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.
What this Superintendent Did to Gain Oversight
If you’ve ever felt like you had no oversight into parent communication in your district, you aren’t alone.
Student information systems have grown over the years to include things like custom dashboards, parent portals, and human resource management. Where many fall short is integrating data from disparate sources and making data available to every educator who needs it.
Investment to support product innovation and go-to-market acceleration
Ridgeland, MS – July 13, 2021 – SchoolStatus, a leading provider of SaaS education technology powering K-12 communications and student data analytics, announced that PSG, a leading growth equity firm partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies, has made a strategic investment in the company with the aim to accelerate growth and product innovation.
When parents are engaged with their child’s education, good things happen. Students are absent less, get in trouble less, and do better on summative assessments. And when educators communicate with parents meaningfully? Engagement increases.
At-risk. It’s a common term in education. It’s a scary term to most.
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?
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
Administrators can schedule, automate and distribute mass messages directly to all parents and guardians via phone call, text and email