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Drop-In Articles

One tool aimed at increasing the level of district-level communications and saving leadership time are the “drop-in” articles. Drop-in articles are:

  • Pre-written electronic updates on key topics
  • Able to be used as content for newsletters, websites, presentations, etc.
  • As easy as copying, pasting, and inserting the superintendent’s/principal's name
  • Available in two formats – one for a principal/teacher audience and one for a community/parent audience

Drop-in articles are like giving superintendents and principals their own PR agency as a ghost writer. The updates on key initiatives are already written saving you time and ensuring you are communicating the most recent, accurate and relevant information.

Principal/Teacher Audience
These drop-in articles are ready for district leadership and principals to e-mail to their staff with important updates around the work being done on standards, assessments and educator effectiveness. To use this resource, download the pre-written article below, copy the text into your e-mail, customize with your name and a personal message, and send! You could also use this content for your website, in a newsletter or as part of a presentation. The drop-in articles contain updates on work being done in many areas so if your district doesn't need a detailed update on one particular area, you are more than welcome to shorten or delete content from the pre-written drop-in article.

Parent/Community Audience
These drop-in articles are ready for district leadership/principals or teachers to use in parent and community communications (newsletters, web, etc.) as a way of keeping these audiences informed on the important work being done. 


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