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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Adopts Let’s Talk!

The cloud-based communications solution will strengthen responsiveness and track response time to stakeholders throughout the state
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The cloud-based communications solution will strengthen responsiveness and track response time to stakeholders throughout the state

(HERNDON, VA)January 14, 2016K12 Insight today announced a statewide implementation of Let’s Talk!, its cloud-based communications solution, by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The department is using Let’s Talk! to create a culture of two-way communications between state education officials and community members, be it parents, teachers, students, taxpayers, or staff. Feedback submitted through Let’s Talk!, accessible through a button on the department’s website, is automatically routed to the right state department official for a timely response. On the backend, the department is leveraging the information and data collected through individual conversations to inform decision-making and better serve local communities.

The NCDPI is also using Let’s Talk! to track Freedom of Information Act and public records requests, and to manage its social media interactions so that parents, teachers, and students have a more controlled, reliable way to communicate feedback. The goal is to strengthen the department’s responsiveness and ensure the community gets the information it needs—and gets it in way that they can use it. 

“Customer service is important to the Department of Public Instruction, and Let’s Talk! is a helpful tool to make sure we are serving the public in a timely way,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “Public schools have many customers and stakeholders, including parents, students, employers, higher education, and educators, so it is helpful to track our interactions with all of our customers to be sure we provide the service they need.”

Let’s Talk! works with more than 30,000 school administrators across the country, but this is the first time a statewide system has adopted the solution.

“We’re extremely excited for the opportunity to partner with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction,” said K12 Insight Founder and CEO Suhail Farooqui. “State Superintendent Atkinson is committed to providing parents and community members across the state with top-notch customer service. Let’s Talk! gives every stakeholder an opportunity to directly reach DPI staff with comments and ask questions.”

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

About K12 Insight
K12 Insight, based in Herndon, VA, works with more than 30,000 school administrators to strengthen the relationships that power education. Our custom solutions combine technology, research, and expert training to help school leaders build trust and drive positive change in their local communities. Learn more at K12Insight.com.

About Let’s Talk!
Let's Talk! is a cloud-based communications solution that helps K12 school- and district-level administrators identify opportunities for engagement, manage potential crises, and build stronger relationships with parents, teachers, students, community members, and staff. Manage all of your inbound and outbound school communications from one location and stay connected with your community from wherever you are with our always-on mobile app. Learn more at K12insight.com/lets-talk.

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