Do private schools need accessible websites?

“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

4 ways to improve parent involvement at your school

Engaging your students' parents these days is actually easier than ever, thanks to the many channels at your fingertips – and theirs. In this article, I want to review those channels and encourage you and your fellow school administrators and teachers to start making the most of the variety of com

AODA helps steer school website accessibility in Canada

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

5 tips for great school website design

It's 2018 award season – Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, et al. But what about award-winning school website design? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or can we all agree what is a well-designed school website? We all know what makes for bad design, for we've all been on bad school websites – but

5 top school communications trends for 2018

Keeping up with communication trends and taking advantage of that ‘next big thing’ is not all that easy these days given the rapid pace at which technology and communications advance. So, as the new year is upon us, I wanted to take a moment to put the spotlight on 5 top school communications tr

Q and A from webinar on how to make PDFs accessible on school websites

During our recent Campus Suite Academy webinar How to Make your School PDF Documents Accessible and ADA Compliant, (see webinar video here), we had many questions we didn’t have time to answer live. Following are those questions and answers from the  webinar. In addition to reviewing the orig

4 steps to creating a school blog to boost school communications

Do you really need a school blog? Someone has to decide how it will be used, what the topics will be, and, most importantly, somebody has to write the darn thing. Creating a school blog takes time, after all, and you and your staff are already stretched thin. And even if you did have the time, would

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