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Making The Grade: How to share and communicate data with parents

As many schools reach the halfway point in the school year, report cards and grades are going out to parents who may or may not be aware of their child’s academic performance.  As teachers and education professionals, it’s important to have relevant information and data handy to explain to parents/guardians. In the event that a

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School Spirit for the Holidays: Ways you can help make the holidays brighter for your students

As schools are getting set for a substantial winter break between the end of December and beginning of January, some students and families could use a little extra help during the holiday season.   Here are some ways that schools and school districts can be a light during the holiday season through community service and resources.

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Spooky Comms: Avoid the Scaries with these Crisis Management Tips

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins aside, one of the most frightening things to face during this time of year (or really, at any time of year) is being unprepared during a crisis. And while you can’t always predict when a crisis will occur, you can absolutely be prepared to manage communications well when the time comes.

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SMJ Back to School Series: Having the Tough Conversations with Students

It seems almost impossible to avoid discussing uncomfortable topics these days, especially with children who have questions about why things are the way they are. As educators, kids look to you to have the answers they (or even their parents or guardians) may not have – and we understand that is a tall task given

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Back To School Time! Communications tips for a great and successful school year

As summer winds down, children, teachers and administrators are heading back into the classroom, ready for a successful year of learning and growing together. To help districts, schools and networks ensure their students and communities have a successful year, we’ve outlined a few helpful communications tips below. Connect With Local Media A great way to

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