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SchoolBzz Named Best School Communication Tool by 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards

A whole-school communication solution, SchoolBzz streamlines how schools share information with families

Greenwood Village, Colo. ― August 30, 2019 — SchoolBzz, a cloud-based platform for school communications, today announced it has won the 2019 Tech Edvocate Award for “Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool.” SchoolBzz aggregates key information and updates in one place and eliminates the need for parents to manage multiple user accounts, or sift through long emails, newsletters or websites. SchoolBzz is the flagship product of Hive Digital Minds, led by co-founder and CEO Jennifer Larson. 

“The average student has up to eight different teachers, so when every school leader and teacher is using different communication apps, along with email, social media, and more, it’s impossible for parents to keep up,” said Larson. “We designed SchoolBzz as a whole-school solution that supports timely, streamlined communication between school and home, and we’re thrilled and honored to have our work recognized by the Tech Edvocate Awards.”

SchoolBzz was designed from the ground up with parents’ needs in mind, based on research and a deep understanding of the communication frustrations parents have faced. The easy-to-use solution consolidates the various tools schools use to communicate with families, making it possible for schools to give parents and guardians the opportunity to engage in all aspects of their child’s education. SchoolBzz was also recently named a Schoology Certified Partner and now integrates directly with Schoology’s leading K-12 learning management and assessment platform supporting 20 million users and 60,000 schools.

The 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards are presented to the year’s top edtech companies, products, people, and more. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of edtech thought leaders, PreK-12 teachers, college professors, K-12 administrators, college administrators, and PreK-12 parents.

About SchoolBzz

SchoolBzz is a cloud-based communications platform that streamlines how schools share information with families, giving parents and guardians the opportunity to engage in all aspects of their child’s education. The SchoolBzz team is comprised of parents, educators and communications experts who have spent four years studying parents’ experiences with school communications and built the platform to address their real and pressing needs. This easy-to-use tool has been successfully piloted in schools across the U.S., helping to simplify communications, increase buy-in for initiatives, and foster a thriving school culture. To learn more, visit https://schoolbzz.com or call 800-213-8915.

About Hive Digital Minds

Hive Digital Minds provides communication solutions for the K-12 industry helping school and district leaders more effectively reach, connect and engage their key stakeholders. The Hive team created its flagship solution, SchoolBzz, to address the challenge many parents face in staying connected and knowing how to actively support their child’s learning journey. Hive Digital Minds is a member of the Amazon Web Services EdStart Accelerator and was selected as a Top Startup to Watch in 2019 by Built in Colorado. Learn more at https://hivedm.com/.

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