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The Dashboard: A Blog by SchoolStatus

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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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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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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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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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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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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Join the Thousands of Educators Who Tossed the Call Log

Published on March 21, 2017

Cloud-based education platforms have revolutionized the way teachers communicate with students in the classroom,
making it instantaneous and more effortless than ever. But what if technology could revolutionize how teachers communicate with parents in that same way?

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The Case for VR in Education

Published on February 17, 2017

I grew up in the 90’s. I’ve been to several different schools in several states, and experienced first hand the full gamut of technology deployed in the classroom.

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