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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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August 4th, 2021

Most Guardians Are Not Disengaged By Choice

There is no doubt that effective communications between parents and schools contribute to a student’s successful education. However, it’s hard for some families to connect with teachers and schools. Barriers like language, access, and adult literacy create a gap in parent-school communication and can leave parents feeling frustrated. So, how do you reach these out-of-touch parents? and are they disengaged
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July 26th, 2021

Key Partnership Unlocks the Digital Divide to Engage Thousands of California Families.

SchoolCNXT by CNXT Digital is proud to announce its partnership with the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), as they roll out critical resources to support family engagement, health and well-being across 126 districts. Lombard, IL – The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), an evidence-based family engagement non-profit, conducted research at the height of the pandemic and found the
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July 26th, 2021

Accessibility is Key to Family Engagement and Student Success

You think you are reaching all the families in your district – but are you? (Hint: you’re not!) Traditionally, trying to connect with families has resorted to three, unreliable channels of communication – email, robocalls, and most recently, texting solutions. With little success and the added challenges of remote learning, districts needed a communication solution that was easily accessible to
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July 21st, 2021

Connecting Families and Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically and irrevocably changed a great deal about our lives, including the ways we teach and learn as well as the methods of connecting families and schools. Although schools were already adopting various means of digital communications before the pandemic struck, this global event accelerated the process as schools transitioned overnight from brick-and-mortar settings to distance
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July 10th, 2021

Information Overload From Too Many School Communications Sources

We’ve all experienced a rise in school communications sources in the past decade. Thanks to social media sites and applications, text messaging, and video chat, we are more connected today than ever before. Schools have moved from using traditional solutions like letters, visits and phone calls to texts, websites, applications and emails. Teachers and principals have started picking up on
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June 15th, 2021

District Leaders Invest in Equity to Reshape Family Engagement

Successful family engagement has been linked to increases in attendance, academic achievement, health, social and emotional growth and even increased morale in teachers and staff,” says Abigail Emerson, host of the SchoolCNXT webinar for Equity & Family Engagement, “it helps to lay the foundation for an objectively successful school experience that opens up wonderful opportunities and a bright future for
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June 4th, 2021

How To Achieve 100% Family Activation

How do you build a strong school community when you’re only reaching half of the families? Short answer: you can’t. Each member brings not only their strengths but also their personal perspectives to the table to better the community. That’s why reaching every member is a must, but as school administrators know – that is harder than it sounds. Ever-changing
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