• CommunicationsPlus - April 2021

    This months issue includes:  Plan your school recognitions and celebrations; Refresher guide to AP style; School board 101: Help new board members become members of your school team; School board tips for professional online activity; Insights for parents: Covid-19 and mental health; 2021-22 key dates for school calendars.

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  • CommunicationsPlus - March 2021

    This months issue includes: Collaboration works; The mechanics of launching your e-newsletter; Media tips for school board members; Trust and good communication starts with good leadership; Why be transparent?; INSIGHT: Reading tips for remote learning.

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  • CommunicationsPlus - February 2021

    This months issue includes: Celebrate virtual learning; Make a plan to review your successes and failures of the COVID crisis; Meet your communications goals with an E-newsletter; Treating your staff with extra care and kindness; Your annual report is a report care for your community; INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS

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  • CommunicationsPlus - January 2021

    This months issue includes: Parents are partners in education; Policy refresher for school boards; Speak carefully to avoid miscommunication; Website accessibility benefits everyone; Here’s to You! Tips for your good health; Insights for Parents: Focus on skill building.

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  • Communications PLUS - November/December 2020

    This months issue includes: Attendance still matters; Communicate, communicate!; Controlling comments on Facebook; Launching a new app or system for parents, students or staff; Protecting student privacy during remote learning; Insights for Parents: COVID mental health tips for teens.

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  • CommunicationsPLUS - October 2020

    This months issue includes: Anti-racism resources to address racism and bias in schools; How do you treat your substitutes?; Make your communications count; Managing an online community: troll patrol; Social media photos for the 2020-21 school year; INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS: Help your child succeed in online classes 

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  • CommunicationsPLUS - September 2020

    This months issue includes: INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS: Validate your kids’ feelings; Podcasting 101; Sample school letter templates for issues related to COVID-19; Serve your students better by understanding their cultures; Using surveys to increase engagement; INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS: Masks for children

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  • CommunicationsPLUS - August 2020

    This months issue includes: Communications staff must be part of the decision-making team; How and why to write a letter to the editor; Making social media a priority this school year — in five simple tips!; School board members can create cooperation from confrontation; What can schools say about current hot-button issues?; INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS: Validate your kids’ feelings

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  • CommunicationsPLUS - May 2020

    This months issue includes:  Be radically clear in your crisis communications; Communication skills for school administrators; Creating institutional change; Graduating in a time of COVID-19; Maximizing community partnerships; INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS: Resources for learning during closures.

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ April 2020

    This months issue includes:  Helping your homeless students; Review and update your crisis communications plan; Tips for effective bond communications; What can you say? Guidelines for talking about politics; 2020-21 key dates for school calendars; 3 KEY INSIGHTS FOR PARENTS: What can you do about the coronavirus?

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2020

    This months issue includes:  Communicating About Chronic Absenteeism; Eight Steps to Plot Your Style Guide; Make Them Green With Envy: Be the Best With Color; Resource Round-Up: References for Text and Image Content; Succession Planning for a Smooth Transition; Insights for Parents: Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November/December 2019

    This months issue includes: Add Infographics to your Content Toolbox; Adding Student Work to Your Content Strategy; Improving Your Attendance Rates; Making Budgets Easier to Understand; Your Primer for PR Consultants: When, Why and How, Plus Do's and Don'ts;Insights for Parents

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ October 2019

    This months issue includes:  Communications training for principals; Getting the message: How schools and parents communicate; Share your good news with your community; Where do you find your good news stories; Update your school letter templates for the new school year; Insights for Parents: Setting limits on social media.

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  • Communications PLUS ~ September 2019

    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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