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Nick Ortego

Nick Ortego is an experienced broadcaster and has worked as a News Director, Weather Chief, News Operations Manager and Journalist for 15 years. The Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association awarded Nick with the “Best investigative journalism award in 2016 and 2017, and the newsroom led by Nick won an unprecedented 25 MAPB awards in 2017.

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Learning Through Play May be What We All Need Right Now

Published on May 03, 2021

Learning through play is a great way for children and adults to develop new skills, but it’s also a great way to alleviate stress and trauma and even tap into some different parts of the mind. 

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Are Open Educational Resources (OER) right for your district?

Published on December 10, 2020

Each year public schools spend millions of dollars on copyright-protected textbooks. Districts do this even though we now live in a digitally dominated world full of open-sourced books. But there’s an alternative.

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How a K-12 software company built contact tracing and quarantine reports into their existing software.

Published on September 16, 2020

In much of the South, public school has been back in session for weeks. School admins are already implementing in-person, hybrid, and virtual learning while simultaneously navigating flareups of COVID-19 in their classrooms.

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Navigating COVID-19 in Fall 2020. What steps will schools take?

Published on April 30, 2020

Staggered Schedules, Looping, more Social Emotional Learning?

School districts around the globe reacted with lightning speed to modify learning during the onset of COVID-19, but they’re now turning their focus to how they can safely reopen in the Fall of 2020.

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Lights, camera, action – How to quickly set up a home teaching space

Published on April 15, 2020

Teachers, professors, educators, and instructors are suddenly in a place where they need to teach from home to their students.

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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 in the News

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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