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Are Your Kindergarteners (and their parents) Ready?
July 15, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, family, family life, parent communication, parenting communication, school goals

For young students and their parents, kindergarten is a big step. Whether or not students have taken part in preschool programs leading up to that first day, new kindergarteners arrive in anticipation of the official start of their school career. They’re big kids now! They’ll show up with shiny new backpacks, lunchboxes, and crayons; but have parents done their due diligence in ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Education, family, student success | 0 Replies

Welcome Followers' Comments on Social Media
June 18, 2014 12:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, Marketing your school, parent communication, PR for schools, public relations for schools, school communication, social media for schools, Twitter for schools

It’s no surprise that many schools have made the leap into the world of social media. Despite the trend, however, some administrators admit they’re still wary of making platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest a part of their school culture.

Let’s face it, social media isn’t exactly a new trend. It’s been around a while now, and there’s no ... Read more

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

Build Trust with Communication
May 29, 2014 12:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, parent communication, PR for schools, promoting your school success, public relations for schools, school communication, school leadership

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey

In light of school reform efforts across the country and the ever-rising bar of achievement, school districts are working hard to increase test scores to meet ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, marketing your school, Public Relations | 1 Reply

What Errors Say About Your School
May 13, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, graphic design for school websites, informative websites, PR for schools, school communication, School Webmasters, school website best practices, school website management, Websites for schools

We’re all human, so it’s no surprise when we make a mistake. But as a school—a pillar of knowledge and education in the community—errors on your website and social media pages can make a huge impact on your reputation.

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Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Website Best Practices, Website Management, Websites for Schools | 0 Replies

Paying Experts to Manage Online Communication Pays Off
April 29, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, informative websites, public relations for schools, saving time, school communication, school leadership, School Webmasters, school website best practices, school website management, Websites for schools

You already know that effective communication is hugely important for schools. There are so many people you have to communicate with on so many topics every day, it’s a wonder you can keep it all straight! Of course, that’s why your school has a website and social media pages, to help keep everyone, from administrators and teachers to parents and students, in the know.

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Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Creating Efficiencies, Educational Leadership, Websites for Schools | 0 Replies
Facebook the Smart Way
April 22, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, PR for schools, school leadership, social media for schools, website best practices

Social media puts everything out there—the good and the bad. And while there’s nothing at all wrong with maintaining school and personal social media platforms, there is a certain element of caution that needs to go along with it.

With about 11 million business pages and 1 billion active individual users, Facebook is by far the most-used social media platform. Anyone can ... Read more

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

Social Media vs. Website
April 15, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, districts, informative websites, Marketing your school, PR for schools, public relations for schools, school communication, school website best practices, school website management, social media for schools

With the advent of social media, many websites are going by the wayside. Schools, along with brick-and-mortar and online businesses across the globe, are using social media to get in touch with their clientele, often at the expense of their website. What role does your website play in your school’s marketing plan with social media platforms so accessible and easy to use?

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Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Facebook, Social Media, Website Best Practices | 0 Replies

What REALLY Matters to Parents
April 8, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, districts, informative websites, Marketing your school, parent communication, parent support for schools, PR for schools, school communication

It goes without saying that parents believe education is important. No matter if yours is a Title I preschool or a private Catholic high school or somewhere in between, all parents want what’s best for their children whether they show it or not. But often some things matter more than others and sometimes we need to do a little research to find out what those things are.

As you ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Communication, marketing your school, school website content | 0 Replies

6 Quick Tips: Live Your Vision Statement
April 1, 2014 12:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, districts, employee communication, organization, parent communication, parenting communication, PR for schools, school communication, school goals, school leadership

Do you have a mission and vision statement for your school or district? Could you recite it right now (without peeking)? Could your teachers or students? If not, there’s really no reason to have a mission or vision statement. If the stakeholders at your school—you, your staff, the students—don’t know what the school is all about and where it is going, there’s ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Education, Educational Leadership | 0 Replies

Social Media as an Extension of Your Website
March 25, 2014 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, informative websites, parent communication, saving time, school communication, school website management, social media for schools

You have a school website and all the big social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest… But now that they’re all set up and functioning, how do you make them work together without tying you or a staff member to your computer for hours on end? While every social platform and website do require a certain amount of maintenance, if you use them strategically ... Read more

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

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