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Are Tracking and Retention as Helpful as We Thought?

Published on May 18, 2017

What happens when you've been doing something for a long time and then you realize evidence completely contradicts your efforts?

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How Do Teachers Get Stellar Test Results? They Train

Published on May 15, 2017

I started to seriously run when my sister challenged me to run a marathon with her. I ran the marathon, she didn’t.

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What IS Teacher Appreciation? It's Like Finding Money in Your Pocket

Published on May 05, 2017

Once, while out for a jog, I found $5 on the side of the road and I am pretty sure I said “SWEET!” out loud.

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10 Things I Learned About Teachers While Working at SchoolStatus

Published on May 04, 2017

You could say I work in education, but in reality I haven't been in a classroom in years.

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Effective Leader, or Circus Performer?

Published on May 01, 2017

Leaders tend to find themselves juggling quite a bit of information, time, decision-making, and personnel needs in their roles - regardless of industry. And as a district leader, you often add community relations and school board dynamics into the mix as well. With all of this on your plate, how can you make sure you’re being effective as a leader vs. just juggling it all to keep it afloat and not let the audience down?

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Why Does Parent Engagement Really Matter?

Published on April 25, 2017

A student’s time at school is a pretty small part of their day. In a twenty-four-hour period, they probably spend about eight hours doing school-related activities

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The Modern Educator: Sara Bailey

Published on April 21, 2017

Hector Boldo works with teachers every day- but not in the classroom. As an integral team member at SchoolStatus, Hector is one of the first in line to assist with your special reports, smart tags, or helping teachers and administrators make their first calls using Channel. Hector recently took the opportunity to sit down and chat with Sara Bailey, a 4th grade teacher from Lamar County School District.

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What Data-Driven Educators Use Instead of a Call Log

Published on April 17, 2017

If my friends and I wanted to talk to each other at school, we either passed notes or had to impatiently wait until lunch or recess.

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Teachers, are you tired? 7 Lifestyle Tips to Fight Classroom Fatigue

Published on April 12, 2017

Teachers, the struggle is real. Kids have all the energy. It’s not fair, but it’s a fact.

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How Should Educators Teach Students to Question Authority?

Published on April 06, 2017

I was used to being the smart kid. I'd never encountered a class where I wasn't one of the first to shoot my hand up whenever the teacher asked a question.

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