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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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?
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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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.
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.
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.