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NCAIS: Weekly Digest

Thursday, August 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Patrick Saunders
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Weekly Digest

Welcome to the August 5, 2013 edition of the North Carolina Association of Independent School’s Weekly Digest! Happy August! Looking for a way to acknowledge and recognize the amazing academic leaders in your school? Look no further! The Academic Leaders Planning Committee is looking for additional members (specifically Department Chairs and Academic Deans) to help facilitate statewide cohort groups. This is an awesome opportunity to grow professionally and develop a network of colleagues. Please contactLaura Blackburn, Director of Professional Development, for more information and/or to volunteer yourself and/or someone at your school. A huge thank you to the 22 academic leaders who have already committed to ensuring the success of these cohort groups for the 2013-2014 school year and beyond.


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Professional Learning

Resources

Advocacy

Legislative Information

Professional Learning

Excitement is in the air; August is a month full of planning and preparing as all your students anxiously await their class schedules and anticipate a year full of possibilities. Once the students settle into their daily routines, a new planning phase starts and we have developed a wonderful professional learning workshop in September for Admissions staff, Upper School Administrators and Teachers, as well as Heads of School entitled Globalizing Your Campus: Effective Methods for Recruiting and Supporting International Students. Please join New Oasis and your colleagues for an exciting opportunity to learn how to create, enhance, and/or expand your school’s commitment to global education. For a complete listing of the 2013-2014 Professional Learning Opportunities, please visit the NCAIS Web-site.

Resources

Interested in learning how to leverage Twitter? How to begin blogging? How to use coaches in your online spaces? How to build a PLN?Powerful Learning Practice is hosting free Sunday night Twitter Chats Series. For more information and to register click HERE.

Advocacy
Help NCAIS Advocate for Independent Education! For more information about this advocacy effort, please click HERE. Thank you in advance for sharing your school's information.

Legislative Information

IRS Compliance

What can our schools learn from the recent IRS Nonprofit College and University Compliance Project regarding the future of our tax status? Key areas of concern are unrelated business income and executive compensation. Click Here to read an article by attorneys at Venable, LLP to learn how this may ultimately impact our schools.

Guns on Campus

If your school has employees who live on campus, you will want to check out recent legislation that amends firearms laws. It may be necessary for your board to take action if you want to prevent employees living on campus from having concealed weaponsClick Here to read the final version of HB 937 (page 3, Section 2 (j), starting on line 10.)Click Here to read the general statute (14-269) which this legislation amends.





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