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10 Important Things to Add to Your School’s Website

Do you have a few extra minutes? Here are 10 important things you can update on your school website this weekend: Don’t bother with a generic contact form on your Contact page. On the other hand, do include a link to your online…
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The Impact of UserVoice on FACTS Services

It’s been eight months since FACTS deployed UserVoice, an online product idea forum. We caught up with Megan Higgins and Angela Nielsen on the FACTS product team to provide an update on UserVoice and the impact it’s had on our…
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Supporting Educators is at the Heart of FACTS Education Solutions

Although it’s never been simple, educating children in today’s society is full of complexities, never imagined by our parents or teachers. Where once there was an analog classroom, we have transitioned into the digitized learning setting, supported by high-definition instructional resources. Educators…
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Where User Experience and K-12 Education Intersect

Now, more than ever, the user experience – how a person or audience feels while interacting with a product or service – plays an integral role in products and services utilized by all K-12 education institutions. To design and implement…
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Are Your Development and Fundraising Efforts Evolving With Technology?

The typical donor engagement path continues to change with the influx of millennial alumni and more tech-savvy constituents. What does this mean for our schools? It’s time to re-evaluate our development and fundraising best practices to continue to reach both…
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Flipped Classrooms 101

The concept of flipping classrooms seems to be a hot, new trend in K-12 instruction. The simplest definition of a flipped classroom is when a teacher first introduces a new concept to students at home through some type of digital…
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Evolving to Serve Those in Need

Tips to help your school and families have a better experience with your financial aid program The financial aid application process continues to evolve — we’ve seen this happen with the transition from paper to online applications. It’s safe to…
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Addressing the M Word

Gain insight on what the millennial generation needs before they’ll engage with your school’s needs. “How do you get millennial donors and alumni to actually participate? Not just give, but also participate?” It’s a fair question, and one I get…
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FACTS Pay It Helps Schools Eliminate Paper, Increase Efficiencies

Learn how early adopter Heritage Christian Academy is improving business office processes. For many K-12 schools, permission slips, order forms, event tickets, and other stacks of paper overwhelm desks and countertops in administrative offices for much of the school year….
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Why Federal Programs are a Yes

A letter on Federal Education Programs is coming to your mailbox in January. Anyone who has ever been involved in the K-12 world knows a school’s daily pace from Thanksgiving weekend to winter break rapidly picks up speed. These four…
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Instagram in the Classroom

Integrating Instagram into the classroom is a fun way to get students engaged. Here are some of the most creative classroom uses of Instagram that we’ve come across: EdWeek has a roundup of several ideas. The Art of Education discusses…
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Why Do We Struggle to Evaluate Teacher Performance and What Biases Impact Feedback?

How Video-Based Observation Can Encourage Open Discussions About Teaching Performance As presenters, we struggle to evaluate our performance due to the distractions and biases we encounter while presenting. The same goes for administrators when evaluating the performance of their teachers….
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