Better Communication In LCPS

For decades, K-12 educators have known that parental involvement is one of the most powerful drivers of student achievement and school performance. What has changed significantly in the world of K-12 education, however, is that new web-based technologies have made it possible for schools to increase parental involvement in ways that were simply impossible before -- using cost-effective technology solutions that have broad, sweeping impact across all subject areas, all grade levels, and at all performance levels --- truly transforming the learning community. The obstacles schools face in harnessing the power of parental involvement primarily revolve around the issues of information and communication. Older children often filter what information reaches their parents, and younger children can rarely articulate the kinds of details parents want. In addition, the sheer volume of information that changes daily in a school environment presents a major communication challenge. Although there are many different parenting styles, all parents of school-age children need current and relevant information to effectively apply the parenting styles that work for them. When parents have rich and timely information, they can use it to make a tremendous positive impact on the success of their children. In some cases, timely information to parents can be a matter of very high stakes: the difference between graduating or not … between making the honor roll or not … between being eligible for a sports team or not. Our mission is to get LCPS to provide the world leading technology solutions that help schools improve student performance by harnessing the power of parental involvement, supporting teachers, and engaging the learning community. Parents and Teachers Must Communicate - we hear that over and over again. Please visit the following website for a preview of an example of the software system we want LCPS to begin using: www.edline.com

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Several parents have started a grassroots effort to show Loudoun County Public Schools that we are not happy with the current method of communicating information with parents. We want LCPS to join the surrounding counties (Montgomery, Prince William) and implement a communication system that is affordable and makes it possible for schools to increase parental involement in ways that were simply impossible before. Please send an email to bettercommunicationinlcps@gmail.com if you wish to get involved in this effort.

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www.edline.com

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