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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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Why Your District Struggles with Communication Strategy

Published on January 14, 2022

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.

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10 Reasons SchoolStatus Handles Data Better Than a SIS Alone

Published on September 13, 2021

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.

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SchoolStatus Announces Strategic Investment from PSG

Published on July 13, 2021

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.

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A Beginners Framework for Parent-Teacher Communication

Published on February 04, 2021

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.

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4 Ways SchoolStatus Can Help Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Published on February 02, 2021

At-risk. It’s a common term in education. It’s a scary term to most.

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Messaging and Communication are Not the Same Thing: It’s time to talk about the difference

Published on September 24, 2020

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? 

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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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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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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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