In our recent TADS Talks Live episode, we interviewed Becky Haghighi—an education expert with over 10 years of experience serving schools and lead account manager for dioceses and Catholic schools at Community Brands. Becky shares the top three trends she anticipates in 2024 from her daily work of providing support and guidance to Catholic schools and dioceses. Take a look at how you can leverage these trends to stay ahead of the curve.
What Trends Are Dioceses and Catholic Schools Watching in 2024?
1. Centralized Accounts to Enhance the Family Experience
In recent years, schools are adopting centralized account systems to strengthen communication and engagement between schools and families. Building relationships with families creates a partnership that nurtures a student’s growth, supports their educational journey, and fosters a sense of community within the school environment.
Centralized accounts provide a hub where parents can access school-related information such as forms, schedules, event notifications, and student progress reports. They can also re-enroll at your school, apply for financial aid, and make tuition payments. This benefits families and administrators, reducing manual workload and information errors by syncing the correct information across the system.
2. Multi-lingual Capabilities to Increase Accessibility
Recognizing the diverse communities, they serve; Catholic schools and dioceses are increasingly incorporating multi-lingual capabilities into their technology and communication strategies. By offering information and support in multiple languages, schools can make their administrative processes and educational content more accessible to students and families of various backgrounds.
Offering multi-lingual communication not only helps your Catholic school or diocese engage a broader audience, but also demonstrates inclusivity and respect for cultural diversity. In regions with diverse populations, this can be a distinguishing factor for families deciding to enroll or re-enroll at your school. Embracing multilingualism enables schools to bridge communication gaps and create an environment where students and families of all backgrounds feel welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Did you know? TADS by Community Brands provides support in English and Spanish for students and their families. Ensuring a diverse range of language options is crucial for effectively engaging with students and families who speak multiple languages.
3. Consolidated Data for Effective Decision-Making Across the Diocese
In 2024, schools are embracing data consolidation to enhance decision-making processes and operational efficiency strategically. Particularly for schools within a diocese, this involves gathering information from various schools under the diocesan umbrella to create comprehensive insights. These insights can help with revenue forecasting, student diversity initiatives, and seeing opportunities for specific schools to grow in the future.
Additionally, by analyzing this data, administrators and decision-makers gain a holistic view of the educational landscape. It allows them to identify trends, evaluate academic performance, assess resource allocation, and make informed decisions that benefit the entire diocese. Consolidated data systems empower schools within the diocese to learn from each other’s successes and challenges, fostering a collaborative approach to education.
Improve the Educational Experience with Purpose-Built Technology
These trends offer a roadmap for staying ahead of educational innovation. Catholic schools and dioceses need unique capabilities that only specialized technology can provide. TADS by Community Brands is built specifically for these communities, recognizing the need for a simplified family experience, consolidated data across diocesan schools, and English and Spanish support.Watch the full TADS Talks Live episode to learn more about these powerful features, and how they foster more collaborative, accessible, and effective learning environments.