The ultimate school communications planning checklist

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

How to respond to a school website accessibility complaint from OCR

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

How schools can use Google Analytics

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

3 ways school website approval workflows can improve communications

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

Delete the madness: how to choose a school website provider with ease

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

New school website design themes by Campus Suite

COMING SOON - Part of the beauty of a Campus Sites™ website from Campus Suite is that schools can choose from an ever-expanding array of design themes: customizable themes that make it easy for a school district to maintain branding standards across schools and throughout departments. Mike Farl

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

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

5 easy steps to creating a school website accessibility policy

Putting together a school website accessibility policy is a critical and fundamental first step toward ADA compliance. It will not only form the foundation of your implementation plan and steer your website design going forward, but will create a mechanism for handling any issues or complaints about

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