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The Alexa Education Skill API Allows You to Easily Create Voice Interfaces for Education Technology Applications

“Educators need multiple, innovative ways to reach and involve a student’s family members. Our voice-activated Alexa skill provides instant information…

Amazon releases new Alexa API, simplifying custom voice commands

Education technology companies are now able to build their own custom voice commands for Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, to give…

A Data-Driven Approach Turns School Discipline Around

http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol14/num34/a-data-driven-approach-turns-school-discipline-around.aspx Improving student behavior starts with a positive school culture. With the right research, leaders and teachers own the process…

Creative Alternative Strategies to School Suspension

https://www.nassp.org/2019/01/01/student-centered-january-2019/ Each year, more than 3 million students face out-of-school suspensions (OSS), typically for nonviolent behavior. Students with disabilities and…

New Orleans program can help reduce school suspensions, Tulane study says

A study from Tulane University’s Education Research Alliance for New Orleans claims a New Orleans-based data tracking service shows “promise”…

Tulane University Study Finds Kickboard School Culture System Reduces Suspensions

New white paper outlines process to achieve similar reductions in suspensions with data-driven approach, Kickboard platform and professional development services NEW ORLEANS…

Hazelwood Elementary and Unleash the Brilliance Partner with Kickboard

King County, Wash., school and nonprofit organization purchase Kickboard platform and professional services to support a positive school culture and…

9 Things Schools Can Do Today To Improve Attendance

Excused absences, unexcused absences, suspensions—all contribute to chronic absenteeism, which is defined as missing 10 percent or more school days…

8 ways to prevent chronic absenteeism

While it may seem like common sense that students have to be in school to learn, chronic absenteeism persists in…

Los Angeles Unified School District Names Kickboard An Approved Vendor For Professional Development

Kickboard’s professional development services, including the new Advancing Racial Equity in Education program, will help LAUSD schools build leadership capacity…

Kickboard Relocates Company Headquarters To New Orleans’ Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Corridor

NEW ORLEANS — June 6, 2018 — New Orleans-based Kickboard, maker of the award-winning Kickboard school culture system, has relocated its headquarters from…

Schools can create positive climate in not-quite 20 steps

An easy, objective way to assess beneficial behaviors and interactions in your schools District Administration (DA) Schools Can Create Positive…

New White Paper Shares Strategic Approach For Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Acclaimed school reform strategist David Hardy outlines steps for developing an action plan to improve classroom attendanceNew White Paper Shares…

Full Coverage of the Kickboard & Aperture Partnership

Full Coverage of the Kickboard & Aperture PartnershipFull Coverage of the Kickboard & Aperture Partnership

Kickboard and Aperture Form Partnership

https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/k-12-dealmaking-springboard-asteria-education-make-acquisitions/Social-emotional learning company Aperture Education and Kickboard, a provider of technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have formed a…

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social

Partnership focuses on helping schools collect, monitor and analyze student social and emotional skill and behavior data District Administration Magazine…

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure SEL

Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to…

Viewpoint: How Character Education Creates Academic Success

At Carmen Northwest High School (CNHS), a majority of students are from low-income homes in Milwaukee’s central city, where access…

5 Ways to Build a Positive Culture and Improve School Performance

http://inservice.ascd.org/5-ways-to-build-a-positive-culture-and-improve-school-performance/In many high-poverty urban areas, there is usually at least one school that has a reputation for being a “tough…

Seven-Year Study Identifies the Most Essential Behaviors for Creating a Positive School Culture

An analysis of more than 152 million student behavior instances collected over seven years by educators in 645 schools has…

4 Ways To Ensure A Successful School Culture Initiative

https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/11/08/ensure-school-culture-initiative/A growing body of research confirms that school culture significantly influences student learning. Indeed, it’s in the culture that classrooms…

Kickboard Announces New White Paper on Four Attributes That Ensure Successful School Culture and Cli

Nationally recognized thought leaders on climate and culture Tom Hierck and Jennifer Medbery discuss how K-12 districts and schools can…

A Schoolwide Approach to Student Motivation

http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol12/1223-poerschke.aspxBuilding relationships and supporting the needs, talents, and interests of our students and teachers is of the utmost importance. Yet…

Kickboard Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist in Best Data Solution and Best Classroom Managem

Kickboard Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist in Best Data Solution and Best Classroom Management Solution CategoriesKickboard Named SIIA Education…

Jen Medbery Story About School Climate and Culture Data is Featured in AASA’s The School Administr

http://bit.ly/2p90B3JJen Medbery Story About School Climate and Culture Data is Featured in AASA’s The School Administrator MagazineAASA | The School…

Kickboard School Culture System Is Named a Finalist in the 2017 EdTech Digest Awards

Kickboard School Culture System Is Named a Finalist in the 2017 EdTech Digest Awards for Classroom Management Solution for Teachers…

Kickboard Forms Advisory Board to Strengthen the Company’s Initiatives

Education thought leaders Tom Hierck, Kent Peterson and former Arkansas Education Commissioner Ken James are announced as inaugural members.Kickboard Forms…

Kickboard Expands Professional Services to Help K-12 Districts Create a Sustainable Framework for Sc

Kickboard today announces it has expanded its award-winning school culture system to include a full complement of collaborative, research-based professional…

St. Louis schools look to change school culture with new approach to discipline

http://bit.ly/2lbAWJFIf students curse, fight or show other bad behaviors at Carver Elementary School, they aren’t suspended. More likely, they’ll have…

Paying Attention to Small Data and School Culture

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/01/02/hot-edtech-trends-2017/2/In 2016, educators began realizing that while big data can be very helpful, it is not enough. To truly make…

From Awareness to Action: 5 Steps to Change your School Culture

https://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/from-awareness-to-action-5-steps-to-change-your-school-culture/How would your teachers, students, and parents describe your school’s environment? Most of us are familiar with the benefits of…

Raising The Bar: A Change In School Culture Boosts Student Achievement

https://www.naesp.org/principal-novemberdecember-2016-classrooms-focus/raising-bar-change-school-culture-boosts-student-acResearch shows that the amount of time students spend engaging in instruction is highly correlated with academic achievement. So, when…

St. Louis Public Schools Reduce Suspensions & Referrals; Expands Kickboard School Culture System

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161130005185/en/St.-Louis-Public-Schools-Reduce-Suspensions-ReferralsAfter implementing the Kickboard school culture system in five schools and seeing dramatic reductions in suspensions and discipline referrals —…

Small Data: Cracking the Code of Student Success

http://bit.ly/2dP7ClsA trail of “big data” now follows each student from the first day of kindergarten through high school graduation and…

Kickboard Names EdTech Industry Veteran Stefan Kohler As CEO

Founder Jennifer Medbery staying on to drive product innovation and thought leadership Kickboard Names EdTech Industry Veteran Stefan Kohler As…

Developing and Assessing School Culture

A position paper of the Character Education Partnership that shares three conditions for building positive school cultures.http://www.character.org/uploads/PDFs/White_Papers/DevelopingandAssessingSchoolCulture.pdf

NEA Research Brief: The Importance of School Climate

By Lindsay O’Brennan & Catherine Bradshaw, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence | This brief provides an…

The Behavior Battle: High- and Low-Tech Solutions

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/behavior-battle-high-low-tech-solutions-james-patersonIt was the last period of a gloomy Tuesday in February. The teacher, a happy, hardworking guy who relished teaching…

Managing Student Behavior with Positivity and Kindness

http://inservice.ascd.org/managing-student-behavior-with-positivity-and-kindness/When preK–12 educators talk about managing student behavior, the focus is often on negative behaviors. In our school district, like…

High on EdTech in the Mile High City

https://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/high-on-edtech-in-the-mile-high-city/ISTE 2016 reveals the edtech field to now be significantly maturing, employing sophisticated technologies to provide crowdsourced instructional, assessment, and…

Is Your School’s Culture Toxic or Positive?

Education World | Some ideas from thought leader Dr. Kent D. Peterson on the staff relationships that help define school…

Changing a School’s Culture, From the Ground Up

By Marcia Powell | A teacher’s thoughtful reflection on the day to day of school culture and how to think…

Principal Leadership: Changing the Culture on School Discipline

By Tess Johnston, Kristy Snyder, and Christopher Wooleyhand | Some strategies for supporting and encouraging positive behaviors and appropriately addressing…

The Effects of School Culture and Climate on Student Achievement

By Angus J. Macneil, Doris L. Prater, Steve Busch | A study exploring the differences in school culture factors among…

Kickboard Releases Research Report On The State Of Climate And Culture Initiatives In K-12 Schools

In a new study, more than 90 percent of K-12 administrators and teachers surveyed believe that addressing student behavior and…

Kickboard Named SIIA Education Codie Award Finalist For Best Classroom Management Solution

With the Kickboard school culture system, K-12 educators can create safe, happy classrooms and schools where staff and students thrive…

With A Free Trial Of Kickboard, Principals Can See The Impact Of A Positive School Culture

The free 30-day trial of the Kickboard school culture system includes the features most relevant to principals so they can…

Edtech Digest Awards Program Recognizes Kickboard As The Top Classroom Management Solution For Teach

Edtech Digest Awards Program Recognizes Kickboard As The Top Classroom Management Solution For Teachers. The Kickboard school culture system is…

Kickboard How-to Guide: School & District Leaders Can Improve School Culture In Just Minutes A Day

Four schools share quick and easy practices to improve attendance, reduce discipline referrals and suspensions, and increase academic achievement.With New…

With Kickboard’s New RTI System, Teachers Can Easily Create, Monitor and Update Behavior Intervent

The behavior RTI System allows teachers to quickly assign and track interventions, and act on real-time, quantitative data to create…

Kickboard Named Top Classroom Management System In T.H.E. Journal's Readers' Choice Awards

The Kickboard school-wide behavior management system has received top honors in the Classroom Management category of the first-ever Readers’ Choice…

Kickboard Instructional Management Solution And Company Founder/CEO Jen Medbery Are Edtech Digest Aw

The Kickboard instructional management solution for K-12 districts and schools has been named a finalist in the “Cool Tools” student…

Kickboard Open Sourcing It's Privacy Policies to Help Ed Tech Companies Better Protect Student Data

Protecting the privacy and security of student data is crucial for any company serving K-12 schools. Many companies, however, find…

Kickboard Releases Parent Student Portal to Help Parents Become Highly Engaged in Their Child's Educ

Research shows that students with involved parents do better in school, have higher attendance, turn in their homework, and have…

Kickboard Recognized as an Honoree During Louisiana Innovation Month

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Louisiana Innovation Council selected Kickboard, developers of the award-winning instructional management solution of the…

Kickboard Receives Honorable Mention in 2014 Digital Innovation In Learning Awards Program

Kickboard, developers of the award-winning instructional management solution of the same name, has received an Honorable Mention in the Crystal…

With Kickboard's Early Warning Indicator System, K-12 Educators Can Keep Students On Track For Promo

Students of all ages who struggle in school send out warning signals to let educators know they may be veering…

eSchool News Selects The Kickboard Instructional Management Solution As A Reader's Choice Award Winn

The Kickboard instructional management solution has been named one of the top K-12 technology products for 2014-15 by the readers…

Kickboard Enhances Instructional Management Solution With Bubble Sheet Grading, Powered by Gradecam

What kinds of ed tech tools and capabilities do teachers most want in their classrooms? Through its participation in industry…

Kickboard Instructional Management Solution Names SIIA CODiE Award Finalist For Best Classroom Manag

The Kickboard instructional management solution has been named a finalist in the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Classroom…

Edtech Digest Names Kickboard Instructional management Solution a Winner in it's Annual Awards Recog

The Kickboard instructional management solution won the Cool Tool Award in the Student Academic Tracking Solution category of the 2014…

Kickboard Publishes White Paper Detailing How Student Data Can Be Used To Create More Effective Lear

Research shows that student learning is affected by nonacademic as well as academic factors. Enabling students to achieve their full…