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The Dashboard: A Blog by SchoolStatus

Three Ways SchoolStatus Can Help Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Published on June 07, 2017

At-risk. It’s a catchy term in education. It’s a scary term to most.

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5 Excel Functions Every Educator Needs to Know

Published on May 29, 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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Don't Let Dirty Data Sabotage Your Curriculum Planning

Published on May 26, 2017

As a school administrator, few things are as stressful as curriculum mapping and trying to adjust the curriculum using dirty data and without updated measures of academic progress.

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Want to get past conflicting personalities? Engage MORE, not less. 

Published on May 23, 2017

Have you ever met someone and right off the bat, you knew you weren’t going to jive with this person?

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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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