PROVO, Utah, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ParentLink® today announced that three of its leadership and communication tools were honored as part of EdTech Digest's 2012 Awards Program. Teacher Reach received the "Cool Tool" award in the Communication Solution category and Attendance Discovery was a finalist in the same category. Also receiving mention was ParentLink's Mobile Parent app, a finalist in the Mobile App Solution category.
In talking about this year's entries, Victor Rivero, Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest said: "Behind the quality products and services, the apps and platforms, the content and clicks—are real leaders in the space who are under no illusion as to what it takes to get things done. These trendsetters, both people and products, are making it standing room only when it comes to the palpable, electric energy in the edtech sector today—and that's very good news for the future of education."
ParentLink services are used by thousands of schools and hundreds of districts, including 5 of the 10 largest districts in the country.
Winner of the "Cool Tool" Award, Teacher Reach was designed by educators who understand how critical it is to involve parents in the education process. With Teacher Reach, a teacher can view all of the students in a particular class and easily click-and-drag messages from a large Message Library, either to the entire class, or to selected individuals. And when receiving a message—either via phone call or email—parents can immediately respond back to the teacher. Teachers understand the value of communicating with parents but they just don't have the time or the right tools. With Teacher Reach, they are now doing in minutes what used to take hours to do—building strong parent-teacher partnerships.
Attendance Discovery is the attendance management tool that helps administrators to identify, track and communicate with at-risk students and their parents. And the Mobile Parent app gives parents the ability to remain informed and engaged regardless of time or location.
For more information about all of the solutions from ParentLink, please visit: http://www.parentlink.net.
Our mission is to help superintendents, administrators and teachers create educational communities that will give each student the support they need in order to reach their potential. ParentLink provides a comprehensive set of communication and leadership tools that will not only facilitate communication among the different educational stakeholders, but will also provide districts and schools with the ability to know exactly what to do and when to do it. Exclusively serving the K-12 market for over 20 years, ParentLink will help you keep parents engaged and students achieving.
Mark G. Child