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Liz Schulte

About Liz Schulte

Liz is a marketing copywriter for MBS. Her background ranges from customer service to business owner. She has firsthand experience with creating marketing plans as well as ensuring the customer’s needs are met. When she isn’t in the office, she is an avid reader, a prolific writer and the owner of two very spoiled dogs.

Recent articles by Liz Schulte

Easy and Timely Social Media Polls Produce Helpful Results

Posted by Liz Schulte on Nov 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Social media can serve many functions. It is a great tool to network with peers, it can strengthen your school brand, and it makes conversing with students, alumni and the community easier. But, merely having a presence on social media isn’t enough to garner results. Finding new and creative ways to engage with your audience is an essential part of establishing a robust online presence.

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How to Make Your Mission Statement Matter

Posted by Liz Schulte on Nov 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM

How important are a school’s mission and vision statements? This question can garner a fair amount of debate. Some will adamantly support the practice, stating that when everyone is on the same page and have shared expectations, they work toward a common goal. But, there are also the people who have been in education for a long time and have witnessed many hours go into the creation of a mission or vision statement, only to then see the words collect dust and get ignored.

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3 Guaranteed Ways to Save Students the Most Money

Posted by Liz Schulte on Nov 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

With declining enrollment in K–12 and higher education, student retention is essential. There’s not an endless stream of students to replace those who choose not to continue their education. At-risk students and families need to know your school understands their challenges and will help them find the best solutions.

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Spotlight: Jim Luecke How Student Savings Impacts Student Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Jim Luecke is a strategic sales consultant for MBS. In the over 12 years he has worked with schools and stores, Jim has collected an abundance of industry knowledge. He uses that expertise to help schools find course materials distribution solutions that best suite their unique needs and situations. We sat down with him to discuss where he sees the industry heading and what trends are gaining momentum as he visits schools across the country.   

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How St. Bernard High School’s STEM Program Fuels Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on Nov 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education have a lasting impact on students’ lives. To make sure all students are given their best chance to succeed, St. Bernard High School offers the only single-gender STEM program within a Catholic co-educational setting in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Heather Carmody, STEM Coordinator and STEM Department Chair at St. Bernard High School, spoke with us about their STEM program and how it enhances the student experience and helps foster a love of science and mathematics in students.

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How to Build an Effective Survey in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Liz Schulte on Nov 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Student retention is a problem across campuses. Understanding how students feel about your school is an essential part of identifying the areas that with improvement can help you provide students with a better experience and increase satisfaction. Surveys give your school insight to what students think, their priorities and how you can better help them achieve success. But, how do you create a survey that is measurable, moves you closer to your goals and produces usable information?

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Four Ways MBS Direct Makes Marketing Your Buyback Easier

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 30, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Buyback is a great way for students and families to save money on the cost of their course materials, which increases their satisfaction with their educational experience. However, a lot is happening at the end of the semester, making it far too easy for buyback to come and go without students being aware it happened. With the hectic end-of-year pace, MBS Direct wants to make it as simple as possible for you and your students to have a great buyback.

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How Social Media Adds Value to K–12 Education

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Students live on social media. Their smartphones have become a natural extension of their arm at increasingly younger ages. There is a world of information at their fingertips. Want to learn how to code? Hear about the latest video game? World events? Pretty much anything you can think of, there is a YouTube video for that. But, who is teaching children to spot the real sites from the fake ones? How will they critically assess what is fact and what is opinion? How do students defend themselves against online bullying or prevent themselves from becoming the bully? In short, where do children learn digital citizenship?

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Are Course Packs the Right Option for You?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Providing students with the best, well-rounded education possible is the most important factor in education. In a perfect world, a teacher could draw from multiple sources and develop a syllabus that was specifically designed for the class he/she wanted to teach without costing students more money. However, asking students to purchase multiple course materials for each class is often met with resistance in no small part due to finances. Students are increasingly unhappy with the cost of course materials—especially when the whole text isn’t used. MBS Direct’s eText Builder offers faculty way to provide students with all the materials they need at a fraction of the cost.  

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Using Big Data for Student Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 18, 2017 5:30:00 AM

College dropout rates continue to increase while enrollment falls. Many factors undoubtedly contribute to this trend, but ultimately it falls to the school to curb the decline. Which is why many colleges and universities have turned to their data to look for answers. Recently the focus has shifted from dissecting past data to a more proactive approach of compiling information on current students to better help them through predictive analysis.

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