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Professional Networking for Admins
March 31, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as blogs, Communication, districts, employee communication

It can be lonely at the top. A typical school setting allows numerous opportunities for teachers to connect with one another and exchange ideas, but there’s often just one principal on campus and one superintendent at the district office. For the school administrator, collaborating with colleagues can be a little trickier and may require a little more legwork. Fortunately, since the dawn ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Educational Leadership, Networking | 0 Replies

Take Your Social Media to the Next Level
March 17, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, family, Marketing your school, parent communication, PR for schools, public relations for schools, social media for schools, Twitter for schools

Social media is a great—free!—way to communicate with your students, staff, parents, and community members in real time. If your school has an event going on, you can post photos immediately. If you must cancel school due to inclement weather, notify parents on Twitter or Facebook—platforms from which they probably receive notifications already. And if you are recruiting new ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, Facebook, Social Media | 0 Replies

Is Your School on Pinterest Yet?
February 24, 2015 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, Marketing your school, PR for schools, school communication, social media for schools

In the age of online communication, many schools are making social media platforms a part of their campus culture. You’ve probably already heard all about the benefits of making Facebook and Twitter a part of the way you communicate with your community and market your school, but do you know enough about the great things Pinterest has to offer?

Pinterest first became famous for ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Social Media | 0 Replies

Use Hashtags to Communicate & Expand Reach
January 27, 2015 12:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, parent communication, social media for schools, Twitter for schools

If you’ve spent any time on social media, you’ve heard about and seen the elusive hashtag. You see it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now even LinkedIn. But what exactly is a hashtag and do schools need to use them?

Hashtags came into use on Twitter by developer Chris Messina in 2007 as a way to organize and group topics. Other users quickly picked up hashtag ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, Facebook, Social Media | 0 Replies

The Benefits of Blogging
January 20, 2015 12:00 PM | Tagged as blogs, Communication, Marketing your school, school blogs, school communication

The blog - It’s what’s hot on the world-wide web these days. You might have noticed more and more school administrators jumping on the blog bandwagon. Now you’re asking yourself, “to blog or not to blog?” School administrators might shy away from the idea of creating a forum that could potentially invite criticism, but the fact is that a frequently updated blog ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Blogging, Blogs, Communication | 0 Replies

Grow Enrollment with Testimonials
November 4, 2014 4:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, customer service, Marketing your school, parent communication, PR for schools, public relations for schools, school communication, school leadership

Whether you’re a public or private school, chances are you would like to grow your enrollment. After all, more students mean more opportunities to make a positive impact on our country’s future. And higher enrollment numbers give your school more funding, allowing you to provide more services and resources to all of your students.

But do you feel like you’ve done all ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, Customer Service, Public Relations | 0 Replies

How Do You Spotlight Success?
September 30, 2014 12:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, family, Marketing your school, PR for schools, promoting your school success, public relations for schools, social media for schools

As an administrator, you want to tout your school’s successes. You want parents to know that student test scores continue to improve or that your school is going green. Maybe your football team won the district championship or one of your students earned a statewide award. Special programs, new classroom technology, record attendance numbers—there are so many reasons to be proud, ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, marketing your school, Public Relations | 0 Replies

Backpacks Can Be a Real Pain
September 25, 2014 7:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, school safety

Does this scenario sound familiar? It’s the end of the school day, and your students are having a difficult time fitting everything into their backpacks for the trip home. Books, papers, and lunchboxes are stuffed in and hanging out; zippers won’t close all the way; and your students’ groans of complaint echo quietly through the halls.

If this scene is reminiscent of ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Safety | 0 Replies

Five Tips to Prevent Truancy
August 26, 2014 12:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, family, family life, parent communication, saving your school money, school goals, school safety

Schools constantly battle truancy within their halls. Not only does absenteeism affect student achievement, it also has an alarming effect on school performance. When students aren’t at school, they aren’t learning. When they aren’t learning, they don’t do well on mandatory assessments. And when student test scores aren’t up to par…well, we all know what ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, Educational Leadership, student success | 0 Replies

Go Green With School Tech
August 19, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, customer service, family life, informative websites, saving your school money, school communication, School Websites

Today, schools have become more aware than ever of the importance of their role in helping to protect the environment. School is where children learn to organize their thoughts and their work, and with so much paper circulating in and out of the classroom every day, what better place is there to teach them how to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Administrators and teachers know that one of the best ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Creating Efficiencies, Websites for Schools | 0 Replies

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