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Communication Between School Leaders and Teachers

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”— Rudyard Kipling Communication. When we’re doing it right, we learn, collaborate, and use that knowledge and collaboration to (hopefully) further the interests and benefits of the group as a whole. When we’re doing it wrong, miscommunication can lead to confusion, frustration, misunderstandings, lack of […]

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Conference CliffNotes: California Charter School Association | Defining Quality Schools

Here at Schoolrunner, we often have team members flying around the country to attend interesting conferences on both education and edtech. Being the data-dorks that we are, we love taking notes on all the things we see and learn at these talks. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend California Charter School Association’s 2016 Conference in […]

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One Step Ahead – Teachers in the Know

Have you ever taken a quiz on pop culture and felt so behind? There’s a moment of disappointment quickly overshadowed by the recognition that being ‘on fleek’ is inconsequential. However, if we shift into the classroom, being in the know is crucial for teachers. It’s important not only to make sure scholars are progressing, but […]

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What Are Your Kids’ Media Habits?

Here at Schoolrunner, we love data visualizations. Sometimes in our internet travels we come across some really great ones, so we figure – why pass up an opportunity to share the knowledge? Hope you enjoy! Little Suzy’s at it again. It seems that every time you turn your head, her head is buried in her […]

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Teachers Talk: How Schoolrunner Fosters Parent Engagement

Sarah Butler, a Math and Science teacher at Choice Foundation’s McDonogh 42 Charter School in New Orleans, weighs in on the benefits of using Schoolrunner for connecting with parents about their children’s progress, while building parent-teacher relationships. With increased knowledge comes increased accountability, and once parents have access to student data, it’s easier for them to […]

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Spotting Teacher Burnout

[burn-out] noun a fire that is totally destructive of something. Also, burn-out. Fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity. Yeowch. It sounds so final. And so … depressing. While researching this blog post, I interviewed a few teachers and noticed that once I said these words, their faces quickly lit […]

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Schoolrunner and The Achievement School District: Fostering a Collaborative and Positive School Culture

Tennessee’s Achievement School District was created to fulfill the vision of taking the lowest-performing 5% of schools in Tennessee and bringing them into the top 25%. This vision includes preparing all students for college and career success while engaging families and community members in innovative ways. After an extensive search of school management systems, ASD […]

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