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Why Your Parent Communication App Doesn’t Work for Distance Learning

Published on April 27, 2020

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

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Utilize CARES Act Funding to Improve Distance Learning

Published on April 21, 2020

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.

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Meet the small software company connecting millions of teachers and parents during coronavirus

Published on March 31, 2020

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.

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Tips for a Better Homework Return Rate

Published on February 25, 2020

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!

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Three Types of Communication Your District Should be Using for Parent Engagement

Published on February 03, 2020

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.

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3 Ways Superintendents are Staying Ahead of the Curve

Published on July 18, 2019

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?

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Join the Thousands of Educators Who Found a Better Way to Talk to Parents

Published on March 06, 2019

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?

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Parent Communication Made Easy with SchoolStatus Texting App

Published on December 13, 2018

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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MYTH BUSTED: Parents Don't Answer the Phone

Published on October 30, 2018

Once upon a time, I tweeted something that upset our CEO...

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What Data-Driven Educators Use Instead of a Call Log

Published on October 17, 2018

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.

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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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