New Year – New Opportunity

Unsharpened pencils, fingerprint free devices, clean notebooks, perfect crayons, unused erasers, clean desks, new class decorations – ahhh, the sights and smells of a new school year. It’s hard to believe a new one is already upon us. As a parent, I have the typical worries about what new teachers and a new school year […] read more...

LivingTree Announces Attendance Alert Capability

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 solution’s ability to build meaningful connections and accelerate student achievement. With LivingTree’s new […] read more...

LivingTree Announces Second Round of Drako Grant Recipients

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 Drako Community and Family Engagement Grants for Schools to districts and campuses throughout […] read more...

LivingTree Announces First Round of Drako Grant Recipients

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 Community and Family Engagement Grants for Schools to districts and campuses throughout […] read more...

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

LivingTree Executive Chairman Dean Drako Announces $1,000,000 Drako Community and Family Engagement Grant for Schools AUSTIN, Texas. April 4, 2017 – Dean Drako, LivingTree owner and executive chairman, announced today that he has funded the Drako Community and Family Engagement Grant for Schools for up to $1M; individual schools and districts who are awarded the […] read more...

NSBA Innovation Showcase 2017 – LivingTree Selected!

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 National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the four companies selected for its annual […] read more...

Survey Says: The RIGHT Technology Works for Engagement

Download report: FamilyEngagementTech Technology – The Future of Family Engagement Districts struggle to engage the majority of families, even using 12+ methods. Private, social networks, systemic approaches making an impact in family engagement. Family engagement is the number one driver of student success. Engaged families result in lower truancy rates, higher test scores and higher […] read more...

Proactive Family Engagement Efforts

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 an effective family engagement program? Decades of research shows that family engagement […] read more...

Harvard Teaching Cases

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’re available to you for FREE! In the words of the Harvard family […] read more...

Five Steps to Engaging in the New School Year

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’d share as we’ve seen them […] read more...