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Parental Engagement? There’s an App for That.

Parental Engagement? There’s an App for That.

An app that lets teachers talk to parents at any time has raised $2.3 million in funding to continue building its platform, The Seattle Times said.

Bloomz, already used in 10,000 schools, has found success in capitalizing on the need of teachers to better engage with parents including throughout the school day.

"The app is controlled by teachers, who can set up accounts for their classrooms and add parents to it. Teachers can use the app to send out assignment due dates, field-trip information and photos from events, and to schedule parent-teacher conferences.”

This isn’t the first time an app devoted to engaging parents has made news. Several weeks ago, an app that provides early education teachers with a way to consistently update parents won funding through the hit TV show, Shark Tank.

Founders Co-op partner Rudy Gadre admitted that much of Bloomz’s success comes from a need for technology to finally address parental engagement, taking things like home-visits to the next level of convenience.

“Bloomz is addressing a need in a space that is ripe for disruption, thanks to the new generation of mobile- and social-savvy parents entering the school system,” Gadre said according to The Seattle Times.

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Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

5/25/2016

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