Parent communication was a focus for most districts across the U.S even before the abrupt changes made with the COVID-19 school shutdowns. Everything shifted in the blink of an eye, however, when schools across the country began extending spring break and then delaying return
School districts need to confront the crisis of today and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. The potential for future school closures and distance learning looms large. Today, it's difficult to know when or if schools will physically open their doors for the 2020/2021 school year.
Schools’ Secret Weapon
In mid-March, when coronavirus began sweeping throughout the United States, schools shuttered. For most districts, the decision to shut their doors came quickly. The result left millions of educators trapped at home with fragmented ways to communicate with parents and students.
Katharine Greene, a middle school English teacher from AHLF Junior High School in Searcy, Arkansas is familiar with one historical battle fought by teachers and students across the world: that is the epic battle of homework. Teachers everywhere assign work with optimistic expectations, only to be met the next day with empty hands!
Communicating with parents should be easy, but educators everywhere experience hangups with their communication tools.
That’s because we have different goals for communicating with parents each time we reach out.
Staying on top of the latest and greatest tech can be a job in and of itself. Knowing that technology and methods change rapidly, how do savvy superintendents stay ahead of the curve?
Cloud-based education platforms have revolutionized the way teachers communicate with students in the classroom, making it instantaneous and more effortless than ever. But what if technology could revolutionize how teachers communicate with parents in that same way?
Since adding the ability to text parents from SchoolStatus last year, educators have sent over one million text messages to parents
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If my friends and I wanted to talk to each other at school, we either passed notes or had to impatiently wait until lunch or recess.