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The Dashboard: A Blog by SchoolStatus

Meet the small software company connecting millions of teachers and parents during coronavirus

Published on March 31, 2020

Schools’ Secret Weapon

In mid-March, when coronavirus began sweeping throughout the United States, schools shuttered. For most districts, the decision to shut their doors came quickly. The result left millions of educators trapped at home with fragmented ways to communicate with parents and students.

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SchoolStatus Named Finalist in the CODiE Awards

Published on March 31, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS (March 30, 2020) SchoolStatus, data analytics and communication technology today announced that the SchoolStatus suite was named a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators category. Award finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

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Here to Help: Communicating During a Crisis

Published on March 25, 2020

As COVID-19 has closed many schools across the country, we stand in awe of the dedication shown by our partner teachers, administrators, and staff. Specifically, even though schools are technically closed, we’re seeing communications at 300% of typical levels. That says a lot about your dedication to your students.

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Tips for a Better Homework Return Rate

Published on February 25, 2020

Katharine Greene, a middle school English teacher from AHLF Junior High School in Searcy, Arkansas is familiar with one historical battle fought by teachers and students across the world: that is the epic battle of homework. Teachers everywhere assign work with optimistic expectations, only to be met the next day with empty hands!

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Three Types of Communication Your District Should be Using for Parent Engagement

Published on February 03, 2020

Communicating with parents should be easy, but educators everywhere experience hangups with their communication tools.

That’s because we have different goals for communicating with parents each time we reach out.

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Why Customer Service is a Key Component to K-12 Education

Published on January 24, 2020

Advice for K-12 Administrators

Educators generally agree that parental involvement is great for students. When parents and schools work together, students have a greater opportunity to excel in both their home and school lives. However, working with parents isn’t always so simple. 

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Why Actionable Student Data is Vital for K-12 School Districts

Published on January 16, 2020
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Helping Parents Ask the Right Questions for Better Overall Engagement

Published on November 21, 2019

“How was your day?”

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Using SchoolStatus for MTSS

Published on October 22, 2019

Multi-Tier Systems of Support or MTSS is something that I hope you’ve heard mentioned in your school.

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SchoolStatus Cash for Class Giveaway

Published on October 08, 2019

In the month of October, every outbound call, outbound 1:1 text message, or outbound 1:1 email made with SchoolStatus automatically enters you* to win CASH FOR YOUR CLASSROOM? How much cash?

$500 for First Prize, $250 for Second, $100 for Third (click here for official contest rules) *winners must be a classroom teacher

Read on to see why Director of Operations, Leslie Ortego, decided to run a crazy, month-long communications contest.

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