• Communications PLUS - September

    This months issue includes:  Growing Leaders from your Staff; The Importance of Working with Realtors; Print is Not Dead; Share Information to Help Parents with School Lunch Options; Who are you Talking to? Tailoring your Writing Style for your Audience; Insights for Parents: Personal Finance.

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June/July 2019

    This Month's Issue Includes: Don't Forget to Share your Facilities Updates; Graduation Welcome Speeches: Alternative Schools; SEO in 2019: Basics and Beyond; Summer PR Planning for the New School Year; Here's to You!; Insights for Parents: Summer Learning.

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  • CommunicationsPlus ~ May 2019

    This Month's Issue Includes: Do you have a key communicator network?; Ideas for incorporating student input into decision-making process; Increase community confidence in your school safety efforts; Sample graduation speech and program; School take on responsibilities for sharing their own news; Insights for Parents: Tips to motivate a "lazy" child

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  • CommunicationsPlus ~ April 2019

    This Month's Issue Includes: 2019-20 Key dates for school calendars; The benefits of critical comments on your social media channels; Celebrate your staff during appreciation week events; Communicating about deaths; School board responses: Kindergarten behavior crisis; Insights for Parents: Helping Kids Communicate

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  • CommunicationsPlus ~ March 2019

    This Month's Issue Includes:  The benefits of school board leadership training; Considering hiring an ex-journalist as a school communicator; Do you have a communication plan for immunizations?; Evaluating your communications: Understanding and assessing yor effectiveness; Finding the right people for the team; Insights for Parents: Immunuzing kids against disease.

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2019

    This Month's Issue Includes: Do you have a policy for that?  Crowdfunding for classroom activities and programs; Evaluating your communications:  Understanding and assessing your effectiveness; Internet censorship:  How and why to moderate content and manage trolls; Protect your credibility through careful proofreading; When something changes, prepare your office staff to serve customers efficiently, consistently; Insights for Parents:  Monitor online activity

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ January 2019

    This Month's Issue Includes: Communicating through images; Evaluate your election results: What to do when you win and when you lose; The new currency: Getting their attention in three seconds; Maintaining civility at board meetings; Here's to You!  Tips for your good health; Insights for Parents: Student Success

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November/December 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes: Adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care, Pt.2; How much information is too much?; The importance of being empathetic:  Why feelings matter; Measuring achievement is more than test scores; Tips for new school board members; Insights for Parents:  Reputation Management

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ October 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes: Adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care; Crisis communication case study: Wildfires and smoke in your community; Recruiting and caring for volunteers; Tips for local responses to national stories; Translating for your community's non-English speakers; Insights for Parents:  Emotional and Behavioral Issues

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ September 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes: Communicating About Online Learning Opportunities for Students; Plan First, Save the Fun Part for Last!: Developing Back-to-School Learning Opportunities for Parents; Two-way Communications with your Local Reporter; Maximizing your Website's Potential as a Communications Tool; Insights for Parents:  Understanding Your Startegy

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June/July 2018

    This Months Issue Includes:  Case study: PR lessons from a water crisis; Communications planning 101: How to develop a strong communications plan to guide your work; Increase support for your district by communicating with non-parents; Start the new year with welcome-to-school packets; Training staff to do communications roles; Insights for Parents: Tips for a smooth back-to-school start; Key 2018-19 Dates for School Calendars PDF

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ May 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes: How to Showcase the Full Range of Your District's Programming; Tip Sheet for Summer PR Work; Sample Graduation Speech; Teach Your Students Civics by Bringing Candidates into the Classroom; Insights:  Play is the Work of Kids.

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ April 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes: Safety: Making kids feel safe; Key 2018-19 Dates for School Calendars; News from the Front Lines:  How and Why to Communicate the Bigger Message; Make your Meetings Meaningful; Rules for Managing your PR Staff to Create Effective Communications; Rumor Control: Preventing and Responding to Misinformation, Gossip and Rumors

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ March 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes:  Bond Measure Election Tips and Lessons; When and Why You Should Meet with Your Editorial Board; Know Your Community; Leveraging Pets in the Classroom, Part Two; Recognize Your Staff and Education Partners; Insights for Parents:  Teach Your Child About Money

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes: Are You Social?  Tips to Improve Your Social Media Presence; Engaging Seniors/Baby Boomers; If You Aren't Doing Any Public Speaking, Why Not?; Leveraging Pets in School to Your Advantage, Part One; What Is News?; Insights for Parents: Test Tips

     

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ January 2018

    This Month's Issue Includes:  Communicating Your Strategy: Effectively Sharing Your Strategic Plan; Do You Practice Two-Way Communication?; How Smaller Districts Handle Communications; Tips for Media Interviews: It's What You Say and How You Say It; Here's to You! Tips for Your Good Health; Insights for Parents: Teen Tips

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November/December 2017

    This month's Issue Includes:  Creating a Culture of Collaboration; Harnessing the Power of Student and Teacher Voice: Using Students and Staff as Speakers, Presenters and Writers; Keeping Calm: What We Can Learn From Firefighters and Police; Legislative Prep: Help Your Legislators Help You; Tips for Better School Board Engagement with the Community; Insights for Parents:  Protecting Your Children Online

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ October 2017

    This months issue includes:  Guidelines for safe and effective interactions with students, parents and community members; Internal communications tips to reach staff through mobile devices; The rapidly changing role of the school principal; Why can't schools be run like busineses?; You are not alone: Using communication networks for support, inspiration, and professional growth; Insights for Parents: help your child learn to read

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June/July 2017

    This months issue includes:  Communicating through video; The important relationship between superintendents and communications staff; Tips for editors; Use an editorial calendar to plan your content and reach your audience; Why and how to form your facilities task force; Insights for Parents

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ May 2017

    This months issue includes: Coaching your way to good writing; Communicating through video: Enhancing and personalizing internal communications; Hey kids, it's show don't tell time!; Modeling civility in an era of hot-button politics; When should you buy advertising?; Insights for Parents: Evaluating contend credibility

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ April 2017

    This months issue includes: Celebrating Successes:  using storytelling to build support and connect with your audience; Key 2017-18 Dates for School Calendars; Maintaining your PR Policies; Sample Graduation Speech; Tips and Tricks of hashtagging#; Insights for parents: Praising your Child

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ March 2017

    This months issue includes: Building networks; Celebrating your successes: Using storytelling to build support and connect with your audience; New year, new trends - and some old ones that are still relevant; Responding during student arrests; Thinking about running for school board? Thank you!; Insights for Parents: Test Tips

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2017

    This months issue includes: Ask, listen, adapt: Using focus groups to inform message, communications and decision-making; Communication tips for staff member arrests; Community engagement builds support for education; Criticism, emotions and what we can learn from middle school; The importance of staff recognition; Insights for Parents:  Media Guidelines for Parents

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ January 2017

    This months issue includes: Advice that really clicks:  how to embed online details; Aligning student discipline practices with school values; How a budget document can help or hurt your school district brand; Increasing the impact of your professional development opportunities: Recognize your school board during School Board Recognition Month; Insights for Parents:  Cyberbullying

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ September 2016

    This months issue includes: Build a strong and transparent public records process; Communicating about threats; Marketing or public relations: Which is more important?; Timetable for school communicaitons/public relations programs; Who are you talking to? Define your audience when you plan your communications; Insights for Parents: The lifelong value of early learning

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