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The Dashboard: A Blog by SchoolStatus

Ellen Lee

Ellen is a socio-cultural anthropologist and works for SchoolStatus as the Marketing Coordinator extraordinaire.

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Parent Communication Made Easy with SchoolStatus Texting App

Published on December 13, 2018

Since adding the ability to text parents from SchoolStatus last year, educators have sent over one million text messages to parents

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MYTH BUSTED: Parents Don't Answer the Phone

Published on October 30, 2018

Once upon a time I tweeted something that upset our CEO...

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8 Ways to Lead Your Team Towards Improved Stakeholder Engagement

Published on September 21, 2018

I invite you to take a mental step back with me and assess the connections between your campus, your parent community and your team of teachers, counselors and administrators. 

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The Best Tweets From Educators This Week

Published on October 18, 2017

"There is always another chance. Always" 

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Or maybe, it's not.

Published on December 06, 2016

Like many of you, I spend a lot of happy energy getting ready for the holiday season.

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5 Tech Trends in Education for 2016

Published on February 16, 2016

Trends in classroom technology today are mind-blowing. Truly. Virtual reality? 3D printing? I still remember the singular thrill of seeing that giant tv cart being wheeled into my classroom. Movie day! Woohoo! 

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Mississippi Love in Writing

Published on February 16, 2016

I could make you a list of famous people from Mississippi. Or maybe a list that details all of the noteworthy things that have happened in our humble state. Or how about a graph that shows the dramatic rate at which schools in Mississippi are improving? (No really, they are.)

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Expensive Tech Paperweights

Published on January 27, 2016

Technology in the classroom has moved over the years from a luxury to a necessity- but that doesn’t mean that tech is simple, easy, or that teachers will intuitively navigate dashboards like a duck in water.

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Bullying: Q&A

Published on January 12, 2016

For our third installment of our Bullying Series,  we’ve decided to share the work of bullying expert Susan Swearer, PhD. This question and answer set was originally published in 2010.  

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Bullying and the Unseen Spaces

Published on January 05, 2016

Bullying prevention is a hot topic right now - and rightfully so. Hardly a day goes by that news headlines don’t include stories of tragedy that can be traced back to school-age bullying. If we’re all so focused on intervention, why does it continue to occur?

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