Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent 2-day hearing before congressional committees serves as a reminder to school administrators that students’ privacy also needs assurances of protection. School privacy issues need your attention as data about them, you, me – everyone – is with
Communications for schools is more multifaceted than ever these days. The preeminence of digital channels, the sensitivity of privacy issues, social media, and advancing technologies in general make putting together and executing a communications plan quite the challenge for any school communication
You’re busy updating your school’s homepage with some fresh images when your superintendent hands you a letter from the Department of Education Office. It's a school website accessibility complaint from OCR – the Office for Civil Rights.
This official notification claims that your school w
When the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District launched its new website this month, the district’s public information officer Nicole Thomas had a list of priorities, foremost of which was to make certain the new site was compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and othe
Your school website needs some help. You get the occasional feedback from a frustrated parent or staff member who can't find what they're looking for. But aside from fielding the occasional complaint, you have no way of really analyzing your website. Or do you? Enter Google Analytics. This article o
Look around your school and you’ll find many people who could be valuable contributors to your website. It could be that school secretary with a flair for writing; a teacher with a cool class website of her own; or an athletics director who wants more timely game recaps. Problem is, many schools h
Watching the NCAA March Madness Selection Show, I thought of the many methods people use to choose the right school in their NCAA basketball brackets. But what about your next big pick – How to Choose a School Website Provider? How do you pick a winner or even your final four? Here are a few tips
During a recent Campus Suite Academy webinar, Making the Most of School Social Media in 2018 (see the webinar video here), we had many questions from registered attendees and didn’t have time to get to all of them. We've pulled together the answers to many of these shared, big questions about us
“We’re a private school. Does our website need to be accessible and ADA-compliant?” This is a question we often get as there's still a great deal of buzz around school website accessibility.
Public schools are required to adhere to section 508 because federal and/or state funding support re
There is no letting up on the pressure on school districts across America to comply with accessibility laws for school websites. But what about our neighbors to the north? Are Canada’s schools facing the same challenges schools in the U.S. are encountering to make and keep their websites accessibl