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Year in Review: Alert Solutions’ Most Read Education Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Nina Caliri on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:12 AM

From being named a Top 100 Product by District Administration Magazine and receiving all three integration badges from PowerSchool to launching our ASI Mobile App, 2016 was a HUGE year for Alert Solutions’ education division.

Our education specialists were also hard at work providing k-12 school administrators with all the hot topics on our blog. Here are the most viewed education blog posts of 2016:

1. Purchasing a New K-12 Notification System in 2016? Read This First
With so many vendors to choose from, it’s an intimidating task to know where to begin your search. This blog post revealed 8 important questions you should ask before you purchase a k-12 school notification system.

2. FCC Update for K-12 Schools – Clarification to TCPA Legislationeducation.jpg
In the summer of 2015, the FCC issued a Declaratory Ruling and Order (Ruling) related to the TCPA. There was a huge amount of concern about these changes. In response to these concerns, the FCC released a new ruling in the summer of 2016 that granted broad exceptions for many communications to parents. This blog post shared those key points.

3. School Climate Linked to Teacher Retention and Student Achievement
A new report from New York University’s Research Alliance for NYC Schools found that school climate is directly correlated to things like teacher retention rates and student achievement. This blog post shared the responses from over 31,000 teacher surveys.

4. 4 Ways K-12 Schools Can Start Using Social Media
With more than 75% of the US population owning a social media profile, many schools are using Facebook and Twitter to interact with parents, staff, and even students in the classroom! This blog post shared 4 of the top ways school administrators are using social media.

5. School Bullying Incidents Decline Thanks to ESSA Guidelines
According to a Relationship Education (RE) study conducted by Healthy Relationships California , new education legislation called the Every Student Succeeds Act offers a good opportunity for schools to see reduced bullying and violence in relationships. This blog post shared the results of a study that exposed 7,000 students across California to RE.

What was your favorite education blog post from 2016? Let us know!

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Topics: multi-channel messaging, compliance, bullying, cyberbullying, school notifications, school announcement, school safety, power announcement, powerschool, education, social media education, school programs, parent communication

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