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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ May 2015

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    This month's issue includes: Keeping Students Safe Online:  Dealing with Cyber Threats and Cyber Bullying; Public Records are Public How to Handle Requests for Public Information; Sample Graduation Speech; Why a Printed Newsletter is a Useful Tool; Working with the Media: Tell Your Story and Tell it Well; Insights for Parents: Accountability.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ April 2015

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    This month's issue includes: Brand Journalism: New Approach Tells an Old Story; Dealing with Irate Parents and Difficult Patrons; Radio Isn't Dead.  Don't Forget this Important Communication Tool; Safety Communications; What does Common Core Mean for Schools?; Insights for Parents:  What Parents Need to Know About Gangs.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ March 2015

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     This month's issue includes: A Dozen Ways to Keep Your Elected Officials in the Loop Year-Round; Don't Let Your Older Voters be Forgotten Demographic; Hiring and Retaining Qualified Candidates; Key 2015-16 Dates for School Calendars; Your Annual PR Check-up: Quick and Easy; Insights for Parents: Standardized Test Tips.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2015

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    This month's issue includes: Establishing Good Rapport with Your New Reporter; Understanding Our Students' Culture; Using Data-Driven Decision Making to Improve Learning; Winning the Battle to Cover Substitute Slots; Here's to You!  Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season; Insights for Parents:  Teaching Kids Goal-Setting Skills
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ January 2015

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    This month's issue includes: Creating Institutional Change; Communicating with Diverse Families; Media Tips for Board Members; Teacher Feature: A Fun (and easy) Introduction to your School Staff; Two-way Communication - The Best Way to Connect with Parents; Insights for Parents: College and Career Readiness
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November/December 2014

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    This month's issue includes: Bond Information Campaigns on the Cheap; Communications and Governmental Relations; Crisis Communication:  When the Crisis Isn't Yours Alone; Tips for a One-person PR Shop; What Do People Think?  Research Options for Every Budget; Insights for Parents:  Teaching kids About Money

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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June 2014

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    This month's issue includes: Developing your summer social strategy; FAQ Facts: Creating a user-friendly list of frequently asked questions; How welcoming are you?; Survey Research: Keeping Communities Engaged; Your spokesperson and your image; Insights for Parents: Enjoy your summer but be ready for a new school year.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ May 2014

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    This month's issue includes: Districts Can Reap Community Engagement Benefits Of Classroom Civics Lessons; Help Parents Help Their Children Succeed in School; How To Use Your New Vision Statement; Setting The Stage For Superintendent Success; Key 2014-215 Dates For School Calendars; Insights for Parents:  Why Children Should Know Computer Code.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ April 2014

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    This month's issue includes: Letter templates for your crisis arsenal, Part 2; Prevent communicable disease panic at your school; Sample graduation speech; "We love it!"  How to make your press releases sing; Here's to you!; Insights for Parents: Overindulgence.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ March 2014

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    This month's issue includes: Avoid school board policy adoption controversy:  Have a plan for public involvement; Common Core State Standards:  What do board members need to know?; Get to know the "over-60" crowd in your community; Internships: Building bridges to yoru business community; Letter templates for your crisis arsenal; Insights for Parents: Cheating
     
     
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2014

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    This month's issue includes: Do you have money measure on the ballot?  Vote unanimously and work to pass it!; Encouraging leadership in your staff; School districts: There's an app for that!; The school secretary is a frontline ambassador; Six tips for better customer service; Insights for Parents: Social Media and your child.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ January 2014

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    This month's issue includes: 13 Amazing Apps for Administrators; Community Surveys: Audience-Driven Communication Planning; Crisis Communications: Lessons from Tragedies; Engaging the Public During Legal Issues; Visioning: Engage Your Community to Define Educational Priorities; Insights for Parents: Homework Help for Students and Parents.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ November/December 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Election materials for a successful bond campaign; Media Relations: Turn those foes into friends; Showcase your students. Great content to share with your community; Social Media: A tool for Community Outreach; Here's to You! Where do you get your health news?; Insights for Parents: Resources for winter break.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ October 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Bond Communications: before, during and after; Making the change: implementing policy governance; Use content to tell your story; Use your survey data to build and effective communication plan; Using social media for professional development; Insights for Parents: Parents' guide to the Common Core.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ September 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Create positive headlines about your district by spotlighting success at school board meetings; Getting ready to make the move:  Preparing to adopt policy governance; Tips to help your students succeed and your parents feel welcome in a multilingual classroom; Volunteering in action; Your community survey:  What does the data really mean?; Insights for Parents: Developing self-discipline.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ August 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Back-to-School Communications Who, When, Why, and How; Dusting off the press release and finding a time and place for this tried-and-true tool; Watch your words; What is Policy Governance? Clarifying roles to get results; Here's to you! Coffee, tea and the beverages for children; Insights for Parents: Settling into a new school year.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ June 2013

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    This month's issue includes:  Creating a successful superintendent entry plan; Is your district's website front and center?; Surveys, Part 1 - Listening to your community with limited resources; Surveys, Part 2 - Deliver the message that gains the most suppoet; Translate jardon into language your audience will understand; Insights for Parents: Back-to-School Checklist
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ May 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Learning to Listen: Facebook for School Districts; New School Boundaries without the Tears; Planning a Board Retreat; Student Video Contest Entices Students to Share Good News about Schools; Use it or lose it! Tips to Keep your Children's Minds Engaged this Summer; Insights for Parents: Start Early to Get your Child Ready for Kindergarten
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ April 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Parent academies provide tools for meaningful parent engagement; Sample parent letters; The nuts and bolts of social media marketing: Part 2; Why publish an annual report?; Insights for Parents: Stopping bullying - Tips for Parents; Here's to You!: Kick the sugar habit.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ March 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Avoiding the Stress of Social Media - Part 1; Is it news? Tips to consider before you send your story to the media; Sample Graduation Speeech; Key 2013-2014 Dates for School Calendars; School Board 101; Insights for Parents: Stress Management Skills for Students.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ February 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Asking questions is a good way to find things out: Starting a district Q&A program; Communicating about school security; Is your finance measure ready for the ballot?; Is your district ready to go paperless?; Naming a school: An opportunity for high involvement; Insights for Parents: Good time management leads to better school success.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ January 2013

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    This month's issue includes: Your Budget Process: What and When to Share: Meeting the Challenge of Closing Schools; Keeping Staff in the Loop in the Electronic Age; Help your Community Make Sense of Complex Information; Insights for Parents: Parent Involvement in Schools; Here's to You!: Tips for Your New Year's Resolutions.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ October 2012

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    This month's issue includes: Editorial Boards 101:  Working with your news opinion leaders; Need a boost to your PR?  Take customer service to a new level; Press Release: Do they still work?; RACE to communicate with your different communities; School Board Media Relations: Develop a successful relationship with your local news media; Insights for Parents: Help your child understand what they see on the news.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ September 2012

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    This month's issue includes: Increase readability by "chunking" your content; Copying with dwindling resources; Effective internal communications: Email news your staff will read; Building partnerships that make a difference for schools; Storytelling:  An effective PR tool; Insights for Parents: Tips to help your child succeed on state tests; Here's to You!:  The Sitting Disease.
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  • CommunicationsPLUS ~ August 2012

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    This month's issue includes: Engage your audience with diverse content; Make your communications count; Getting into the school groove:  Parent tips for a successful school start; Plan to succeed:  Parent, student and staff pledges for learning; Improve your style: Why you need a guide for writing and design consistency; Using testimonials: Third-party comments are strong endorsements of your district; Insights for Parents:  Exercise and academic success
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