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Research shows social media impacts student success

Looking for ways to improve student and parent communication, as well as student engagement and performance in your school? The answer has been at your fingertips all along.

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Don't forget to recharge and refresh over winter break

Winter break is just days away, and with it, the relief of two weeks to recharge and refresh before the second semester. For many teachers, though, break becomes a flurry of family activities and preparations for the next semester, leaving little time to truly unplug. With that in mind, here are some tips for making the most out of your time off:

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A new approach to ROI for your school

When thinking about investing in something like a learning management system or student information system, one of the biggest considerations you’ll probably have to make is whether the amount of money you’ll spend is worth what you’ll get out of it – your return on investment.

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How to meet higher expectations as a smaller school

When talking with leaders at smaller private schools, we sometimes hear that they aren’t sure they need robust systems for school management and communications because they are dealing with smaller populations.  They assume that because they aren't dealing with hundreds or thousands of families they can get by with less formal record keeping and ad-hoc family outreach.

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For schools, timing is everything

So, you’ve decided the time has come to improve your systems:  giving your teachers great tools for parent communications; providing online classrooms to better support students; making it easy to collect attendance and generate report cards. Congrats! This is a big step toward improving your school.

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Why your school needs to be social


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Don't give parents a Portal

A lot of school management systems include a parent portal -- a small opening or window through which parents get a narrow view of information selected for them. Although this is an okay start for getting parents involved in your school, what your parents truly want is to become part of your school community with access to so much more than what a portal provides.

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Focus on these 5 areas to increase student retention

Student recruitment and retention are some of the most important indicators of successful schools. And of course without students, there is no school.

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The 10 most important qualities in online course materials

In a paper published in the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, researchers from the Netherlands have established 10 major characteristics of online course materials that help improve student learning. The researchers compiled and analyzed data from 24 different experiments and studies, looking specifically at online and blended learning course materials and how student performance was affected by the presence or absence of these different types of course materials.

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The best of both worlds: how a combined SIS/LMS can benefit your school

In previous posts we explained some of the major features found in two common types of school administration software: student information systems and learning management systems. (If you’re not sure what you need, our checklist can help.)

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