7 School Communication Problems between Teachers, Schools, and Districts
Problems for Teachers
1. Sending Messages to Everyone At Once
Individually messaging, emailing, or printing announcements and information can be time-consuming. Teachers need a better way to easily send things to all of the families in their classrooms at once, saving them time day after day.
2. Onboarding and registering families year over year
While there are many apps available to teachers, it can be a time-consuming process year over year to clear out, register, and maintain their student and/or family rosters.
3. Keeping personal information private
Teachers want to have their students and their families at their fingertips, without providing personal information like their phone number or social media information.
Problems for Schools and Districts
4. Easily reaching all families at once in one central place
Managing personal communication, mass notifications, and urgent alerts all typically require different platforms and apps. Reaching families should be as easy as just a few clicks, saving schools districts time and making it easy to create a connected community.
5. Reaching families in their preferred language
Language can be a driving factor behind why a family is disengaged. If the communication cannot be understood, families will struggle to actively engage in their child’s education and feel a part of their school’s community.
6. School districts need to improve family engagement in order to improve student learning outcomes and close their achievement gaps
Family engagement is a key component to student success as well as school improvement. In order for schools to improve student outcomes, they must engage all of their families, especially those who are disengaged from their child’s learning.
7. Tracking and measuring family engagement
Many districts struggle to track and measure family engagement to report out for ESSA and state requirements.