Do Parents of Prospective Students Say “Ooh” and “Ahh” About Your School, or Do They Say “Eww” and “Aww”? (February 2024 “Next Practice” Insight)

While this month’s Next Practice Insight’s title probably says it all, what follows provides two exemplars of the sentiment expressed. […]

Why Do Parents Choose Your School for Their Children’s Education: Or, What Does the Data Say? (January 2024 “Next Practice” Insight)

A few years ago, I was privileged to sit-in on a conversation between two authors – one that wrote the […]

Financial Aid? Tuition Assistance? Scholarship? What’s the Difference? (December 2023 “Next Practice” Insight)

(This is a peek at the articles that will be available to you with the Premium Membership in SchoolAdvancement.  These […]

Estimate Your School’s Enrollment for Next Year Now! (November 2023 “Next Practice” Insight)

Please note: This is part of the Next Practice Insights series of articles which will be available as a part […]

Are You a Trader or an Investor? (October 2023 “Next Practice” Insight)

When I worked for a Diocesan Office for Catholic Schools, I would sometimes stop for a cup of coffee at […]

A New Way to Talk About Your Tuition (September 2023 “Next Practice” Insight)

One of the concerns I hear from principals and business managers in just about every school I visit is that […]

Financial Aid and Scholarship Application Timing and Talking (August 2023 “Next Practice” Insight)

When does your school begin its financial aid application process? I know that some schools start it in October – […]

Generations X (The ME Generation), Y (The Millennials) and Z (the Digitals) (July 2023 “Next Practice” Insight)

If you’ve read my book on Retention, then you know why parents of students in your school are the way they are.  […]

Thinking Differently – About the Calendar

At the start of every new year – calendar, fiscal year, or even one’s birthday – there is a spirit […]

“Next” Practices are Different From “Best” Practices

Everyone can point to some “Best Practices” they follow.  For instance, in the field of automotive sales, it’s a best practice for […]