AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingTree, which unites educators and families with a private, safe and secure platform, today announced it has seen explosive adoption rates - adding hundreds of thousands of new K-12 customers in Q4 with a projected total exceeding 600,000 users by the end of January.
LivingTree's platform, designed to strengthen family engagement, deepen parent involvement with teachers and deliver increased student achievement, is now used by U.S. districts and schools in California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and beyond. Growth in the fourth quarter represents a 100 percent increase in LivingTree users versus Q3 and a 500 percent increase in district-wide implementations.
"Not only is LivingTree currently experiencing a huge spike in growth - but learning institutions representing greater than five million additional users are also closely evaluating the platform. We anticipated this demand from the start and designed LivingTree with scalability and security in mind, so that we can help parents everywhere more deeply connect to their children's teachers, classrooms and schools," said Joni Carswell, CEO of LivingTree. "When the community that raises our children can more easily connect and collaborate, together we can improve K-12 academic achievement."
"Community building is a key component of Baltimore City Public School's engagement strategy," said Monique Armstrong, manager of community engagement, Baltimore City Public Schools. "We are excited to partner with LivingTree to authentically engage parents and campus leads in conversations for our students' success."
LivingTree recently announced its acquisition by Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks and current CEO of cloud video surveillance company Eagle Eye Networks. Mr. Drako's multi-million dollar investment will further accelerate LivingTree's customer growth and solution development, facilitating and improving ongoing K-12 community engagement and student achievement.
Since 2012, LivingTree has been working with leading school districts, innovative schools and savvy teachers across the country to build stronger Tiered Social Networks® that enable conversations to flow up, down and across the education community. Designed by parents for parents, LivingTree's one mission is to truly unite educators and families by providing a private, safe and secure platform to facilitate easier and more organic conversations.
Parents within participating LivingTree schools can share media and announcements, send and receive private direct messages, access directory listings, volunteer for school activities and keep in touch with their children's teachers. The platform supports more than 100 languages; updates are available via web and mobile and include text messages, alerts, posts, events, document, file and photo sharing. Each customized school network extends to the PTA, booster club, athletic groups, community groups, and student organizations.
LivingTree was recently honored by the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, receiving the 2016 Gold Stevie Award for Community Involvement Program of the Year, and the Silver Stevie Award for the Smartphone App of the Year.
To learn more about how your school, classroom can get access to LivingTree, visit www.livingtree.com or call toll-free (844-548-8733).
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate our children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status. LivingTree's Tiered Social Network® empowers leaders, organizations, educators and parents to connect, share, and coordinate up, down and across all levels of their private network to help improve academic achievement. LivingTree has been recognized for this work by the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business as the 2016 Gold Community Involvement Program of the Year and 2016 Silver Smartphone App of the Year. http://www.livingtree.com
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