Connected parents

How do you better connect parents through their childs school community?

No_avatar_small Submitted by Tim Fowler
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Most parents have at some point visited Mumsnet or similar. What is really needed is a school run parents community network site. Something that can be used by the school to quickly and cheaply broadcast messages to the entire parent base but also a more closed network drilled down into classes.

Schools need the ability to communicate more effectively with the parent base and parents need to be able to communicate with the parents of the class their child is in. Schools use email to deliver messages which can easily get lost and forgotten. Parents rely on log email chains to chat to each other. What's really needed is a secure social network for schools.