New School Technology Proven Effective by Angry Students on MySpace.com

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Students are talking about a new school communication tool on the popular website MySpace.com. While many are angry about receiving phone calls about their misbehavior, lack of attendance, and missing homework, they are also improving.

Students are voicing their dissatisfaction with a new communication tool while at the same time completing more homework, showing up to class more often, and behaving during lessons. Comments made by students on MySpace.com continue to show the difference the new system is making.

After being asked by another student to go out on a particular night, one student wrote, “naww. I have that stupid TeleParent. I need to do that stupid history homework and try to get my average grade around an A or B.” Another student wrote, “I don’t think so because my mom is mad at me because of that [expletive] TeleParent called me yesterday.”

Better yet, students are changing even when the system doesn’t call them. One student wrote, “I was this close to getting a TeleParent [call] because I didn’t get my reading log signed.” Other students have commented on the positive calls that were sent home.

The innovative new system called TeleParent allows teachers to send home daily, customized calls to the parents of each student, in their home language. Whether the students are late to class, disobedient during a lesson, or don’t turn in homework, parents will be notified, allowing them to further aid in the academic success of their children. Aside from alerting parents to misbehavior, the system is also capable of sending home positive information regarding students’ good grades and citizenship.

The company is currently serving over 150,000 students and 5,000 teachers in and around Los Angeles and is being used in some of the largest schools in the city. Many more schools are trialing the system around the country and the company is expected to grow rapidly this year.

“Any school looking to increase parental involvement needs to consider our service,” said Matt Hartman, CEO of TeleParent. “As more people realize the potential of simple and effective communication technology, students will excel more and more.”

For further information, go to http://www.teleparent.net or call Mark de Grasse at 714-356-3090.

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