State College, Pennsylvania, Oct 30, 2013 — A newly designed website for the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) highlights important assets for districts, brings more visibility to social media tools for increased engagement, and improves the user experience on a wide range of devices.

Schoolwires® performed the strategic redesign of the Council’s Centricity2™ website and content management system, incorporating a Responsive Web Design to give visitors a responsive and engaging web experience on a wide range of devices, from desktops to mobile phones and tablets.

“Our organization and the urban school districts we serve are dedicated to the highest standards of educational excellence,” said Michael Casserly, Executive Director, CGCS. “Our new and modern website reflects our commitment to innovation and best practices.”

The new website, which went live Oct. 24, increases the visibility of the Council’s ground-breaking publications which are highly sought after by visitors, and also highlights the Council’s upcoming events. Social media icons for Facebook, twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and other channels are also prominently displayed.
“The Schoolwires designers did an excellent job of achieving our strategic objectives of making important elements easier to find and more accessible,” said Tonya Harris, Communications Manager, Council of the Great City Schools. “The redesign, including its responsiveness to electronic devices, will give our visitors a better online experience with the council.”

“We are pleased to help the Council make it easier for their community to access the important resources they need to support their districts, even when they are mobile,” said Christiane Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Schoolwires. “The Council’s new website will help its members stay more connected and engaged than ever before.”

About Schoolwires
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,500 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, a family of mobile solutions, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 10 million users and has been recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the seventh consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College with offices in Beijing, China.

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