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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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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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10 Reasons SchoolStatus Handles Data Better Than a SIS Alone

Published on September 13, 2021

Student information systems have grown over the years to include things like custom dashboards, parent portals, and human resource management. Where many fall short is integrating data from disparate sources and making data available to every educator who needs it.

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Why PowerSchool Districts Choose SchoolStatus for Data Analysis

Published on September 01, 2021

PowerSchool serves a variety of roles and features a detailed view of grades and attendance. For an integrated view of all student and district data, many PowerSchool districts use SchoolStatus.

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Should Your District Have a Data Analytics Tool in Addition to your SIS? This Superintendent Says Yes

Published on August 25, 2021

Clinton Public Schools was a SchoolStatus customer for several years, using the solution to spot student data trends, view historical data, analyze accountability scores, and more. But in 2016, the district adopted Powerschool as their student information system and decided to make Powerschool’s analytical tools their primary data solution–dropping SchoolStatus in the process. 

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At-Risk Dashboard Helps Teachers Identify Students in Need

Published on July 20, 2021

In her seventeen years teaching, eighth-grade science teacher Emily Frayser has occasionally encountered students who are struggling more than others.

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Making the Case for Equitable Parent Communication Tools

Published on June 09, 2021


After more than a year of pandemic instruction that brought teachers into living rooms and deputized parents as ad hoc instructors, equity in K12 education has become a critical focus for school districts.

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Teacher Uses Picture Messaging for Classroom Behavior Improvement

Published on May 28, 2021

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and nowhere is that more meaningful than in a K12 classroom.

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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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