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January 3rd, 2022

Starting the Year Off Strong – Investing in your school communication strategy

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives with commitments to bettering themselves. These resolutions can help people reset their intentions in positive ways. When all is said and done, we all want to start the year strong. School districts can do the same thing. Your schools can use the new year to reset their relationships with
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December 13th, 2021

Combating the Slump : Staying engaged during a break

Winter break is around the corner! Thoughts are turning from lesson plans, grades, and tests to gifts, holiday movies, and time with family. Our natural inclinations as educators are to place our engagement tools on “do not disturb” during the holiday season. It is fair to feel that way, given that the start of the ‘21-’22 school year has been
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December 8th, 2021

Your Communication Report Card and the Importance of Data in Your School’s Communication Strategy

It’s that time of year already! Students are receiving their progress reports, but has your school checked its communications report card? How much visibility do you have on how your school’s communication strategy is performing? Are you able to see which guardians have seen a message or who has not engaged in a while? If you can’t, you are missing
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November 22nd, 2021

Improve School Communications – Lighten Your Staff’s Load

One of the most troubling issues facing school districts in recent years has been school staff shortages . These shortages have affected teachers, bus drivers and all other members of your district staff. This means that everyone from teachers to district admin is likely covering more shifts and duties like lunch breaks, recess, and pick-up and drop-off. They may even
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November 5th, 2021

More than the Content of the Classroom: Social Emotional Learning and Communication with Guardians

The recent school years have been emotionally draining with health stressors, social-political tension, and strained remote learning situations. How are you and other teachers working with and guiding students on dealing with the emotional weight? Many methods are used to meet the ‘whole child’ in the classroom; Social Emotional Learning (SEL) can be one.  Learning as a Whole   The
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October 25th, 2021

Communication Accommodations for Parents and Guardians – Meeting their needs

Not all students learn in the same way. Not all students have the same abilities or the same needs. In the classroom setting, we have programs, such as IEPs and 504s, in place that provide accommodations to students who demonstrate unmet needs. These are intended to remove barriers that exist between the student and learning. They help level  the playing
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October 5th, 2021

SMS Texting versus Engagement Apps in School Communications

In this age of technology, sending paper newsletters home with students is a defunct practice. To keep with modern times, today’s school systems are adopting digital solutions to connect teachers, students and families. In particular, text messaging has become a popular medium. Unfortunately, SMS texting is not designed to address the dynamic needs of a socially and economically diverse school
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October 5th, 2021

How Schools Can Use an Engagement Platform to Enhance Their Brand

A brand is not merely a logo, nor is it a glossy strategy to convince audiences to engage with a product or organization . A brand is something that everyone can feel united under using the power of connection and shared values. This is what a school brand is — an authentic story of what an institution is at its
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August 11th, 2021

How Communications Foster Equitable Parent Engagement & Improve Equity and Diversity Efforts for Districts

A district-wide equity and diversity plan is commonplace across the country. It’s also federally required for those schools receiving Title I funding to adhere to guidelines in The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in order to protect low-income and minority students in schools. Making sure that information and communications are available between parents, students, and schools is essential. And it’s
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