New York Times: An App Helps Teachers Track Student Attendance

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New York Times

The New York Times showcases how Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts uses Kinvolved to increase communication with students’ families as a means of tackling frequent absences and tardiness.

“This one, you used to hardly ever see,” said Wadleigh science teacher Etta Covington, indicating a ninth grader perched behind a lab table, pencil and notebook at the ready. “Now she is one of the first in class in the morning.”

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EdSurge: Startup ‘Whisperer’ Steve Blank Interviews Edtech Entrepreneurs

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Startup ‘whisperer’ Steve Blank recognizes Kinvolved’s founders for their entrepreneurship launching a company that helps combat absenteeism and boosts family engagement in schools.

Altman points out that entrepreneurship does not involve keeping an idea “within your own head but talking to people in a variety of different areas.”

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NY Tech Meetup: Alumni Highlight—An Interview With the Founders of Kinvolved

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NY Tech Meetup

Miriam Altman and Alex Meis, Kinvolved’s co-founders, speak with the NY Tech Meetup about their experience and their company. Kinvolved is closing the communication gap to improve graduation rates, boost the economy, and help the U.S. achieve top ranking among its peer nations.

Kinvolved’s mobile and web apps offer educators, administrators, and youth program leaders an efficient, instant communication tool so they can communicate with all stakeholders in a student’s life with just a swipe.

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