Community engagement

School data: 4 ways to maximize the big picture

Bridging the gap between data and decision-making empowers educators to leverage the full potential of data-informed communication for the benefit of K-12 students

Education in 2024: Partners break down 8 big trends

Collaboration will grow between K12 and the business community as academic growth is carefully assessed as AI drives the edtech evolution.

AI and texting: Your school’s new student success team

It's a blend of the cutting-edge and what might have been cutting-edge 20 years ago: AI-powered text messages are helping K12 leaders move the needle in some key areas of student success.

This district figured out how a community can energize tutoring

Leaders in Oakland USD in California have turned to the community to find paraprofessionals who can help teachers by providing additional personalized instruction in early literacy.

New elementary and middle school rankings take a deeper look at test scores

New rankings of the nation's best elementary and middle schools consider demographics and other factors within individual states.

The 3 important partnerships that help this superintendent make a difference

K12 partnerships at the Greenfield Union School District are driving esports, robotics, innovation and leadership, says Superintendent Zandra Jo Galván. "I'm excited about the future for kids," she exclaims.

How two superintendents strive to be “real people”

Two leaders highlight key steps on a journey many K12 leaders take—that of humanizing themselves in their relationships with staff and students.

Family engagement: 5 key strategies to help leaders connect more effectively

K12 leaders looking to form closer connections with parents, families and communities should think of their outreach efforts as a blend of one- and two-way communications.

5 ways to optimize back-to-school night for relationship building

Anyone who’s given a back-to-school night presentation knows there's no way a teacher can fit everything they need to share with families.

How a superintendent’s “Dr. Hannigan’s Shenanigans” videos became a big hit

Superintendent Peter Hannigan's series of video interviews with students and other activities was "renewed" for a second season after a five-episode run last school year. "Being visible as a superintendent is one of my top priorities," says the Chicago-area district leader.

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