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MDR School of Thought Newsletter
APRIL 13, 2018

This week our editor talks about how companies can provide a much-needed sense of security in schools nationwide. A must read!

Other top articles in this issue:

  • The EdScoops
  • Heath Morrison of McGraw Hill provided his insights on the future of English language learning
  • Dust off your winter blues with tips on spring cleaning your education data
  • An overview of our new K-12 Education Landscape Market report
  • And, last but not least, we celebrated Library Week with a post that dives into the evolving role of the librarian

Be sure you are checking in on the School of Thought blog daily as we are always covering important topics related to education. 

ED INSIGHT

School Safety – Where We’re At, and Where We’re Headed

By Melissa Pelletier

No one wants to have to write articles about the need for increased school safety measures due to recent events, as the topic can bring feelings of panic, dread, and frustration to those who need to pay attention. But, this is the reality of the world we live in today, and hopefully some big changes in the near future will help not only heal our country, but bring about a sense of hope and peace into the school setting

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The EdScoops

By Jodi Murphy

Many people believe in the Friday the 13th superstition – a day that is synonymous with bad luck. However, 13 is also a lucky number for many others, so I’ve decided to make this Friday the 13th a lucky and memorable day…by counting out 13 scoops!

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Charting a Bright Future for K-12 English Learners

By Guest Contributor Heath Morrison, School Group President, McGraw-Hill Education

Educators today are tasked with serving an increasingly diverse classroom. As the demographics of the United States continually evolve, these changes are reflected in K-12 classrooms. In perhaps no other space is the concept of finding strength through diversity more apparent than a room full of students. 

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ED MARKETING

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Education Data

By Jodi Murphy

Spring is that time of year when thoughts turn to cleaning up, clearing out, and starting fresh. It also happens to be the sweet spot in the education marketing calendar between finalizing one year’s sales results and preparing for the new school season. With 4-6 weeks needed for an education data cleanse project, there is no better time to evaluate and update the condition of your customer data.

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MDR Announces Release of The K-12 Education Landscape Report

By Melissa Pelletier

MDR’s Market Research and Marketing teams proudly present The K-12 Education Landscape – a comprehensive look at the education market. We’ve analyzed both Public Schools and Charter Schools, which offer unique advantages and disadvantages for education materials providers.

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Educator Hot Topics

By Jodi Murphy

What are the hot topics for educators? Checkout what school officials, teachers, principals and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities. Here’s where we’ll share with you the topics that get the most buzz!

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The Evolving Role of the Library and Librarian

By Melissa Pelletier

It’s Library Week! We at MDR wanted to sing the praises of Librarians as the intelligent, savvy school professionals they are, as well as the libraries they facilitate. The evolution of the mediums we use to read is happening rapidly with the move toward e-readers and tablets, and away from the paperback and hardcover. People aren’t reading less, nor do they need less materials and books to consume, they are simply reading them differently.

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MUST-READ REPORTS

The K-12 Education Landscape

This first report in the State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series presents a high-level overview of the K-12 education market.

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Public School Buying Power Maps

The Buying Power Map booklet is your state by state guide to instructional spending. Download your copy of this FREE visual tool.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Engage for Good Conference

Chicago, IL, May 23-24, 2018
Don't miss our Breakout Session on Thursday afternoon: Move Over, Millennials, Here Comes Gen Z!

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Upcoming Webinars

All MDR’s webinar content, in one place!

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