Information on communication in Schools
Going Mobile: The Next Step for K-12 School Districts
During recent years the world has undergone a dramatic technology shift that has reshaped the way we think, work, make decisions, and communicate. This explosive advancement in communications technology has culminated in the mainstream use of smartphones and mobile devices that have now replaced home computers for an ever-expanding segment of the population.
The Importance of School Attendance
Improving School attendance is an important goal for any school district. Not only is attendance a matter of school funding, but it is a key contributor to a child’s educational success. Each year approximately 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. Along with the abundant financial repercussions of student truancy, school districts must consider the personal and environmental hardships that contribute to truancy among students.
The following whitepaper will discuss the definitions of truancy and tardiness, the factors that contribute to them, and what educators can do to counteract these tendencies.
The Value of Branding your School District
Many parents choose a specific district, school, or teacher before they even send their children to a classroom. Their mindsets and decisions are based on the district’s story, history, the news media, or most importantly, how well a district communicates with parents. The type of communication can vary from face-to-face meetings to notifications sharing student progress with parents. Your success will depend on the effective communications that brand your district.
Districts throughout the nation suffer from a lack of consistency, the “big picture” of the district being lost amidst the agendas of all the schools contained within. Districts who find themselves lost in the lack of unity will find decreased enrollment and poorer student performance; however, districts able to bridge the communication divide between parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and the community will achieve lasting results. Only by establishing a district brand or unity will districts enjoy long-term, measurable results.