As we all settle in to a new way of life and work for a while, our Educate team is continually exploring ways in which we can better support our schools and the work you do every day. We know that working from home and online schooling can be a challenge, that’s why we want to share some of the ways that Educate can help you support your staff and families both now, and in the future when your students and faculty return to campus. Educate’s easy-to-use tools are designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized private schools, allowing you to easily streamline processes, and—most importantly—keep your community connected during these times when we may feel ever more isolated.

At Educate, we understand the importance of communication. Through our dynamic communication tool, parents can get instant updates about absences, drops in a child’s grades, school closings, and much more. Our Communication Center allows you to easily send and track important communications to families through their preferred method of contact—voicemail, email, or even text message. Online Family and Student Portals provide a detailed overview of communications as well as the option to design your portal dashboard so parents and students can get a real-time view of the information that’s most important to them, quickly and efficiently.

Our online gradebook feature offers flexible grading options allowing you to gain control and visibility into grading and requirements across your campus, whether you use skills, scores, or standards-based grading. You can do everything from recording custom notes and comments to tracking assignments and calculating final grades with easy-to-learn tools like in-line editing. We also offer integrations that connect Educate with best-in-class solutions you may already be using, like Google Classroom, that support distance learning while helping you maintain consistency and eliminating the need for double data entry.

Getting the data you need and sharing it with faculty and staff can be a challenge during a “normal” school year, so this can feel like a nearly impossible task when you’re not on campus together. But with Educate’s robust and flexible report writer, it’s easy for faculty and staff to generate, filter, schedule, and send the reports they need and share them with those who need to see them. Administrators can easily examine student or school information with multiple data filters and display methods, leading to comprehensive reporting and data discovery. You can even create your own reporting templates and schedule them to send on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

If you’re already using TADS to manage your admission and enrollment, Educate offers you the added functionality of easily integrating with the TADS Admission and Enrollment modules to ensure that student and family data is entered correctly, the first time. Our integration allows you to push students directly from TADS into Educate, giving you the opportunity to spend more time engaging with staff and families and less time on manual data entry.

Educate has so much to offer! Our all-encompassing student information system is built to help take your school to the next level. To learn more about how you can empower excellence, connect your community and streamline your school, visit us here. We are here to support you and your families as you transition to online learning and navigate this rapidly-changing landscape.