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What Worked in K-12 Parent Communication: Four Takeaways from the Pandemic

Published on April 25, 2022

The initial pandemic school closures created both challenges and opportunities for K-12 school districts with regard to communicating with their students' families.  While some districts struggled to engage with parents and students, others were able to actually increase and improve the lines of communication between school and home. The University of Chicago studied the communication outcomes of Chicago Public Schools during the COVID-19 closures and found several key insights that contributed to effective communication with families. 

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SchoolStatus Names Scott Mitchell as Chief Financial Officer

Published on April 12, 2022

With deep experience in corporate financial planning, Mitchell will bolster SchoolStatus’ leadership and growth in communications and operations technology for the K-12 market

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Life Lessons in Travel: the importance and necessity of school trips

Published on March 30, 2022

It's Spring and with the warmer weather comes opportunities to get back out into the world. What will this be like for students after two years where nothing was normal? I’ve been thinking about my own school experience and my fourth-grade teacher Ms. Gelda at P.S. 97 Highlawn School in New York. Like most of us, I had many elementary school teachers, but Ms. Gelda is the one I have the fondest memories of. Why did this fourth-grade teacher have such an impact on me? Of all the teachers I had growing up, what made her special?

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6 Tips for a Choosing a K12 Student Data Solution

Published on March 08, 2022

It’s no secret that district administrators and educators have a lot on their plates right now. Between mitigating lost instructional time, preparing for benchmark and state exams, and engaging with families, there is not enough time to be strategic with your student data.

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SchoolStatus Acquires TeachBoost

Published on March 03, 2022

TeachBoost supports educator observations, evaluations, and coaching to personalize professional development and support student success

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5 Tips for Better Communication Oversight in 2022

Published on February 14, 2022

Hundreds of conversations between educators and parents are taking place every day. The problem is the exchanges are taking place through different modes from apps and platforms, to phones and email. How are district leaders going to reach the parent engagement goals in the strategic plan without organized structure or transparency?  Here are five tips to help you gain oversight on parent communication at the district level. 


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SchoolStatus Teams with San Marcos CISD to Present Equitable, Transparent Parent Communication at FETC

Published on February 02, 2022

The SchoolStatus crew was excited to be back in person at the 2022 Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida January 25th-28th.  FETC is one of the most innovative events in the education space. If you aren’t familiar with the conference, check out the website for more information on next years’ show in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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Why Your District Struggles with Communication Strategy

Published on January 14, 2022

What this Superintendent Did to Gain Oversight 

If you’ve ever felt like you had no oversight into parent communication in your district, you aren’t alone.

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How to Use Parent Communication Data for Student Success

Published on November 15, 2021

A Data Scientist’s guide for using quantitative and qualitative student data together to maximize academic performance.

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SchoolStatus Acquires Operoo; Accelerates Vision to Build World's Leading Unified K-12 Analytics, Communications, and Workflow Platform

Published on October 26, 2021

Integration of leading school operations and productivity technology expands SchoolStatus’ comprehensive platform and empowers K-12 schools to further streamline communications between school and home

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In the News

SchoolStatus Wins 2022 Top Ed Tech Product of the Year

SchoolStatus Wins Top EdTech Product of 2022 January 6, 2022 | District Administration

Top product: SchoolStatus Communication Platform featuring Video ChatA SaaS platform that enables two-way, secure communication between school and home informed by comprehensive, real-time student and district data.

2022 Edtech Predictions—New Year, New Promises

SchoolStatus CEO Russ Davis Talks Predictions for 2022 January 4, 2022 | eSchoolNews

In this edition of Getting There: Innovations in Education Podcast, Seven ways education can change for the better | 64 bets on how tech will benefit students, parents, and teachers this year | How asynchronous video provides special complements to in-person instruction.

4 predictions for 2022: Communications, edtech and data will drive student success

SchoolStatus CEO Russ Davis Talks Predictions for 2022 December 16, 2021 | District Administration

With more in-depth data, educators can be more informed about their students.During the COVID pandemic, technology served as a lifeline for educators and students.Educators rose to the challenge and built their skills and knowledge in using digital platforms, and communicating with students and families virtually to keep students engaged and learning.

Parents Are the New Customer in EdTech

EdTech Today with Marcus Kingsley April 16, 2021 | EdTech Today

While some parents are poised to be more involved than ever before, other parents have been lost. SchoolStatus is set to further reinforce its position as the leading platform for data-informed communication.

4 Tips to Streamline Parent Engagement

parent-teacher-engagement March 29, 2021 | eSchool News

COVID has made simple and consistent parent-teacher engagement a bit more challenging, but not impossible--here are some tips.

How home visits help boost early literacy in Mississippi

EDUCATION INSPIRATION February 9, 2021 | DistrictAdmin

"I always ask, 'What can we as a school district do to help your child with reading," Mississippi superintendent says.

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