Communication

Increasing Parent Engagement with FreshGrade Next and offering resources for parents
We are pleased to announce some very exciting updates coming soon to FreshGrade. These updates include easy workflows, an improved gradebook, new parent and student functionality, and so much more! We asked teacher Kathy Rogers what excites her most about the Next Generation of FreshGrade and this is what she said: We know that students [...]
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Help parents engage in their child’s learning with a free printable handout of 17 parent conversation starters. We know that students perform better at school when their parents are actively involved in their education. Encouraging parents to comment on their child’s digital portfolio is a great way to reinforce learning and increase growth. Through ongoing […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: With Hurricane Harvey causing school closures and threatening disruption across Texas, it’s likely that the disaster will have an impact on students for generations to come. “When we hear about schools that are making the shift to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The reality of contemporary public education is that it’s amazing; it’s fulfilling; it’s a calling. But it can also be exhausting.” Data shows that schools throughout the US are grappling with teacher shortages. “I think we have […]

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We’re excited to announce the integration of Google Translate for comment and announcement features within FreshGrade for all new and existing school and district partners. Available on FreshGrade web apps, FreshGrade for Parents, and FreshGrade for Students mobile apps, this integration allows teachers, parents, and students to both read and write in the language of [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Despite Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praising it as a model for the nation, the K-12 education system in Florida is in chaos. Valerie Strauss has more via the Washington Post. Is digital nativism a myth? Studies show that younger generations […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Forbes features two young teachers who are using technology to overcome the challenges of larger classrooms, increase personalized learning, and help students set their own pace for success. “With the rise of the internet and the proliferation […]

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Learning Coach, Nathan McEntee shares his learning journey with implementing student-led conferences and digital portfolios.

Focus On Communicating Within The Education Community

Matt Utterback, the winner of The School Superintendents Association (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year award took time out of his busy post-award celebration to chat with Dr. Rod Berger at the AASA National Conference in New Orleans. Utterback expressed a great deal of humility in his acceptance of the award, believing wholeheartedly that it […]

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When my son, Chris, secured a job with a movie and TV special effects company last year, I said to him, “I guess your good grades in college got you the job, right?” “Sure, Dad,” Chris replied sarcastically. “This is what got me the job!” And Chris held up his SmartPhone to show me his [...]
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