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Speak Up School and District Spotlight: Klein ISD, TX

Happy Thursday! Each week during the Speak Up survey period we will feature participating schools and districts who have gone above and beyond in promoting the survey within their communities. Follow our Speak Up School and District Spotlight series for ideas on how to spread the word about Speak Up to your students, parents, teachers, and community!

Klein ISD has been our #1 Speak Up district for several years – last year, the Texas based district brought in over 30,000 surveys! Yesterday, Klein ISD’s awesome Speak Up contact, Mark Evans, met with Jennifer Bergland (TCEA) about why and how his district uses Speak Up, as well as how he and his team promote the survey to over 45,000 students. One great point Mark makes is that the Speak Up survey can be an asset to newer and smaller schools and districts by serving as a guide for which questions they should ask when creating their school/district plans. Thanks Mark and Klein ISD for your longstanding support of Speak Up! Check out the full Google Hangout recording above.
There are only two and a half weeks left to Speak Up! With Speak Up America taking place next week – with plenty of opportunities to win free 2016 conference registrations and classroom/school grants – now is the perfect time to kick your participation and promotion into high gear! Visit our Speak Up America page and our promotional materials page to learn more.
How is your school or district Speaking Up and spreading the word? Let us know by contacting Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org. Check back next week to see the next featured school/district!

Speak Up School and District Spotlight: Berea City School District, OH

Happy Thursday! Each week during the Speak Up survey period we will feature participating schools and districts who have gone above and beyond in promoting the survey within their communities. Follow our Speak Up School and District Spotlight series for ideas on how to spread the word about Speak Up to your students, parents, teachers, and community!
Berea City School District in Ohio has gone above and beyond in spreading the word about the survey to their students’ parents! They’ve targeted their elementary building parent teacher conferences in a number of ways:
  • Posted direct start survey links for each school on their district webpage
  • Set up tables at the parent teacher conferences with Chromebooks so parents could take the survey
  • Created parent survey cards (above) with a shortened URL and QR code linking to each school’s direct start link – with parent directions on the back so if parents did not have time to take the survey at the conference, they could do so at home
  • Building principals have been adding Speak Up information in their weekly newsletters
With hundreds of parent surveys submitted so far, Berea City School District has made excellent use out of their direct start links. If you are interested in gaining direct start links for your school(s), please contact Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org with your school/district name. Click here to learn more about our direct start links.
How is your school or district Speaking Up and spreading the word? Let us know by contacting Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org. Check back next week to see the next featured school/district!

Speak Up School and District Spotlight

Happy Friday! Each week during the Speak Up survey period we will feature participating schools and districts who have gone above and beyond in promoting the survey within their communities. Follow our Speak Up School and District Spotlight series for ideas on how to spread the word about Speak Up to your students, parents, teachers, and community!

Returning Speak Up participants, Sampson County Schools in North Carolina, created a tutorial video explaining where to take the survey and how to find your school. Providing a tutorial is a great and quick way of simplifying the survey taking process. Sampson County Schools is currently one of our top Speak Up 2015 districts – keep up the great work! Click here to view their tutorial.
If you are interested in creating your own Speak Up tutorial or would like to use a pre-made one, visit our participation tutorial webpage for videos explaining how to take the survey, how to check your data, and more. Visit our promotional materials page for more ideas on how to spread the word about Speak Up to your school(s).
How is your school or district Speaking Up and spreading the word? Let us know by contacting Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org. Check back next week to see the next featured school/district!