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Russ Davis

Founder & CEO at SchoolStatus. I work with a bunch of folks who make me appear way smarter than I actually am.

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Here to Help: Communicating During a Crisis

Published on March 25, 2020

As COVID-19 has closed many schools across the country, we stand in awe of the dedication shown by our partner teachers, administrators, and staff. Specifically, even though schools are technically closed, we’re seeing communications at 300% of typical levels. That says a lot about your dedication to your students.

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The Future of Parent Engagement

Published on August 16, 2019
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Hey, Texting Really Works!

Published on August 10, 2017

When students and parents are sent text messages on a regular basis, student achievement improves.

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Thank Teachers by Changing School Culture

Published on May 06, 2016

It’s a… family tradition…

I frequently profess I’ve never taught a day in my life.

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Let Teachers Teach

Published on March 07, 2016

I'm not an educator. The closest I've ever come to knowing how to teach would be what I've learned somehow through osmosis. I come from a lineage of teachers who went to school and received a degree in education.

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Growing by Self-Evaluation

Published on February 29, 2016

When I started SchoolStatus nearly four years ago, I honestly never gave a lot of thought to what our company would look like in 2016. Frankly, at that point, we were just trying to get a concept off the ground and make the occasional payroll. Over the past few years, we've spent a considerable amount of time discussing the kind of company we'd like to build.

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Refactored Code, Refactored Workplace

Published on February 09, 2016

It Matters Where You’re From

Our team hails from a broad variety of backgrounds. Our executive team has worked for: state governments, large banks, UPS, Deloitte, Dell, manufacturers, local school districts, farms, and a Greyhound bus station. At this point, it’s safe to say that our exec team has seen every known form of management and workplace.

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