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Guidance for Christian School Administrators on Title II Part A Services

Make the most of Title II Part A services for the benefit of your faculty's professional development! Learn more about these services and how you can participate.  Visit the Title II Part A Services Resource page and find guidance for navigating your next Title II request.  

 

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Looking For Past NEXUS Keynote Sessions? They Are Now Available in ConNEXUS Premium!

For those of you who attended NEXUS in recent years and have been asking us, "When can I see (insert your favorite speaker's name) again?" The time is here. Catch up on all of the NEXUS keynote sessions now in ConNEXUS Premium! 

Cynthia Tobias—Motivating Students to Take Charge of Their Own Success

Who was your favorite NEXUS speaker?   

  • Dr. Dan Egeler—A Pilgrimage to Servanthood: Wearing the Mantle of Humility
  • Cynthia Tobias—Motivating Students to Take Charge of Their Own Success
  • Jon Bergmann—Taking the Flipped Classroom to the Next Level
  • Kristin Barbour—Walk a Mile in Students' Shoes: Differentiating Between Low Motivation, Curriculum Casualties, and Learning Disabilities
  • Alan November—The Top Survival Skills for Teachers: Critical Thinking Using the Web
  • Dr. Bill Brown—Effective or Defective?  Equipping Students for Lifelong Vision
  • Dr. Vernard Gant—Head, Hands, Heart: Three-Dimenstional Education
  • Dr. Kevin Washburn—Fueling Learning: Sparking Curiosity in the 21st Century Classroom
  • David Kinnaman—Why Our Students Are Leaving the Church and What You Can Do About It as a Teacher
  • Eric Metaxas—Miracles

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Continuing education that meets your needs—when you need it, where you need it.

ConNEXUS Premium provides over 500 hours of courses in 40 topic-based channels designed to help educators address their continuing education needs.  

Subscribe now and engage in ongoing, sustained professional learning with the tools to help you grow professionally and teach with excellence. 

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ConNEXUS

In ConNEXUS, Christian educators become part of a large community of other Christian educators where individuals can seek input from colleagues for solutions to the instructional challenges in their classroom. You can help your peers by sharing your expertise and personal experiences and benefit from your colleagues as they share theirs. This is informal professional development. 

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Featured Resources
Religious Hiring—Discriminating on a Religious Basis in Employment Decisions

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees that U.S. employers which are established as religious organizations may discriminate on a religious basis when hiring and making personnel decisions.

What Schools Must Prove to Make Employee Decisions on Faith

Several court cases have examined the religious organization and religious criteria requirements. Member schools must be able to show not only their religious nature, but they also must be able to articulate religious criteria for the employment decisions they make.

Ten Reasons for Religious Staffing

For over thirty years, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, has honored the right of faith-based organizations to choose the employees who can best further their missions, by explicitly acknowledging in section 702(a) their freedom to use religious criteria when making employment decisions. This religious staffing option is not an exemption from the Civil Rights Act, but a freedom incorporated into it.

Online Community Discussions 
AP Biology teachers      
I am currently writing the audit for AP Biology, and I could use help figuring out how to word what I will be teaching under the Big Idea: Evolution. Has anyone climbed this mountain, and do you have help to offer. It would be great if your audit has been accepted.
Fidget tools    
With the new fidget spinner craze, fidget toys have become a topic for our staff. Can anyone offer insight to their benefits, purposes, drawbacks, or best practices at your schools?
Board Vetting Process  
We are beginning the implementation of a board member vetting process. The first task that we have set out to do is to have prospective board members fill out a questionnaire that will give us insight into their thoughts on the school and its direction as well as any strengths they will bring to the board table. Does anyone possess a questionnaire that has worked well for them as they vet board member candidates?     
Featured Member Benefit

ACSI proudly presents its Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies carefully chosen to benefit you—our member schools—and to assist you in accomplishing your life-changing mission. Our goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the goals and purposes of Christian schooling and desire to assist you in your work as you educate the next generation of leaders.

ACSI's Strategic Partnership Program has four categories of organizations, National Corporate PartnersAffinity PartnersApproved Providers, and our newest category, Ministry Partners. You are encouraged to contact all of our partners and providers and see how they can provide additional services to your school ministry.