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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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April 30th, 2021

The Power of Two-Way Communication

When you think about family engagement, what comes to mind? Probably coming to ‘Meet the Teacher Night’, participating in school events, or volunteering to stay involved – but what you don’t think about is the power of two-way communication and how it can boost engagement. Direct, two-way communication is essential to family engagement and parental involvement. The term “Parental Involvement”,
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April 14th, 2021

Overcoming Adult Literacy Barriers to Engagement

Teachers and school staff, school administrators, and district communication teams expend a considerable amount of effort to ensure that they are able to reach all of the families they serve. They work hard to reach families who encounter various barriers. But what about guardians who face literacy challenges? Reaching these families can pose serious difficulty for two reasons: It is
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April 6th, 2021

Should I Even Bother? The Benefits of Direct Student Communication

When I was in 7th grade, I earned an ‘E’ in math. Not an ‘E’ for “exceeds expectations,” more an ‘E’ for “extreme errors in judgement and time management skills.” I had always struggled with math, and by just a few weeks into the year I had fallen so far behind in the material that even the basic homework assignments
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