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Can You Hear Me Now? Getting the Right Info to Parents, in the Right Ways
Tuesday November 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Jim Cummings, APR, Director of Communications and Parent and Community Engagement for the Glendale Elementary School District
Sponsored by Schoolwires, a Blackboard solution
How prepared are K-12 districts and schools to keep up with parents and pick up on what parents want in school-to-home communication? In this recorded webinar, learn how essential it is for communication professionals to understand what parents need, when information becomes data overload, what parents want for their kids, and what it means to be accountable to parents. Jim Cummings, APR, Director of Communications and Parent & Community Engagement of Glendale Elementary School District in Glendale, Arizona shared Pew Research Center data and ways to ensure that your positive stories get to the right audiences.
Topics will include:
- The K-12 marketplace
- The Great Schools Summit
- Disconnects between what parents want/need and what districts/schools provide
- Examples of what it means to be accountable to families
Jim also fielded questions from participants. This recorded session will help everyone better understand how to communicate the right information to parents, in the right ways. K-12 schools, administrators, public relations/communications professionals will benefit from this presentation.
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Jim Cummings is in his seventh year as the Director of Communications and Parent and Community Engagement for the Glendale Elementary School District in Glendale, Arizona. Growing up in a house with nine people and one bathroom, Jim Cummings, learned early in life how to handle crisis and hostile environments. He’s worked 30 years developing and executing strategic public relations programs for school districts. In 2014-15 he served as President of the National School Public Relations Association.
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