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Ellen Lee

Ellen is the Marketing Manager at SchoolStatus. Her pet peeves include windshield wipers running at the wrong speed and clothes that should have been ironed.
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EdTech Digest Names SchoolStatus Communications Solution ‘Cool Tool Winner’

Published on April 14, 2021

Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2021 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors.

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District Leaders Measure Learning Loss: No Assessment Scores Necessary

Published on March 26, 2021

“We know that there’s learning loss. Everyone is going to have learning loss,” says Chief Academic Officer Patty Cooper. “But we don’t want to make excuses.”

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Bringing Black History into Every Classroom

Published on February 09, 2021

“One must know where they have been before they can know where they are going,” shares eighth-grade math teacher Sharra Jones. February is Black History Month and in celebration, we asked SchoolStatus educators to tell us about how they highlight Black History in their classrooms and schools.

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SchoolStatus Appoints EdTech Leader Marcus Kingsley as Vice President of Sales

Published on January 15, 2021

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.

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Get the Door, the Superintendent is Here!

Published on November 10, 2020

Wayne Rodolfich wants to get to know you. And your mom and dad, too. In fact, Wayne Rodolfich might be stopping by your house to say a quick hello and find out if there is anything you need.

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TEA Requirements for Case Reports Necessitate District-Wide Tracing Tools

Published on October 21, 2020

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. 

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Contact Tracing and Quarantine Tracking to Help Michigan Schools Provide Public Notice to the Community

Published on October 14, 2020

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.

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The 10 Commandments of Parent Engagement

Published on October 13, 2020

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.

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Meet the Classroom Technology Coach Powered by Coffee and Curiosity

Published on October 07, 2020

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. 

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As Louisiana Moves into Phase 3, Communication Remains a Cornerstone for Success in K12 School Systems

Published on September 25, 2020

“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,

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