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The Dashboard: A Blog by SchoolStatus

5 Excel Functions Every Educator Needs to Know

Published on September 18, 2017

As many of our customers know, my favorite part of SchoolStatus is our reporting engine. I’m a big fan of manipulating and smashing data together to see cool correlations and timely trends.

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Teaching Math Upside Down

Published on September 12, 2017

I've always been pretty good at math, but when I got to Partial Differential Equations in college I struggled a lot.

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School Absence and Real Life

Published on September 05, 2017

One of the worst days I ever had teaching was when I thought I could teach while suffering from the flu.

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How to get 100 Extra Hours and 10 Things to do With It

Published on August 17, 2017

As the Senior Training Ninja, I get to hear a lot of stories of how SchoolStatus has helped teachers and administrators save time by

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Hey, Texting Really Works!

Published on August 10, 2017

This post was originally published one year ago, but we wanted to dust it off for the start of the school year. Enjoy! 
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When students and parents are sent text messages on a regular basis, student achievement improves.

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Calling Feels Awkward? Identify Four Common Phone Personas

Published on August 02, 2017

As an educator, making calls to parents is tricky for a number of reasons. Lack of time, difficult documentation processes, and unpleasant subject matter all contribute to why you might feel anxious about completing the task.

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From Ivory Tower to Concrete Bridge: A Real-World Example

Published on July 20, 2017

When I first started marketing and selling to educators, there was a huge focus on college readiness.

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Year-Round or Traditional School Schedules? What do you think?

Published on July 12, 2017

As far as I can tell, everyone I have ever met is either at the beach right now, planning a trip to the beach, or just got back from the beach. Summer is prime time for vacations in general. Kids are out of school, the skies are blue, and really it’s too hot to do a whole lot of productive stuff anyway.

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Who Holds the Key to Chronic Absence? Parents.

Published on June 30, 2017

A child attends school anywhere between 175-180 days a year, and some absences are to be expected in the case of illness, family emergencies, etc… but did you know that missing just two days a month can hinder your child’s education?

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6 Books for Teachers at the Beach

Published on June 20, 2017

Many of us are beach people, however that can mean two vastly different things. For some people that means fun, sun, and water, while for the rest of us it means shade and a good book.

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