communication

School Info App

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.

eBOARD

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.

Ill. Parents Urged to Take Schools Survey

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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Fast Fact

It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

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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Kan. State Board of Education Will Debate Role of Cursive Handwriting on Curriculums

Should children born into a world of computers, iPads, smartphones and e-cards have to learn old-fashioned cursive handwriting?

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Chicago Schools Give Parents Gift Cards As Incentive to Stay Involved

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate?

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Ga. Charter Schools Association Faulted for Political Email

The Georgia Charter Schools Association has come under criticism for sending an email to school leaders asking for their help as the organization tried to arrange what appears to be a political ad.

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La. Launches Site on Child Well-being

A new one-stop, online system is available to help parents and others keep track of how Louisiana’s children are doing when it comes to education, health care and poverty statistics.

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A Mississippi District Further Develops Goals

The Tupelo Public School District is working to develop concrete indicators to measure its progress toward district goals.

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