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ERIC Number: EJ793539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Meet the Parents
Villano, Matt
T.H.E. Journal, v35 n4 p48-50, 52-53 Apr 2008
Notification tools can do more than alert the school community to an emergency. New systems are cultivating parental involvement by sending home daily reports on students' behavior, attendance, and performance. South El Monte High School's new parent notification system, a service from TeleParent, contacts parents personally by text message or phone to let them know about their children's behavior, attendance, and performance in school. TeleParent and other "parent involvement solutions," are facilitating parents' efforts to keep watch over how and what their children are doing at school. While many of these systems fall under the broader umbrella of student information systems, which function both for the sake of the school as well as the home, many are stand-alone services that exist exclusively to keep parents clued in. While parent notification technologies are not without challenges, their benefits are indisputable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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