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Effective Leader, or Circus Performer?

Published on May 01, 2017

Leaders tend to find themselves juggling quite a bit of information, time, decision-making, and personnel needs in their roles - regardless of industry. And as a district leader, you often add community relations and school board dynamics into the mix as well. With all of this on your plate, how can you make sure you’re being effective as a leader vs. just juggling it all to keep it afloat and not let the audience down?

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The Modern Educator: Sara Bailey

Published on April 21, 2017

Hector Boldo works with teachers every day- but not in the classroom. As an integral team member at SchoolStatus, Hector is one of the first in line to assist with your special reports, smart tags, or helping teachers and administrators make their first calls using Channel. Hector recently took the opportunity to sit down and chat with Sara Bailey, a 4th grade teacher from Lamar County School District.

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How Should Educators Teach Students to Question Authority?

Published on April 06, 2017

I was used to being the smart kid. I'd never encountered a class where I wasn't one of the first to shoot my hand up whenever the teacher asked a question.

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The Case for VR in Education

Published on February 17, 2017

I grew up in the 90’s. I’ve been to several different schools in several states, and experienced first hand the full gamut of technology deployed in the classroom.

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Right Teacher, Right Place, Right Time

Published on December 15, 2016

During my time as a student, I was blessed with a plethora of talented teachers.

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5 Tips for Navigating Cultural Differences During the Holidays

Published on December 06, 2016

Like many of you, I spend a lot of happy energy getting ready for the holiday season.

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Stupid Questions & Unforgettable Educators

Published on October 27, 2016

Halfway through my sixth grade year, I was accepted into Flare, the gifted program. I was beyond excited because

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Edu Podcasts Offer a Quick Shot of Inspiration

Published on October 20, 2016

I am a HUGE podcast fan. A few of my favorites are This American Life, Radiolab, and Planet Money, but that wasn’t always the case.

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How Savvy Educators Meet Compliance Guidelines with No Extra Work

Published on October 06, 2016

Not that long ago, I sat down to lunch with the CEO of our company and a prominent attorney in Mississippi who provides legal counsel for almost every school district in the state.

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STEM to STEAM: Why the Arts Matter

Published on June 16, 2016

Growing up in Mexico city, when I was in elementary school, one of the things that excited me the most about going to school was the art class. Creating something that reflected my personality was very important for me, and still is. Field trips to museums to see some of the most important pieces in the art world inspired me to become the artist that I am today, and also why I'm an advocate and supporter of STEAM.

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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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