Parents have always had a vested interest in their children’s education. Public policy should fiercely defend the right of parents to choose an education for their children because parental choice in education is in the best interest of their children. Parental preference is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. When parents choose, kids win!
Sabbath-keeping in Christian Schools￼
Communities in which members profess faith in God should affirm human dignity in part by prioritizing Sabbath rest. Along with our churches, Christian schools should be among the communities in which the freedom of Sabbath rest is proclaimed.
Is It Worth It? Being a Christian School Educator
Is it worth it? As I meet with Christian school leaders around the country, I continue to hear about the burnout of Christian school leaders and teachers, so the question is legit. Are these good careers or not?
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 4 of 5
There are many keys needed in order for a leader to thrive before, during, and after a crisis, but one thing that absolutely can’t go missing is communication.
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 3 of 5
Leadership is hard, and school leaders benefit from the opportunity to process situations, events, and their own leadership. Schools that provide access to and support for self-stewardship and counseling better serve and will be better served by their school leaders. School leaders and their boards should prioritize resources that promote mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 2 of 5
School leaders thrive in places that provide support through strong leadership teams, support staff, and others who both balance and add to the leader’s strengths and weaknesses. Schools would do well to cultivate leadership teams that feature individuals with gifts that complement and empower each other.
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 1 of 5
Leading is hard. Leading during an unforeseen crisis is even harder. We must see each crisis not as something to white-knuckle our way through but as an invitation to growth and transformation as Christian leaders and school communities.
New Research Released: Christian Schools and COVID-19 Responses
Just like schools from all sectors across the globe, Christian schools were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. In an effort to understand the responses of Christian schools, ACSI Research conducted a survey of U.S. member schools in late April 2020.
The survey shares feedback regarding the transition to distance formats, current distance learning practices, financial impact, enrollment projections, and more.