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School communications go mobile

A new mobile app launched by eChalk  extends its school communication and instruction management software to more computing devices.
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A new mobile app launched by eChalk extends its school communication and instruction management software to more computing devices.

The new app, with versions for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and Android® devices, provides mobile access to the eChalk online platform for parents to receive timely notifications of school activities, and to view grades, homework assignments, learning resources, and class discussions. Parents with more than one child in a school or district can access all of their children’s information in one place.

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