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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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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 is a challenge. There's the goal of keeping parents informed about what is going on in the classroom as well as the goal of giving them the tools or advice they need to support their children. 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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Messaging and Communication are Not the Same Thing: It’s time to talk about the difference

Published on September 24, 2020

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? 

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The Documentation Dilemma in K-12 Parent Communication

Published on June 11, 2020

“Being able to make calls and send messages and have it on record is important,” says Texas teacher Dianna Ramirez. The end of the school year is upon us, and many teachers are being asked to prove

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Why Your Parent Communication App Doesn’t Work for Distance Learning

Published on April 27, 2020

Parent communication was a focus for most districts across the U.S even before the abrupt changes made with the COVID-19 school shutdowns. Everything shifted in the blink of an eye, however, when schools across the country began extending spring break and then delaying return

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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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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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