Category: Parent Engagement

Article Sep, 2017

How to Use Technology to Prepare K-12 Students for College Success

Graduation rates may be increasing, but not all graduates are ready for college. Education technology can better prepare students for college success.

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Technology in Special Education
August, 2017

Six Ways Technology Can Improve Special Education Outcomes

Every day, technology continues to improve the way educators manage student data, provide instruction, and streamline workflows throughout departments. Technology revolutionizes classrooms and learning styles, enables communication and collaboration, and improves efficiencies that lead to more valuable time spent with students. Since 2011, the number of U.S. special education students has grown steadily. Currently, 5.83 […]

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October, 2016

Go Mobile to Connect With Parents!

Why It’s Important for Schools to Connect with Parents Where They Are, On Their Timeline It’s no secret that parents use smartphones. That’s pretty much a given in today’s always-connected, real-time society. At a moment’s notice – any moment – parents can be reached via a phone call, text or instant message, social media, email […]

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December, 2016

Tips for Engaging Parents in Their Child’s Education

Parent involvement is a well-known strategy that can help boost student achievement, but a significant majority of teachers say fewer than 25 percent of parents are involved in their classroom, a new survey reveals.

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November, 2016

A Parent’s Perspective on EdTech and Learning

Students will not enjoy the full benefits of what is taught in the classroom unless what they are taught is also reflected at home. Therefore, we thought it was essential to share an infographic shared by Learning Assembly about parents’ perspectives on the value of edtech.

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October, 2016

Tips for Engaging Families in Lottery and School Choice

It’s no secret that when parents are involved, students succeed through improved class attendance, participation, learning, and grades. Simply put, engaged parents lead to engaged, successful students, so increasing family engagement within the school is at or near the top of every district’s list of goals. This begs the question, when is the best time to […]

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September, 2016

Back to School Home Communications

While teachers and administrators are in the back-to-school swing of things, parents are squeezing in those last-minute vacations of the summer and checking off school supplies lists. To save some valuable time and assist with home-school communications, we’ve compiled tips from dealing with school anxiety to appropriate bed times. Back to School Means Heavy Backpacks […]

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how to get parents involved
September, 2016

How to Get Parents Involved

The start of the school year is the perfect time for district leaders to step up efforts to engage with parents and get them more involved in their children’s education from the very beginning. A successful and longterm partnership between school leaders, parents and other caregivers will directly affect the quality of each student’s educational experience, as well as their ability to meet their greatest potential.

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September, 2016

Back-to-School Reflections on Registration: A Parent’s Tale

Overwhelmed Yesterday, I ran into my neighbor outside on the sidewalk.  She works as a middle school media specialist and has a boy starting his senior year and twin 3rd-grade girls. Having just returned from getting haircuts for herself and her son she explained that she had been suffering regular panic attacks while she was […]

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August, 2016

PowerSchool Expands International Presence through Acquisition of SRB Education Solutions 1

Canadian K-12 districts leveraging SRB’s products can now benefit from complementing those solutions with PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom, enabling digital learning, special education, assessment, and collaboration across teachers, students, and parents.

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July, 2016

Why Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success

In the 21st century, technology can help to drive parent engagement, and in turn, help students succeed and take more responsibility for their learning.

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June, 2016

Branding Your Private School for Success

To increase enrollments and build a strong reputation, independent schools must pay attention to their brand and what it communicates to parents, prospective families, and alumni. Branding is an opportunity to communicate with families about a school.

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