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News – From SAIS President Debra Wilson – November 2021

Hello Friends! Welcome to November. It has finally cooled down here in the low country and Halloween night brought a bumper crop of trick or treaters to our front door. This month’s Headlines has a lot of information about dashboards […]

Data Science Standards

Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education at Stanford and Rob Gould, professor of statistics at UCLA have joined forces to propose data literacy standards for PK-12 students. The authors begin with a 2016 Stanford study indicating that students are not […]

Obtain Meaningful and Actionable Feedback with SAIS Surveys

Surveys offer schools valuable information from stakeholders in the school community. SAIS offers a variety of survey options developed to gather feedback from parents, students, faculty, and trustees. School Community Feedback Survey For parents, faculty, and upper school students, the […]

Beyond Salary for Heads of School Packages

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From SAIS President Debra Wilson

October 2021 Hello Friends! October always feels like a surprise to me. It’s not quite that September didn’t happen, but it happens so fast. September was a very full month at SAIS, as it brought about the launch of our […]

Working Through Conflict With the Board

SAIS reached out to Annual Conference speakers, Anne-Marie Balzano and Arti Betof of Mission & Data to tap their expertise in addressing conflict on the board and how to move forward in a positive direction. Anne-Marie Balzano brings a wealth […]

More Good Conflict, Less High Conflict: An Interview with Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley is a New York Times bestselling author, an investigative journalist and host of the Slate podcast How To!  Amanda’s writing combines storytelling with data to help illuminate hard problems and help find solutions. She writes about human behavior, […]

Beyond the Open House: A Follow-Up With Randolph School

In 2017, NAIS published this piece titled “Beyond the Open House: How Schools Makes Parent Engagement Fun & Effective” in their Independent Ideas blog. SAIS member Randolph School is featured so we contacted them for an update on parent engagement strategies during COVID. […]

FastStats: The Director of Communications

By Jeff Mitchell, Head of School, Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, TN The pandemic has magnified the importance of school. Of school being in-person. Of all the roles in our schools. Perhaps near the top of the list is the director […]

A Checklist for Crisis Planning & Preparation

When the pandemic turned everything we thought we knew upside down overnight, many schools were left scrambling with their crisis teams and developing “just in time” communications to keep their school community informed. More than a year later, we can […]