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NYC Department of Education Partners with WhizFish for Mobile Apps for Schools

First mobile apps ever are being published in NYC schools.

New York, NY, September 03, 2014 --( Back to School history was made in New York City when I.S. 318 The School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Through the Arts in the Bronx, and P.S.115 The Daniel Mucatel School in Brooklyn, launched smartphone-tablet apps that allow school administrators to communicate with parents, staff and students directly on their smartphones and tablet devices sharing alerts, schedules, school news feeds, contact numbers and more. The new apps, published in Google Play now and in the iTunes App Store within a few days, will give parents the convenience of communicating with the school from their mobile device.

Mobile apps are being adopted quickly by schools with thousands using them now to engage parents who grew up on the web and expect communication to be convenient and available on the devices they use most, smartphones and tablets. Schools that have adopted mobile apps are beginning to see greater involvement from parents and even grandparents and increased school loyalty.

The NYC Department of Education principals who are adopting mobile apps for their schools, see this as the most direct way to engage parents, staff and the community. The apps feature convenience functions that allow parents to reach the schools very easily and vice versa.

The mobile apps for I.S. 318 and P.S. 115 were developed by WhizFish, an interactive agency in Toledo, Ohio. The company develops apps for individual schools and entire school districts both public and private.

The New York City Department of Education is the largest school district in the U.S., serving 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools.
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