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    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 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