Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:14pm
But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.
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SchoolReach is a school notification system that helps educational leaders send schedule change notices, weather advisories, lunch balance notifications, emergency alerts, and other messages to parents via voice, text, email, and social media. A free smartphone app allows school administrators to send notifications directly from an iPhone or Android phone.
SchoolMessenger delivers timely messages through voice, text, email, social media, RSS, desktop popup alerts, and website postings. Districts use this service to deliver daily attendance notifications, emergency broadcasts, general outreach messages, student-specific classroom updates, and surveys.
This software allows schools to quickly send alerts and announcements to parents, teachers, staff, and communities by phone, text message, or email. The system includes 30 pre-recorded and customizable messages translated into 11 languages. Typed messages can be instantly translated into one of 52 languages.
The ParentLink mobile app gives the school community a personalized window into what is happening at a school. With this app, educators can post grades, assignments, and attendance reports along with news, events, and announcements.
This mobile app enables parents, students, alumni, faculty, and staff to quickly access school information and announcements. Users can receive smartphone notifications, view event calendars, get directions to off-campus events, and view staff contact information. Schools can post grades, lunch menus, and important documents.
This integrated suite of cloud-based tools can organize and distribute a district board of education’s operational plans, leader evaluations, administrative regulations, and meeting agendas. Administrators can access eBOARD from any computer with an internet connection.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:57pm
Parents are encouraged to take a survey that will help the district measure how welcome parents feel in school buildings and how comfortable they feel communicating with teachers.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:41am
The school-to-prison pipeline -- or, the system of extreme disciplinary practices that push young people out of school and into the criminal justice system -- is often discussed from the angle of isolated incidents. In April, for example, a six-year-old Georgia girl named Salecia Johnson was, handcuffed and carted away from school in a squad car after throwing a temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.
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