Peachjar and Blackboard Partner to Improve K-12 Community Engagement

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New strategic partnership combines the strengths of two market-leading companies to improve school district communications.

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"Parent and community engagement are key success factors in a student's education." Chris Crawford, Vice President of K-12 Community Engagement, Blackboard

Peachjar today announced a partnership with Blackboard Inc. to provide K-12 school districts with improved communication services. By joining forces, the two companies now provide product integrations between Peachjar and Blackboard ParentLink, Blackboard’s district mobile app offering, and Blackboard Schoolwires, Blackboard’s website platform for K-12, to deliver an exceptional experience for parents seeking information from their child’s school.

“We welcome Peachjar into Blackboard’s vibrant community of partners,” said Chris Crawford, Vice President of K-12 Community Engagement at Blackboard. “Parent and community engagement are key success factors in a student’s education. By integrating Peachjar into the Blackboard ParentLink and Blackboard Schoolwires platforms, we are streamlining communication and making it easier for parents, and more cost effective for districts, to find important school-related information via digitized flyers now available from their district mobile app and website.”

The two companies share a common passion to improve parent and community engagement, and often work with the same personnel at each school district. The services are complimentary and districts will find this partnership makes it even easier for them to implement and utilize them successfully.

“We know school districts are very busy, so we strive to make Peachjar integration as simple as possible,” stated Mike Durham, Founder and CEO of Peachjar. “We are excited about this partnership because Blackboard Schoolwires and Blackboard ParentLink help us to provide a better experience for districts and parents.”

For more information on Blackboard’s Partner program, visit blackboard.com/k12/partnerships.

About Blackboard
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

About Peachjar
Peachjar provides the most highly effective method of digital school flyer distribution. The company was founded in 2011 in response to the billions of paper flyers that were being carried home from schools each year in children’s backpacks. Peachjar has helped thousands of schools across the nation improve their school-to-home communication by delivering visually engaging eflyers directly to parents. For more information, please visit peachjar.com.

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