• 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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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November/December 2016

    This months issue includes: Content for your website and social media; Forming a coalition to prevent teen suicide; Grant writing 101 - Tips for writing a strong and successful grant application, part 2; Late start/Early release days; Responses for weapons at school; Insights for Parents:  The value of positive behavior

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ October 2016

    This months issue includes: Be ready for the allergy watchdog parents; Designing websites for schools; Grant writing 101 - Tips for writing a strong and successful grant application; How communication tools have changed; Here's to You!; Insights for Parents: Understanding Teens

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ August 2016

    This months issue includes: Back-to-school safety communications; Communicating through transitions; Is it time to update your emergency plan?; Planning an event, initiative or special project; Understanding copyright rules; Insights for Parents: Reduce back-to-school stress

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June/July 2016

    This months issue includes: A united school board builds community trust; Does your team include a communications pro?; Effective social media on a tight budget; How to communicate stranger danger incidents; Ten tips for developing good email habits; Insights for Parents: Tips for Safe, Smart Summer; Bonus summer reading list

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ May 2016

    This months issue includes: Effective staff orientation; Communicating proactively with your community before an election; Tips for graduation speeches; Parent letter templates; What you need to know about changes in federal law - ESSA 

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ March 2016

    This months issue includes: Are You Social? Tips for setting up and using social networks to promote your district; Crafting a social media policy for students; Identify your voters to improve your communications, Understanding voters in your community, Part 2; Key Dates; Stay connected: The Power of networking for school leaders; Insights for Parents: School stress

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ December 2015

    This month's issue includes:  Communicating with Diverse Families; Develop a Strategic Communications Plan to Reach Your Goals; Is your Writing Readable?; What Parents Want From School Communications; Here's to You! Tips for a Healthy New Year; Insights for Parents:  The Importance of Soft Skills

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November 2015

    This month’s issue includes: Creating a successful social media policy; Hold an open house for calm and fair public involvement; Image isn't everything.  Except when it leads to persistent under-enrollment; Think outside the box to engage volunteers; Update for parents on Common Core and Smarter Balanced; Insights for Parents: Setting limits on screen time.

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ September 2015

    This month's issue includes: Bond Support Starts Before You Have a Bond Plan; Community Engagement Case Study: Fort McMurray Public Schools Tells its Story and Engages Audiences in a Fun Way; How to Work Effectively with a Communications Contractor; Know Your Community, Avoid Controversies and Pass Your Facility Measure; What Do You Say?  How to Shape Your Messages; Insights for Parents:  Balancing your Child's Activity Schedule

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ August 2015

    This month's issue includes: Back To School:  Make It Warm and Welcoming; Lessons Learned: Passing a Bond After a History of Failures Requires A Commitment To Change; Motivating Your Staff; Sports Safety Issues: Involve Your Community And Communicate With Family; Here's To You! Tips To Help Avoid Afternoon Fatigue, Reduce Health Problems From Bad Posture, And Determine Whether To Seek Emergency Help; Insights for Parents: Tips For A Healthy, Successful Year

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June/July 2015

    This month's issue includes: Effective Communication Tools to Help You Reach Your Parents; Grant Writing 101; Hiring Right: Recommendations For Selecting A PR Professional; Review Your Website and Make Changes To Breathe New Life Into It; Seven Tips For Success As A School Board Member; Insights For Parents:  Critical Thinking Skills

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