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...

Phone Alerts!!

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — LivingTree, a private social network for PK-12 family engagement, today announced the availability of Phone Alerts, a new feature of its engagement platform. School and district administrators can now use LivingTree to quickly and easily share phone alerts with families, extending the solution’s ability to build meaningful connections […] 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...

LivingTree Acquires ClassMessenger

We’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired ClassMessenger. We’ve worked with the impressive ClassMessenger team for the past few weeks to ensure a seamless transition for ClassMessenger users. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome ClassMessenger into the LivingTree family and ClassMessenger CEO Keith McSpurren to our Advisory Board. A quick FAQ on this exciting […] read more...

LivingTree Doubles User Base

LivingTree Doubles User Base in Q4 as Parents, Teachers and Students Embrace Its Engagement Platform Skyrockets past the half-million user mark with millions more in the pipeline AUSTIN, TX—December 13, 2016— LivingTree, which unites educators and families with a private, safe and secure platform, today announced it has seen explosive adoption rates – adding hundreds […] read more...

Dean Drako Acquires LivingTree, a K-12 Family Engagement Company

Drako to Amplify LivingTree Tiered Social Network® Development and Cybersecurity Strength AUSTIN, TX, November 30, 2016 – LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, today announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. Drako’s multi-million dollar investment will accelerate LivingTree’s customer growth and development of its Tiered […] read more...

Broadening Family Engagement

We’re delighted to share the following from guest blogger, Eden Segal. Family engagement in schools is based on relationships How do you recruit families? Invite and build relationships. Communication is a two-way proposition that is critical to building relationships. We often “push” information to families. We send home fliers in backpacks, post schedules in main […] 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...

There’s a PLATFORM for that

There’s an app for that. In 2016 there’s an app (or a dozen) for every need and / or want we can imagine. Education technology is no different. Every week there’s another app for behavior, communication, attendance, you name it. They’re free! The teachers will drive them! But when is enough enough? When is one […] read more...

Lori Genzer’s LivingTree Story

LivingTree Pride – Lori Genzer, LivingTree Senior Relationship Manager Teaching has always been a passion for Lori Genzer. “Nothing beats that light bulb moment when you see those eyes light up with understanding.” Because Lori’s elementary school served many ESL students and parents, communicating with her parents was a major challenge, and two-way conversation with a parent […] read more...