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3 Crucial Tips about Student Data Usage

Published on August 28, 2020

When people used to ask me what I did as Director of Technology, I used to jokingly simplify the job to the statement, “I move boxes.”

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Two Things We Know About This School Year (and one we don't)

Published on August 04, 2020

Way back in March I thought we’d miss out on two weeks of school. You probably did, too.

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Remote Reflections from a Teacher Turned Trainer

Published on July 02, 2020

SchoolStatus Trainer Tyler Cummings has been asking a lot of questions about the return to school in the fall after months of remote learning and an unusual summer break. His thoughts always comes back to one thing— relationships. 

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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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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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What is Proactive Communication and Why Does it Matter? 

Published on June 04, 2020

We know that communicating with parents is a good thing when it comes to student growth and overall success. When parents

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SchoolStatus Launches Notify a District-Wide Messaging Solution

Published on June 02, 2020

Administrators can schedule, automate and distribute mass messages directly to all parents and guardians via phone call, text and email

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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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What I Learned From #MasteryChat This Week

Published on May 27, 2020

If you're looking for an awesome online PLC, or if you're looking for some great teachers to just bounce ideas off of, you should join in on #MasteryChat on Twitter. The Mastery Chat was created by the Teach Better Team (@TeachBetter on Twitter) and happens every Thursday night at 8pm EST. 

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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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