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SchoolReach and CyberBully Hotline Win 2013 Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine

By Carletta
November 11th, 2013

SchoolReach, a provider of school notification systems and anonymous bully reporting solutions, has once again been recognized in the Tech & Learning Magazine Awards of Excellence.

The firm’s namesake school notification platform and CyberBully Hotline service were both recognized with “Best Upgraded Product” honors by judges on the 2013 Awards of Excellence committee.

“We’re honored that Tech & Learning Magazine has given us two of these coveted awards,” said Joe Palacios, CEO and co-founder of SchoolReach. “We’re constantly working to make our products better for our customers, and we’re very pleased that the Awards of Excellence judges have recognized us for our latest features.”

Feature upgrades including the Number Tracker™ application, which helps school leaders identify parent phone numbers that consistently fail to receive school message broadcasts, and the SchoolReach Parents mobile app, which allows parents to view all recent SchoolReach broadcasts on their phone and manage their notification preferences, helped SchoolReach secure its 2013 Award of Excellence.

SchoolReach’s CyberBully Hotline service, which won a “Best New Product” Award of Excellence in 2012, was honored for the upgrades found in version 2.0 of the product. These upgrades include a new keyword flagging feature, which automatically identifies high priority reports by highlighting messages containing defined keywords (i.e. “gun” or “suicide”), and a collaborative notes feature that allows school leaders to coordinate and track report response from within the CyberBully Hotline system.

“The SchoolReach platform has helped school leaders send hundreds of millions of voice, e-mail, and text messages, and the CyberBully Hotline has helped many schools address bullying, fighting, and other issues,” said Mr. Palacios. “These awards confirm that the K-12 education community values our commitment to product innovation.”

About SchoolReach and the CyberBully Hotline

Thousands of schools trust SchoolReach’s patented technology to rapidly deliver parent and staff notifications, including attendance calls, weather advisories, lunch balance notifications, bus route notices, and emergency alerts via phone, e-mail, text, and social media. The CyberBully Hotline is used by schools across the U.S. to allow students and parents to anonymously report bullying, fighting, mental health problems, theft, cheating, and other issues. St. Louis based SchoolReach is a division of GroupCast, LLC, a provider of voice, e-mail and text broadcasting technology. For more information, please visit schoolreach.com and cyberbullyhotline.com.

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