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Seeking Feedback on Parent Portals

by Kelly Walsh on October 6, 2010


Is anyone using a Parent Portal at their children’s school(s)? Please tell us a little about it.

On Sunday, I published this post about Parent Portals. This post considered portals from somewhat of a technical perspective, discussing features and looking at the web sites of some applications that provide this kind of functionality. But I am also very interested in the parent’s perspective – are you using parent portals in the schools your children attend, and how is this working out?

If you are a parent and you are using any kind of portal functionality at the schools that your kids go to, please comment and tell us a little about your experience:

  • What kinds of features do you like the best?
  • What features would you like to see added to the portal?
  • What product is being used (if you can tell)?
  • Any other observations you would like to share

Thanks in advance to any readers who take a few moments to share their insights into Parent Portals as they’re being used in todays schools!

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Video blog post “Learning about Parent Portals for K-12 schools”
SchoolTool and other Parent Portals in K-12 Education


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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