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ParentLink® Releases Mobile Parent for Android

Apr 04, 2012 (05:04 PM EDT)
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ParentLink's latest smartphone application gives K-12 parents quick and easy access to school messages, keeping them informed and engaged in their children's education

PROVO, Utah, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ParentLink® today announced the release of the Android version of their mobile application for users of the ParentLink Communication Service. Called Mobile Parent, the app is the first of its kind for Android users and was recently approved for download from the Android Marketplace.

Parents in districts and schools that use the ParentLink Communication Service can now access all school messages as well as their account information and school directories—all from their Android smartphone. This new app makes it even easier for parents to be immediately aware of what is going on at their child's school and never miss an important attendance, classroom or emergency notification.

"We are very excited to release this new Android version of our Mobile Parent app," said John Graff, ParentLink's President. "We recognize the rapid growth in smartphone usage by parents and students, and with the collaborative efforts and insight of our district partners, have created a valuable application to keep parents involved in their child's education. This app will be a tremendous tool for parents, especially the one third of parents who rely solely on their smartphone for Internet access."

According to a recent Pew Research report, smartphone users now account for 53 percent of all mobile subscribers in the U.S. The Mobile Parent app provides those parents with a powerful way to stay engaged in their children's educational activities. Studies have consistently shown that the greatest predictor of student achievement is parental engagement. Those same studies also say that schools must interface with parents at many points and over long periods of time. ParentLink provides the tools to make this a reality, both for parents and for schools.

The ParentLink is used by thousands of schools and hundreds of districts across the country. The Android Mobile Parent app gives parents the ability to remain informed and engaged regardless of time or location. Once the app is installed, parents simply use their existing ParentLink account to log in and choose whether to review messages and alerts, update their contact details, or access the school directory.

The ParentLink Mobile Parent app is free and available immediately from the Android Marketplace. For more information about all of the solutions from ParentLink, please visit: http://www.parentlink.net.

About ParentLink®

Our mission is to help superintendents, administrators and teachers create educational communities that will give each student the support they need in order to reach their educational potential. ParentLink provides a comprehensive set of communication and leadership tools that will not only facilitate communication among the different educational stakeholders, but will also provide districts and schools with the ability to know exactly what to do and when to do it. Exclusively serving the K-12 market for over 20 years, ParentLink is the communication platform that will keep parents engaged and students achieving.

ParentLink
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www.parentlink.net

Media Contact:
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SOURCE ParentLink