Blogs

October 7, 2014

The Still Unchartered Waters of Charter Schools

By Guest Blogger, Robin Vaughn Charter schools are growing. During a 13 year period, from 1999 to 2012 the number of US charter schools increased nearly four-fold, from 1,500 to 5,700. More significantly, the student enrollment shot up from 0.3 million to 2.1 million, respectively. That’s a seven-fold increase in the collective student body. Charter school administrations forge an independent path for meeting performance standards and as such, have a vested interest in reaching educational goals for student achievement, the success of which determines the longevity of the charter. Exemplary management of a charter school or any educational institution depends heavily on a timely communications network. It’s essential to keep the conversation flowing between parents, teachers, PTA and school administration, solving problems or avoiding them altogether. In the convoluted processes of school administration, communication sometimes gets lost in the daily shuffle. A reformed education model that stresses accountability can’t afford […]
August 5, 2014

Top Three Planning Tips to Help You and Your Child Prepare for Back to School

1. Prepare paperwork for back to school. One of the most important pieces of documentation required by the school is the child’s updated vaccination and health record.  These forms are required for participation in athletic activities in schools. 2. Learn about the upcoming curriculum for your child before they get back to school.  This is also the time to review your child’s upcoming curriculum as well as the report card from the previous year to see where your child might need help. 3. Explore ways to get involved in your school this school year.  There are a number of various committees in your school PTA.  These committees are responsible for a number of activities to raise money and or to educate the students with out-of-class events.  Becoming a member of these PTA committees will be the one of the most satisfying ways for you to better connect with your child’s […]
June 23, 2014

A brief but enduring encounter with Marcio Moreira

Marcio Moreira, the former Chief Creative Officer of McCann was the creative genius behind several world famous marketing campaigns. I was saddened to hear of his passing away while I was away at a convention this week. I met Marcio for the first time in April this year at an NJIT sponsored fair that connected entrepreneurs and Volunteers who wanted to work with young companies. Even in our very first meeting, Marcio got the “value proposition” in our product immediately. I had no idea what his background was beyond the fact that he had some experience in “Marketing”. He explained briefly that he was the key person behind “Coke” and “Visa Card ” campaigns, among many more. He provided some valuable insights about competition and pricing in our very first meeting. I was very impressed with his insights and wrote to him immediately after getting back to my office. We […]
June 23, 2014

How does MobileArq provide your PTA members security and privacy?

As we all know, having our phone numbers and email addresses private and secure is important to every parent. As we all know, the ‘do not call’ registry does not prevent us from getting marketing calls and emails every day. MobileArq provides¬† industry standard security compliance from Trustwave that keeps parents’ personal information safe and secure. What does Trustwave compliance mean?¬† Trustwave compliance ensures that the servers that store and serve the data over the internet are not accessible through any of the routes that are known to system administrators. In other words, tests are carried out daily that knock on several back doors and windows to the server and make sure all of the doors are completely sealed off. Interestingly, most of the internet is not Trustwave compliant. If every server on the internet were Trustwave compliant, the entire internet would be bullet proof and safe.