Be More than a School

Being a parochial school causes people to think all you do is provide an education and teach religion. You know the lifelong success of your students depends on more than that. […]

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Changing Competition

Parochial schools have many competitors. Just when it seems the competitors have everything going their way, things change. […]

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School Vouchers

The amount of discussion regarding school vouchers is increasing. Are vouchers good for parochial schools? […]

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Three Important Words

The reality is that it is another tough year for parochial schools. Once again, many are seeing a decline in enrollment. There is concern about donor generosity. Most of the public schools, charter schools, cyber schools, and other private and Christian schools are improving their academic performance. […]

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Make The School Relevant

Christian education is relevant. However, the individual Christian school that is providing the education may be perceived as lacking relevance. Last week we posted the first article in this series. This article illustrates some of the points. […]

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It is the economy

A commonly held view is that the economy is causing the decline in Christian school and parochial school enrollment. It is a convenient explanation. Is it a reasonable explanation? […]

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Strategic Thinking

Leaders must think strategically. However, we seldom train them to do what we demand. Many who serve on a nonprofit board are serving on a board for the first time. Their employment requires operational thinking. As a result, they think about details first, the big picture second, and strategy is a problem solving tool rather than a planning tool. […]

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What is the board talking about?

If the board is talking about the wrong subjects, the organization will go in the wrong direction or no direction at all. […]

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Decision-Making

Success is a 50/50 proposition. Half of success is making the right decision. Half of success is being able to execute the decision. […]

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Christian School Leadership

Should we fire the principal who blames the lack of funds, declining enrollment, lack of parental involvement, or some other set of excuses for the failure of the school to deliver the desired results? Sometimes the answer is yes. The answer is no most of the time. […]

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