May 30, 2017

What Is Summer Learning Loss & How Can It Be Prevented?

We've all heard of the notion of summer learning loss, but what is it exactly?  It is defined as "the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer holidays. The loss in learning varies across grade level, subject matter, and family income.  A common finding across numerous studies is that, on average, students score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning of ...

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By Cara Aley

Categories: School Districts

May 25, 2017

Reach Parents Over the Summer With Digital Flyers

For years, K-12 families have missed out on educational opportunities for their children throughout the summer months. Because students weren't present on campus, they were unable to bring home important notices and reminders regarding programs and activities that keep them learning and engaged while school is out of session....

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By Susan Le

Categories: Program Providers

May 23, 2017

Tips for Collecting Parent Contact Information

Many districts struggle to capture and keep parent email addresses and other critical contact information up-to-date. With summer fast approaching, now’s the time to think about how you can best capture this information when back to school quickly comes around. We’ve interviewed 25 school districts who have a higher than 1:1 student to parent email address ratio for their district in order to learn which tools and processes ...

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By Rhea O'Connor

Categories: School Districts

May 11, 2017

How to ‘Green’ Your Lesson Plans

As a follow-up to her last blog, "How to 'Green' your Classroom", Peachjar brings you another guest blog from writer, editor, and musicophile who's passionate about vegetarianism and sustainable eating - Lauren Pezzullo.  As an editor for Modernize, Lauren writes about energy-efficient living in the home. She's currently writing her debut novel....

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By Lauren Pezzullo

Categories: School Districts

May 08, 2017

How to Captivate Parents with Beautiful Digital Flyers

One of the most important elements of a successful digital flyer campaign is effective design. With the right execution, a beautifully designed flyer can significantly increase your engagement rates, and help drive conversions. Today, we're going to share with you the fundamental rules of digital flyer design- so that you can create beautiful flyers that parents will love!  ...

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By Susan Le

Categories: Program Providers