This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

LiveSchool Classroom Management App Gives Mainstay Schools A Powerful Tool

ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Four schools in greater Atlanta's Mainstay alternative education network use a behavior tracking and classroom management app that is becoming a powerful tool for helping the country's most challenging students.

LiveSchool automates paperwork-heavy behavior tracking systems with a school-wide platform that makes sharing information and enforcing consistent rules and rewards easy. The app is among the new education-related technologies on display through Friday, Feb. 8, at the National Alternative Educators Conference here.

Studies show children with severe behavior problems benefit the most from positive reinforcement, but sending consistent messages can be difficult in schools with multiple teachers.

Teachers tasked with managing students with behavior issues increasingly find technology is a vital partner in tackling a long-standing problem that makes learning difficult for all students.

"LiveSchool allowed us to replace our archaic paper and pencil data collection system with an electronic system that is much faster and more efficient," says Mainstay school coordinator Richard Brantley. "It helps drive development and maintenance of students' behavior intervention plans."

Emphasizing positive behavior is particularly important to alternative schools, which enroll students who have been removed from traditional public schools, often due to emotional behavioral disorders.

For students with severe behavior challenges, better technology means school is more predictable, fair and fun.

"Technology is the new language of learning," says Lori Lamb, president of the National Alternative Educators Association. "Our teachers expect current tools to help them be their best."

With LiveSchool students earn points or "behavior bucks" for good behavior to redeem for field trips and other incentives, a proven approach to improving school behavior supported by educational research. The app, used in 15 states and 45 schools, introduces and builds financial literacy as students manage their accounts and make choices about when and how to spend their earnings.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.30 -0.92%
FB $118.08 0.55%
GOOG $695.81 0.50%
TSLA $234.18 0.80%
YHOO $35.97 -0.11%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,651.26 -99.65 -0.56%
S&P 500 2,051.12 -12.25 -0.59%
NASDAQ 4,725.6390 -37.5850 -0.79%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs