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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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How to Use Parent Communication Data for Student Success

Published on November 15, 2021

A Data Scientist’s guide for using quantitative and qualitative student data together to maximize academic performance.

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SchoolStatus Acquires Operoo; Accelerates Vision to Build World's Leading Unified K-12 Analytics, Communications, and Workflow Platform

Published on October 26, 2021

Integration of leading school operations and productivity technology expands SchoolStatus’ comprehensive platform and empowers K-12 schools to further streamline communications between school and home

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Should Your District Have a Data Analytics Tool in Addition to your SIS? This Superintendent Says Yes

Published on August 25, 2021

Clinton Public Schools was a SchoolStatus customer for several years, using the solution to spot student data trends, view historical data, analyze accountability scores, and more. But in 2016, the district adopted Powerschool as their student information system and decided to make Powerschool’s analytical tools their primary data solution–dropping SchoolStatus in the process. 

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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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Get the Door, the Superintendent is Here!

Published on November 10, 2020

Wayne Rodolfich wants to get to know you. And your mom and dad, too. In fact, Wayne Rodolfich might be stopping by your house to say a quick hello and find out if there is anything you need.

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As Louisiana Moves into Phase 3, Communication Remains a Cornerstone for Success in K12 School Systems

Published on September 25, 2020

“Clear communication is essential, particularly during school interruptions,” states the Louisiana Department of Education’s Guidance on Communicating During School Interruptions. As districts across the state ease into the third and final phase of school reopening,

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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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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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