
In 2020 many independent schools are reexamining their approach to financial aid, largely driven by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation’s reckoning with racial justice. EAB has identified two approaches to financial aid for schools to implement as a strategy to realize their enrollment goals and achieve their school mission.
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Expanding the Enrollment Funnel
Independent schools can achieve their enrollment goals by expanding their funnel with a more proactive enrollment strategy. This resource center is designed to take the insights and best practices from our research on enrollment management and translate them into actionable change on your campus.
Independent School Student and Family Retention Strategies Compendium
In order to retain enrollments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent schools will need to be clear about what they can provide to students and families outside of face-to-face learning. To address value concerns, independent schools must take extra measures to sustain a sense of community and highlight the unique value of the independent school experience. This resource provides a collection of strategies to use over the summer months and into the coming school year to help schools to engage students and families for purposes of retention.
Ensuring Independent School Financial Sustainability
With growing concerns about economic and demographic changes, price of tuition, and questions of the value of independent school education, financial sustainability is an issue for independent schools. Discover how independent schools can overcome demographic, enrollment, and affordability concerns to become more fiscally stable and sustainable.
Community Engagement with Budget Processes
This research brief explores how profiled districts create opportunities for the community to participate in the budget process.
Budget Prioritization for Strategic Initiatives
This report explores the strategies used by four public school districts to allocate budgetary resources to support strategic initiatives.
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Senior Director, Research
Cybersecurity in the COVID-19 Era: How Chief Technology Officers and Superintendents can Keep Up with Evolving Threats
EAB experts will share insights about the evolving cybersecurity challenges our school systems face and quick wins bolster security in the COVID-19 era.
Creating a Crisis Relief Fund
Independent school communities are feeling the financial impact of COVID-19. As a result, many schools have started short-term relief funds to help with everything from staff monthly rent obligations to tuition assistance.