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What Worked in K-12 Parent Communication: Four Takeaways from the Pandemic

Published on April 25, 2022

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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6 Tips for a Choosing a K12 Student Data Solution

Published on March 08, 2022

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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What You Need to Know About the Texas Executive Order for Contact Tracing

Published on August 31, 2021

State of Texas Executive Order GA-38 Necessitates the Need for Robust Contact Tracing and Quarantine Tracking Tools for K-12 School Districts

On August 19th, 2021, the State of Texas released updated COVID-19 guidelines under Executive Order GA-38 in regards to contact tracing and quarantine tracking in school districts.  The updated orders include the following required actions:

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Improving Digital Equity in Parent Communication

Published on July 09, 2021

The call for improved digital equity in K12 education takes on many forms within a school district. While much focus has been on improving broadband access to students homes, an area of digital equity that often gets overlooked is how we parents are expected to engage with their children’s school.

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Identifying and Addressing Learning Loss in Public School Districts

Published on February 16, 2021

“There is a significant amount of learning loss that we’re going to have to adjust and account for to give kids what they morally deserve.”

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Modified Texas School District Calendars Necessitate New Communication Practices

Published on June 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures have made it necessary for Texas K-12 public districts to reevaluate their 2020-2021 academic calendar.  Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath noted

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Oklahoma K12 Public Education- Using Data + Communication to Succeed in Fall 2020

Published on May 28, 2020

The disruption to K-12 education across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented leaving many districts searching for ways to deliver their continuous learning plans and support families as they transition to distance learning.

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The Solution for ‘Uncontactable’ Students in Texas School Districts

Published on May 15, 2020

The landscape of Texas education has changed drastically in the past two months.  When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of districts across the state, administrators and educators had to react quickly to deliver traditional learning in an online format.

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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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