SchoolSquare Press Release

As schools plan a return to in-person learning, a new software is helping them rebuild connections to their community For more than a year, schooling in America has occurred in a vacuum. With remote learning, teachers and students were often separated and isolated from each other. Even when there was in-person learning, class sizes were reduced and contact limited. That also included contact with the community beyond the school walls. Volunteers, mentors, classroom helpers, guest speakers — groups and individuals vital to community-based education — were on the sideline during the pandemic.  But with teachers and students returning to the classroom this coming fall, schools will also be looking to re-engage with their community partners. A new software company, SchoolSquare, is hoping to help schools do just that, while also making the process easier and more efficient. SchoolSquare is a newly launched outreach and management software for community-based schools. Created by Simon Williams, an educator and volunteer advocate, it’s a […]

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SchoolSquare Receives $56,000 Grant From MTI

We’re super excited to announce that we received $56,000 in Range II grant funding from the Maine Technology Institute to continue our work in developing software to increase parent and community involvement in our public schools.

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Our Newest Platform Features Are Live!

What does an engineer actually do? I’m 36 and I still don’t know! What is it like to be a nurse, carpenter, or an entrepreneur? Do you know? Do you want students to know about the different opportunities and careers in your community? If so, where do you begin? We believe the first step is identifying who is willing to give their time to the students in their communities. These caring adults can create their custom profiles on SchoolSquare. Are you one these people? You can create your profile right now, just click here! We imagine a future where students are identifying their skills, interests, and passions each and every school year and our community is playing an expanded role in supporting these interests with their own. Are you interested in learning more about SchoolSquare in your school community? If you are, let us know by emailing us today!

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SchoolSquare Receives $25,000 Grant From MTI!

We’re super excited to announce that we received $25,000 in Range I grant funding from the Maine Technology Institute to continue our work in developing a software to increase parent and community involvement in our public schools!

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Kickstarter Launch – November 14th!

For the past ten years it’s been my mission to help kids succeed – it’s taken me from the baseball field to the Kindergarten classroom – from Portland, Maine to Ukraine – from Bowdoin College to Portland Public Schools. 

And this is what I’ve come to believe-

Schools should be at the centers of our communities- where kids develop strong relationships with caring adults; where their talents are discovered; and where they learn about the world around them!

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