• Is Your School’s PTA/PTO Ready for #GivingTuesday?

    • by admin
    • November 20, 2018
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    • Fundraising Schools
    • Every year on Livingtree Give, we see projects from outdoor gardens to programs for the arts.  Every project has an outcome directly related to students. Where else can you have such an impact on the future of our country and the world to inspire a life-long journey of learning? One of the biggest

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  • #GivingTuesday 2018 + Livingtree Give

    • by admin
    • November 14, 2018
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    • Fundraising Resources Schools Teacher
    • Take part in this year's global day of giving! #GivingTuesday (11/27) + Livingtree Give What is #GivingTuesday and how is Livingtree Give involved? #GivingTuesday is a global movement where campaigns happen in almost every country in the world.  For the past two years, Livingtree Give (Form

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  • Livingtree Engage Fall 2018 Feature Updates

    • by admin
    • October 25, 2018
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    • General New Features News Resources
    • We've put together a feature recap from the Fall of 2018 for all of our Livingtree Engage users. Here are the updates that went live this fall: New “Share A Message” Design Sharing a post has a new look! At the start of the school year, we updated the design and feel for users sharing messag

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  • Livingtree: Always Growing

    • by admin
    • October 22, 2018
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    • General News Students The Story
    • Livingtree was created by a family in 2013 as a solution to keep families connected to the academic lives of their children through technology. As a company, we are on a mission to bring the best tech platforms and practices to schools and families, and believe that together we can bring out the bes

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  • Why it’s Time to Stop Using Social Media in the Classroom

    • by admin
    • October 11, 2018
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    • Family Teacher
    • With the number of teachers and school administrators that have increasingly embraced social media as a way to better connect with parents and families, we must address why it’s time to STOP using social media in the classroom. Problem 1: App Overload The first problem goes back to the idea

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  • 5 Liabilities of Crowdfunding that Every K-12 District Should Know

    • by admin
    • September 25, 2018
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    • District Fundraising Resources
    • Over the years, there has been a growing spotlight on the education funding gap. The gap has become more of a problem for many K-12 school districts since 2008, and recent statistics show an increase in teacher spending on school supplies. Many schools and districts are finding that traditional f

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  • Livingtree Hires Leading Expert in Family Engagement and Former Acting State Superintendent of Virginia: Dr. Steve Constantino

    • by LivingTree News
    • June 26, 2018
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    • Engagement in Education News
    • As the leading engagement platform provider for K-12 schools, we are excited to announce the hiring of the nation's leading expert in family engagement and former Acting Virginia State Superintendent, Dr. Steve Constantino who joins Livingtree after an esteemed career in the K-12 education space.

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  • LivingTree Education Sessions!

    • by admin
    • October 3, 2017
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    • Engagement in Education General Resources
    • We're thrilled to announce our participation in upcoming conference sessions. We're sharing best practices and frameworks based on millions of conversations and points of engagement. The focus of these sessions will be using technology to create positive and inclusive environments. We hope you'll jo

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  • Hurricane Relief

    • by Joni Carswell
    • September 12, 2017
    • 4
    • General News
    • When Hurricane Harvey came ashore August 25, 2017, an estimated $180 Billion in damage across 300 miles resulted. The damage included 200,000 homes and over 300 schools. As the school year progresses and the initial and incredible rush of support depletes, there are still many educators and families

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  • New Year – New Opportunity

  • LivingTree Announces Attendance Alert Capability

    • by LivingTree News
    • July 29, 2017
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    • News
    • LivingTree, a private social network for PK-12 family engagement, today announced the availability of attendance alerts, a new feature of its engagement platform. School and district administrators can now use LivingTree to quickly and easily share attendance alerts with families, extending the solu

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  • LivingTree Announces Third Round of Drako Grant Recipients

    • by LivingTree News
    • June 14, 2017
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    • News
    • LivingTree Announces Third Round of Drako Grant Recipients One Million Dollar Grant Helps PK-12 Schools Across the Country Deepen Family & Community Engagement via Tiered Social Network® AUSTIN, TX, June 15, 2017 – LivingTree today announced that it has awarded $500,000 in third round Dra

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  • LivingTree Announces Second Round of Drako Grant Recipients

    • by LivingTree News
    • May 22, 2017
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    • News
    • LivingTree Announces Second Round of Drako Grant Recipients One Million Dollar Grant Helps PK-12 Schools Across the Country Deepen Family & Community Engagement via Tiered Social Network® AUSTIN, TX, May 22, 2017 – LivingTree today announced that it has awarded $250,000 in second round Dr

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  • Nurture International School – “Go For It!”

    • by LivingTree News
    • May 8, 2017
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    • Schools Testimonials
    • Dr. Stella Pandhare, Principal of Nurture International School, says “Go for It” Nurture International School is in their second year using LivingTree. During this school year alone, Nurture International has shared 5600 posts, 440 files, 160 events, and 4800 photos. They are realizing their

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  • LivingTree Announces First Round of Drako Grant Recipients

    • by LivingTree News
    • May 3, 2017
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    • Engagement in Education News
    • LivingTree Announces First Round of Drako Grant Recipients One Million Dollar Grant Helps PK-12 Schools Across the Country Deepen Family & Community Engagement via Tiered Social NetworkR AUSTIN, TX, May 3, 2017 – LivingTree today announced that it has awarded $250,000 in first round Drako

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  • Drako $1,000,000 Family Engagement Grant for Schools

  • NSBA Innovation Showcase 2017 – LivingTree Selected!

    • by LivingTree News
    • March 22, 2017
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    • News
    • We're thrilled to announce that we've been selected as a member of the 2017 National School Board Association (NSBA) Innovation Showcase. National School Boards Association Announces 2017 Education Technology Innovation Showcase March 21, 2017 Alexandria, Va.  (March 21, 2017) – The

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  • Survey Says: The RIGHT Technology Works for Engagement

  • Phone Alerts!!

    • by LivingTree News
    • February 9, 2017
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    • News
    • AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingTree, a private social network for PK-12 family engagement, today announced the availability of Phone Alerts, a new feature of its engagement platform. School and district administrators can now use LivingTree to quickly and easily share phone

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  • Educator Views on Family Engagement

    • by LivingTree News
    • January 26, 2017
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    • Engagement in Education
    • 97% of principals and teachers agree that families and educators should be equal partners in supporting student learning Scholastic has released a principal and teacher report resulting from a survey of 4700+ schools. The entire report can be found here. It does an excellent job of covering topics r

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  • Maria Cantu SHARES Her Classroom

    • by LivingTree News
    • January 13, 2017
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    • Testimonials
    • Maria Cantu has been educating children for 12 years; 9 of those years at Daniel Ramírez Elementary School in Pharr, Texas.  She knew she wanted to become a teacher when she was volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club the summer of her 9th grade year. “I instantly fell in love with teaching." 

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  • Proactive Family Engagement Efforts

    • by LivingTree News
    • January 12, 2017
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    • Engagement in Education
    • As shared in District Administration Magazine - Q&A with Joni Carswell of LivingTree Increasing student success with proactive family engagement efforts - Having a single platform to house all activity and conversation can help districts transform family engagement! What are the benefits of a

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  • Digital tools help districts overcome language barriers to family engagement

    • by LivingTree News
    • January 4, 2017
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    • News
    • As shared in Education Dive Digital tools help districts overcome language barriers to family engagement - One social network's automatic translation feature has helped parents better interact with teachers AUTHOR Tara García Mathewson@TaraGarciaM PUBLISHED Dec. 22, 2016 Ensurin

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  • LivingTree Acquires ClassMessenger

    • by Joni Carswell
    • December 23, 2016
    • 2
    • News
    • We're excited to announce that we've acquired ClassMessenger. We've worked with the impressive ClassMessenger team for the past few weeks to ensure a seamless transition for ClassMessenger users. We couldn't be more excited to welcome ClassMessenger into the LivingTree family and ClassMessenger CEO

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  • LivingTree Doubles User Base

    • by LivingTree News
    • December 13, 2016
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    • News
    • LivingTree Doubles User Base in Q4 as Parents, Teachers and Students Embrace Its Engagement Platform Skyrockets past the half-million user mark with millions more in the pipeline AUSTIN, TX—December 13, 2016— LivingTree, which unites educators and families with a private, safe and secure platf

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  • Dean Drako Acquires LivingTree, a K-12 Family Engagement Company

    • by LivingTree News
    • November 30, 2016
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    • News
    • Drako to Amplify LivingTree Tiered Social Network® Development and Cybersecurity Strength AUSTIN, TX, November 30, 2016 – LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, today announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the co

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  • Tiered Social Network

    • by Joni Carswell
    • November 30, 2016
    • 5
    • General The Story
    • LivingTree builds trust and partnership between schools and families by providing private, social networks to enable family engagement. LivingTree builds these communities using the LivingTree Tiered Social NetworkR. What is LivingTree’s Tiered Social NetworkR? It is a private social network tha

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  • LIVINGTREE WINS TWO 2016 STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

    • by LivingTree News
    • November 21, 2016
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    • News
    • LIVINGTREE WINS TWO 2016 STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS Company Recognized for Connecting Communities through Innovative Mobile Platform AUSTIN, TX – November 19, 2016 – LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, is pleased to announce it was awarded two Stevie® Awards at

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  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    • by LivingTree News
    • November 12, 2016
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    • Resources
    • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 introduced many updates regarding family engagement. Anne T. Henderson of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform released an excellent brief detailing the updates. LivingTree uniquely addresses the need to implement campus and district wide collabor

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  • Teaching Tolerance

    • by LivingTree News
    • November 10, 2016
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    • Resources
    • Families join our teachers from a variety of circumstances and cultures. Moving beyond beginning of school introductions to partnership takes planning and effort. True family engagement is a year long process. Teaching Tolerance has excellent resources available to guide teachers in partnering with

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  • Family Engagement Rubric

    • by LivingTree News
    • October 26, 2016
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    • Resources
    • Family engagement is the number one driver of student success, but it is often difficult to set goals and measure results. We were excited to come across a free rubric by the Flamboyan Foundation. The rubric lays out three critical criteria for the central players in engagement, our teachers: Tea

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  • Effective Engagement Principles

  • Harvard Teaching Cases

    • by LivingTree News
    • September 28, 2016
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    • Resources
    • The Harvard family research project has put years of research into developing effective family engagement frameworks and teaching case studies. These case studies are a great resource for working with your teachers and staff to develop effective methods for community engagement. Even better, they'r

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  • Broadening Family Engagement

    • by LivingTree News
    • September 7, 2016
    • 00
    • Engagement in Education
    • We're delighted to share the following from guest blogger, Eden Segal. Family engagement in schools is based on relationships How do you recruit families? Invite and build relationships. Communication is a two-way proposition that is critical to building relationships. We often “push” informat

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  • Five Steps to Engaging in the New School Year

    • by Joni Carswell
    • August 11, 2016
    • 2
    • Engagement in Education
    • Over the last four years, our team has had the opportunity to work with schools and districts around the United States and world to increase parent engagement. We've seen a few simple behaviors that drive successful programs. Some of these are basic framework for any program, however, we thought we'

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  • A “whole community on board”

  • There’s a PLATFORM for that

    • by Joni Carswell
    • June 6, 2016
    • 3
    • Engagement in Education
    • There’s an app for that. In 2016 there’s an app (or a dozen) for every need and / or want we can imagine. Education technology is no different. Every week there’s another app for behavior, communication, attendance, you name it. They’re free! The teachers will drive them! But when is enough

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  • Lori Genzer’s LivingTree Story

  • Collective Voice

    • by Joni Carswell
    • May 16, 2016
    • 00
    • Engagement in Education General
    • Our mission at LivingTree is to build trust and partnership between schools, families, and communities. Why is this so important to us? Because we’re educators and parents ourselves and parent engagement is the number one driver of student success. The increased national conversation we’re seein

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  • Connecting teachers, parents, and students in ONE place!

  • Abbey Buchert’s LivingTree Story

  • PSJA ISD – 21,000 Virtual Windows and Counting!

    • by LivingTree News
    • April 14, 2016
    • 2
    • Engagement in Education Schools
    • “LivingTree allows us to take a leap forward in community building by providing us with our own private social network for collaboration and engagement across our district, school, and classroom communities.”  – Adrian Garcia, PSJA ISD Chief Technology Officer Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, locat

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  • Irving ISD Builds Relationships and Trust with LivingTree

  • 100% Participation = Real Results

  • Ten Favorite Things

  • 7 Ways the LivingTree App Increases Parent Engagement

  • Comunicación Directa de Padres a Maestros En Su Propio Idioma

    • by LivingTree News
    • October 21, 2015
    • 00
    • News Testimonials
    • http://www.elianatardio.com/2015/09/16/comunicacion-directa-padres-maestros-propio-idioma/?utm_content=buffer66671&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Tuve la suerte de participar de un valioso seminario para entender los servicios que LivingTree tiene para o

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  • LivingTree Strengthens Parent Engagement

    • by LivingTree News
    • October 15, 2015
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    • News Testimonials
    • http://www.mommyteaches.com/2015/09/livingtree-strengthens-parent-engagement/ Parental Engagement is a must in my book. Right from the very start of the year, I feel the need to connect with the teachers for both of my boys. I begin the introduction on the second day via email. I want them to know

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  • Communication is Key in Staying Engaged in Your Child’s Education

    • by LivingTree News
    • October 7, 2015
    • 00
    • News Testimonials
    • http://quemeanswhat.com/parent-teacher-communication-is-key/ Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education. (NEAtoday.org) Parents are their children’s most important

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  • Una plataforma de comunicación escolar que elimina la barrera del idioma

    • by LivingTree News
    • October 1, 2015
    • 00
    • News Testimonials
    • http://www.lafamiliacool.com/una-plataforma-de-comunicacion-escolar-que-elimina-la-barrera-del-idioma/ Este es un post patrocinado por Livingtree. Como siempre, todas las opiniones son de mi autoría y no han sido editadas por terceros. La distribución de premios del sorteo en la fiesta en Twi

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  • LivingTree – Bridging the gap between parent and teacher

  • LivingTree Surpasses 16 Million Points of Engagement as Students Return to School

    • by LivingTree News
    • September 1, 2015
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    • News Testimonials
    • AUSTIN, TX, September 01, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- LivingTree has enabled over sixteen million points of engagement between parents, teachers, students and school administrators. Communities are achieving unprecedented levels of partnership with LivingTree's online/mobile app that helps foster and

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  • Thoughts on a New School Year

  • TEXT ME – LivingTree now has texting!!

    • by Joni Carswell
    • August 6, 2015
    • 00
    • New Features
    • LivingTree is thrilled to announce our latest feature! Just in time for the new school year, we’re pleased to offer SMS texting as part of our full community engagement feature set. This new feature provides even more options to reach every member of your community. Whether alerting your communit

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  • Learnings from FCE

    • by Joni Carswell
    • July 15, 2015
    • 2
    • Engagement in Education
    • Parent engagement is our passion. Attending the national family and community engagement conference in Chicago in June was a treat in so many ways. From learning about Chicago’s community school efforts to being inspired by local and state leaders, we left re-charged to deliver on our mission to c

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  • TCASE Deploys Next Generation Solution for Member Engagement and Collaboration

    • by LivingTree News
    • April 13, 2015
    • 00
    • Engagement in Education News
    • Education PR News Members now have a single, secure place to engage on mobile or web  AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) is now utilizing LivingTree to provide its members with an engagement platform allowing for instant and two-way communication cap

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  • Parent Engagement: Building Trust, Fostering Community, and Improving Outcomes

  • LivingTree in Classrooms Across the US

  • The Best Engagement Tools Erase Language Barriers AND Allow Two-Way Conversation

    • by Diane Vail
    • March 17, 2015
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    • Uncategorized
    • The importance of an accurate, instant 2-way translation tool is reflected in the sheer numbers of limited-English students as well as the magnitude of languages spoken today in U.S. public schools. According to facethefactsusa.org and reports from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center f

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  • Parents & Schools Love LivingTree!

  • Getting the Most Out of Your “Staycation”

  • LivingTree takes student-parent communication beyond ‘school was fine’

    • by LivingTree News
    • March 5, 2015
    • 00
    • News Testimonials
    • By: Doug Pitorak, Built in Austin When parents ask kids about their school day, they often get a generic, succinct response. Tired of being left in the dark as parents, Cullen Childress and Krishna Sai founded LivingTree, a private, secure and hierarchical social network that enables convenient com

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  • Educators Across Texas Seek New Ways to Improve Parent, Community & Student Engagement

    • by LivingTree News
    • January 26, 2015
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    • News
    • LivingTree will be presenting on Monday at the 2015 TASA Midwinter Conference to help share how both Irving ISD and PSJA ISD are currently making sweeping changes in community and student engagement. We look forward to what we will learn and hear from audience members and conference attendees. Dist

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  • Irving ISD launches communications network

    • by LivingTree News
    • November 25, 2014
    • 00
    • News Schools Testimonials
    • http://irvingblog.dallasnews.com/2014/11/irving-isd-launches-new-communications-network.html/ The Irving ISD has launched a new communications network called LivingTree to provide families the opportunity to connect, engage and share in their children’s education. The implementation of LivingTre

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  • Irving ISD Families Connect, Engage and Share with LivingTree

    • by LivingTree News
    • November 21, 2014
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    • News Schools Testimonials
    • Irving ISD Families Connect, Engage and Share with LivingTree Earlier this week, Irving ISD launched a new communications network, LivingTree, to provide families the opportunity to connect, engage and share in their children’s education. The implementation of LivingTree’s private, ‘social-l

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  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Continues Expanding Community Collaboration with LivingTree Implementation

    • by LivingTree News
    • September 24, 2014
    • 00
    • News Schools Testimonials
    • http://bit.ly/1Dxn64K  AUSTIN, TX, September 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As a perennial frontrunner in creating academic opportunities for students and achieving top graduation rates, PSJA ISD leads the nation in creating strategies and executing programs which lead to student and commun

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  • New Features for the New School Year!

    • by LivingTree News
    • September 8, 2014
    • 00
    • New Features News
    • LivingTree was hard at work this summer making enhancements and releasing new features. We’re excited to announce the Directory and an update to Volunteer Management. You can now fully utilize LivingTree as your online directory. In the web application, you will see that Contacts has turned into D

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  • Region One ESC Partners with LivingTree to Further Build Community in Valley School Districts

    • by LivingTree News
    • August 26, 2014
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    • News
    •         Region One ESC partners with LivingTree to further build community in Valley school districts LivingTree’s private “social-like” network recommended for community engagement August 5, 2014-- As the Rio Grande Valley continues to see rapid growth and Texas House Bill 5 requirement

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  • Texas Education Service Centers Partner with LivingTree

    • by LivingTree News
    • July 16, 2014
    • 00
    • News Testimonials
    • http://educationprnews.com/education_articles/2014/07/texas-education-service-centers-partner-with-livingtree-389749.htm#.U8XtCPldWSo Texas Education Service Centers Partner with LivingTreeTogether, ESCs and LivingTree bring one integrated K-12 private "social-like" network to school communities 

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  • Connecting Parents to Their Children’s Teachers and Schools With LivingTree

    • by LivingTree News
    • June 17, 2014
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    • News Schools
    • Read about LivingTree on emerginingedtech.com: Connecting Parents to Their Children’s Teachers and Schools With LivingTree by LAURA WELLINGTON on JUNE 17, 2014 Raising the Pride: Merging Education & Technology With The Heart Of A Lion! If you ever doubted the power “parent involve

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  • ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

    • by LivingTree News
    • June 9, 2014
    • 00
    • News
    • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-wellington-/ell-parents-forcing-chang_b_5119028.html Laura Wellington Media and Technology Entrepreneur, Blogger ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System! Posted: 04/16/2014 11:00 am EDT Updated: 06/09/2014 5:59

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  • Teaching Your Child Healthy Friendship Skills

    • by Joni Carswell
    • June 3, 2014
    • 00
    • Family
    • Written by Guest Blogger: Lisa Montierth Summer is just over the horizon! It’s coming at us fast, and it’s bringing all sorts of wonderful things with it: long hours spent under the sun, barbecues, family vacations, and, of course, a break from all the routines of the school year. With all tha

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  • 10 Booming Startups in Austin

  • Helping Your Child Develop a Love of Learning

    • by Joni Carswell
    • March 25, 2014
    • 00
    • Family Schools
    • Written by Guest Blogger: Lisa Montierth A love of learning can make all the difference in your child’s life, and not just in school. Developing a passion to learn helps kids grow into curious, successful adults. Being engaged at school is certainly a big step toward being an enthusiastic learne

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  • How to Hold Great Parent Teacher Conferences

    • by Joni Carswell
    • March 25, 2014
    • 2
    • Schools
    • Written by Guest Blogger: Lisa Montierth Parent-teacher conferences will always have the potential to be emotional minefields. But you have the power to make the experience productive and enjoyable. Use some of these techniques to have your best parent-teacher conferences yet (you can use these tec

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  • How to Encourage Parent Engagement at Your School

    • by Joni Carswell
    • February 20, 2014
    • 00
    • Schools
    • Written By Guest Blogger: Lisa Montierth Parent engagement at school does so many great things for the community. Teachers have better morale, students are more interested, and parents even report feeling more confident and satisfied when they are engaged at their children’s school. Schools achie

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  • How to Successfully Engage with Your Child’s Classroom

    • by Joni Carswell
    • February 20, 2014
    • 00
    • Family
    • Written by Guest Blogger:  Lisa Montierth As parents, there’s nothing that we wouldn’t do to help our kids succeed. All week we tow them to and from school, lessons, and clubs, happily trading in our valuable time to help enrich theirs, all without blinking an eye. So if you knew there was a

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  • LivingTree Selected as Preferred Parent Engagement Platform

    • by LivingTree News
    • February 8, 2014
    • 00
    • News
    • Houston Independent School District Selects LivingTree as Preferred Parent Engagement Platform LivingTree recommended as the online and mobile platform of choice for K-8 Houston Independent School District, in an effort to promote deeper parent communication and involvement, has tested and now offic

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  • No More Wondering

    • by Joni Carswell
    • November 19, 2013
    • 00
    • Schools Testimonials
    • Guest Blogger:  Shayne Byrne, CrossPoint Christian School, Lead Teacher - 4's Communication is key when teaching.  Our parents want to know what is going on in their children's school lives and LivingTree helps bridge that gap helping alleviate the wonder of whether or not parents are seeing th

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  • Teacher + Parent: Top 5 Views on Parent Engagement

    • by Joni Carswell
    • October 8, 2013
    • 00
    • Family Schools
    • Parent engagement is a beach?!? I want a vacation.  A seemingly simple statement that resonates with most, yet with it comes with a variety of interpretations and definitions. For me it’s a morning in the mountains, breathing the cool air and hearing nothing but nature. Someone else might have

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  • LivingTree Translation Enables Greater Engagement

    • by admin
    • September 30, 2013
    • 00
    • New Features Schools
    • LivingTree continues the evolution of our digital platform enabling deeper parent engagement via our new translation feature.  Parents, schools, teachers and organizations can now easily communicate in the language each parent prefers. With over 500 schools now signed up to our platform, and 10 dif

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  • LivingTree Helps Broaden Parent Engagement at Schools with New Translation Feature

    • by LivingTree News
    • August 18, 2013
    • 00
    • News
    • Schools, Teachers and Families Can Now Communicate Without Language Barriers AUSTIN, TX, August 18, 2013 – LivingTree today announced the continued evolution of its digital platform enabling deeper parent engagement via a new translation feature. Parents, schools, teachers and organizations can no

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  • Parent Teacher Organization: Success Through Communication

    • by Ellecia Knolle
    • August 14, 2013
    • 00
    • Schools
    • As incoming leader of my parent teacher organization last summer, my primary goal was to promote the role and mission of the PTO to our general parent population.  Months earlier the principal had conducted an online survey to get an understanding of the parent attitudes toward academic rigor and s

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  • Family, Inc.

    • by Joni Carswell
    • July 8, 2013
    • 00
    • Family
    • Make technology work for you - instead of letting technology simply make more work! Family, Inc…  Family, Inc.  What’s that? No, Family, Inc. isn’t the latest family focused start-up aimed at toppling Disney or Pixar.  It’s also not the pre-quel or sequel for Monsters, Inc. Family, Inc.

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  • LivingTree Announces Rapid Adoption of Communications Platform by Schools Nationwide

    • by LivingTree News
    • July 8, 2013
    • 00
    • News
    • Over 300 Schools Sign Up With LivingTree to Help Deepen Parent Engagement AUSTIN, TX, July 8, 2013 – LivingTree today announced that in the first six weeks since the launch of the service, it has seen more than 300 schools in 37 states make the decision to improve communications between the admini

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  • Parent Involvement: No More Faster Horses

    • by admin
    • June 10, 2013
    • 00
    • Schools
    • “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford It’s time to think differently about how to enable more parent involvement in our children’s education. Five decades of research confirms that engagement of families in their children’s education

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  • Why We Started LivingTree

    • by admin
    • May 17, 2013
    • 4
    • The Story
    • My wife and I have two little girls, ages 8 and 6. We love watching their personalities develop, seeing them tackle new challenges and explore new interests. However, each new grade, class and activity is always accompanied by new people to coordinate with, schedules to track, emails to parse, and w

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  • New Platform to Connect and Coordinate All Who Raise and Teach our Children, LivingTree Launches in U.S.

    • by LivingTree News
    • May 13, 2013
    • 00
    • News
    • Fully Created by Parents, LivingTree Helps Parents, Loved Ones, Teachers and Coaches Raise Children. Together. Austin, TX, May 14, 2013 – LivingTree announces today the launch of its web and mobile service, a cutting-edge system that connects the network of people who work hard to raise and teac

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