Hurricane Relief

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 in need. Many students have lost everything […] read more...

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...

Nurture International School – “Go For It!”

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 vision of building a strong and vibrant community. Dr. Stella Pandhare […] 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...

Educator Views on Family Engagement

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 ranging from community and family engagement to […] 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...

Digital tools help districts overcome language barriers to family engagement

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 Ensuring language barriers do not get in the way of parent access to essential school and district information is […] read more...