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Use Facebook to Increase Engagement within Your School Community

71% of online American adults use Facebook and there are over 1.25 billon mobile active users worldwide. 57% of people use their mobile phone to find out information about events…

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How to Build Engagement with Parents and Key Stakeholders

Creating an atmosphere where parent engagement is a purposeful partnership that is culturally responsive throughout a school or district starts with district and school leaders. School and district administrators set…

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Cyber-bullying: How Schools Can Help with Prevention

Cyber-bullying is a huge concern for schools but typically happens off school grounds making it complicated for school leaders to govern. Research shows that cyber-bullying primarily happens through social media on mobile devices…

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Back to School Events Promote Chronic Absenteeism Prevention

Research reveals that missing 10 percent of the school year, about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict…

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5 Tools to Enhance Parent-Teacher Communication

As technology continues to evolve, so should parent communication. Schools and their teachers have a great opportunity to enhance communication and parent engagement by utilizing available technology tools. Here are…

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Microsoft Launches Online Portal to Help Teachers Utilize Popular Web Game in the Classroom

Microsoft has launched Gold Mine, an online portal dedicated to helping teachers utilize the popular web game Minecraft in the classroom.  Referred to as an educational approach to motivate student learning…

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Best Jobs of 2015 are in STEM

According to a recent CareerCast.com report, STEM jobs make up the majority of the 10 best jobs of 2015. Each year Career Cast evaluates the 200 most popular careers and…

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Limited Resources? 6 EdTech Grants That Fund Classroom Technology

With limited resources, it can be difficult to provide the technology needed to create a 21st-century learning environment. There are many grants that provide technology devices for K12 classrooms. Take…

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5 Ways to Increase Student Achievement through Family and Community Engagement

Numerous studies show that engaging families in their children’s education increases student success and decreases dropout rates. Research also shows that community engagement is essential for student achievement as well…

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Career Technical Education Prepares Kids for College and Career

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in college, future careers and to become lifelong learners. Unlike vocational education…

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1:1 Classroom: 5 Tips for Effective Teaching

As more schools become focused on creating 21st–century learning environments, more schools are beginning to shift to digital teaching models such as 1:1 classrooms. 1:1 refers to one computer per…

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Risk Factors: 3 Ways to Improve High School Drop Out Rates

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2014 U.S. high school graduations rates hit an all-time high of 80% and on target to reach 90% by 2020. However, approximately…

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