Centralized System Brings Consistency Between Schools

The Challenge In July 2017, the Diocese of Erie launched the Erie Catholic School System as part of Building in Truth and Love, the comprehensive plan for diocesan schools in Erie, Pennsylvania. The new system renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the curriculum through new science labs, improved access to technology,

4 Steps for Mastering School-to-Home Communication

School-to-home communication, a key driver of parent engagement, has dramatically changed over the years. In past decades, schools rarely reached out to families unless there was an emergency or problem with a student. In fact, it was widely accepted that “no news is good news,” which forced parents and schools to act independently to support

Three Things to Know About Emergency Communication Platforms for Your School

When there’s a threat to your school, one of your top priorities is to notify authorities and communicate to students and staff how to stay safe. Every second counts, every communication must be fast and accurate, and every system must perform. Emergency communication platforms provide the foundation upon which your safety protocols are carried out.

Keyboarding Skill: The Best Bargain in Town

For as little as $5 per student per year (in some cases even less), students can get one of the most useful skills they will ever have: the ability to communicate fluently through the keyboard. All educators know that students need keyboarding skill for online testing. Many students will need it for college entrance qualification,

7 Private School Communication Tactics

“I didn’t know that event was coming up!” “Oh, the school changed their policy on that?” “How do I sign up for (insert program here)?” Do your school faculty and administration members get comments along these lines from parents? Let me guess…your most common response to these types of questions or statements is, “We sent

Supercharge Your School’s Website to Boost Enrollment

You’ve read or even authored every word on your school’s website. It displays carefully selected photos of your campus and students. However, studies show that a first-time visitor is going to give your site a few seconds at most. So, what do you want to give your prospective families in those precious moments? The opportunity

The Push for Using Tablets in the Classroom

By Julie Wenckowski Deliberation about incorporating tablets into the classroom is prevalent. The drive for this change is much closer than we think. As a parent, teacher or administrator, the benefits are clear. Reasons Why We Need Tablets in the Classroom Schools spend $7 billion on textbooks around the country, and most of the books

Libraries: The New Epicenter of Technology

By Lauren Gilchrist It’s time to turn the page on the library as we know it. Here are some tips for turning your school library into the heart and soul of your technology initiatives. Envision It What kind of character do you want your library to have? The patterns of behavior and interactions within the

How to Know When Your Technology Is Outdated

A recent article outlined the importance of making sure that classroom technology continues to get used rather than sit in the corner. Unused education technology, the author stresses, can be chalked up to poor implementation. There is no question that a poorly executed implementation of a new product can lead to technology going unused. But

Improve School-to-Home Communications and Promote Student Success

Educating our youth to embody a lifelong Christian worldview and core Christian values (such as glorifying God, pursuing excellence in everything, and being a servant to others) is a fundamental principle of Christian schools. They can not only mold the environment to model Christ-like behavior but provide parents with the necessary tools to actively engage