Socially speaking, KSBA Facebook, Twitter services have caught on

Twitter passes major post of note

If you use Facebook or Twitter and you’re a school leader in Kentucky, it’s likely that you are among the growing number of people who stay in the know via KSBA’s social media outlets.

Since October 2010, postings on KSBA’s Facebook page!/pages/KSBA/131497443560944 have been viewed by our page visitors more than 310,000 times. In the first three weeks of this month, postings were checked more than 8,100 times. The page has more than 50 folks who visit on a daily basis, and an average of more than 250 regulars a week.

KSBA’s Twitter account!/ksbanews recently passed a significant milepost – we put up our 5,000th“Tweet.”

Both the Facebook and Twitter services are an outgrowth of the subscription-based KSBA eNews Service. When our staff go looking for Kentucky K-12 news and major national or border-state stories, we often have more than the 10-12 we try to use in a single morning or afternoon cycle. So we post them to Facebook and Twitter.

We also include breaking news headlines – such as the identification of the latest round of persistently low-achieving schools and the release of this year’s test score data – on these pages, as alerts to the lead stories for our next cycle of the eNews Service.

If you want to have the fullest insight into major K-12 education news here in the Commonwealth and around the nation, the combination of KSBA eNews, Facebook and Twitter is hard to beat.

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