Pinellas schools hope app engages parents is an article from a Florida newspaper about a large school district creating a smartphone app for students.
Here’s how it begins:
Pinellas County schools have launched a new smartphone application meant to encourage parents to play a more active role in their children’s education.
The “PCS Family Engagement Mobile App” has a link for every Pinellas school and gives parents information on academic standards, student scholarships and ways to get involved in their child’s education. Links in the app provide “How To” videos to help children be successful in school, parent workshops and support groups, information on upcoming events, ways to volunteer in the district and family engagement tips.
The free app, available for Apple and Android devices, allows users to message teachers and other school officials directly, sends users notifications and adds events to the phone’s calendar.
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