SchoolStatus, the K12 edtech company that harnesses student data insight to power teacher conversations, today announced the hiring of a new Vice President of Sales, Marcus Kingsley. Kingsley is a technology sales leader with more than fifteen years of experience in international sales and marketing.
Who Doesn’t Need a Laugh This Year?!
Everyone is tired of hearing it, but this school year has been challenging. Whether it’s dealing with technology issues, digitizing your lessons, or engaging students you can’t even see, teachers have been on the front lines to keep our communities sane and functioning. So the question is, who doesn’t need a laugh right now?
Each year public schools spend millions of dollars on copyright-protected textbooks. Districts do this even though we now live in a digitally dominated world full of open-sourced books. But there’s an alternative.
In late September, the Texas Education Agency began requiring schools to submit information about COVID-19 cases via an online form each Monday. The form is to be used by Texas Local Education Agency (LEA) staff to report test-confirmed cases in public schools. Antibody testing does not need to be reported. TEA will link to the data from their COVID-19 website.
Starting Monday, October 12th, all K12 school districts in Michigan will be required to provide a public notice detailing COVID-affected buildings or locations to the school community in a highly visible location on the school’s website. In addition, direct notification to persons who were in close contact with the infected individuals will need to take place.
Communicating with parents can be a challenge. You want to keep parents informed about what is going on in the classroom as well as provide them the tools or advice they need to support their children at home. Creating relationships with parents takes considerable effort and dedication from teachers as well as administrators.
DeSoto County School District's Michelle Cummings is the technology coach you dream of having. Thrilled by a puzzle, she delights in helping teachers find solutions that will work in a real classroom and prove helpful to real students.
“Clear communication is essential, particularly during school interruptions,” states the Louisiana Department of Education’s Guidance on Communicating During School Interruptions. As districts across the state ease into the third and final phase of school reopening,
With changes happening daily in school systems, being proactive in communicating with parents is more important than ever. You’ve likely increased the frequency of your messaging to get everyone on the same page. So why does it feel like the information isn’t getting through?