Major Jason C. Hall reporting for Skoollive duty.

January 15, 2016
Major Jason C. Hall reporting for Skoollive duty.

From Jim Metrock:  The newest salesman for Skoollive is Jason Hall.  I don’t quite understand Skoollive’s military plans, but I am sure it will be entertaining.  
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Too cool for Skool.

January 13, 2016
Too cool for Skool.

    No comment needed. http://www.skoollive.com/#!rates/dg008
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How Skoollive plans to get your child’s phone number

January 3, 2016


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Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic: Skoollive updates website

December 5, 2015
Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic: Skoollive updates website

  From Jim Metrock:  Skoollive is still afloat!   The company has been quietly rebranding itself as “the first nationwide, on-campus digital network.”  No joke.  That’s what they are calling themselves now. They have changed their website (www.skoollive.com) but they still have the same product and business model that so underwhelmed American schools in 2014. But who...
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Evaluating Skoollive’s Twitter account.

November 11, 2015
Evaluating Skoollive’s Twitter account.

From Jim Metrock: This is a screen shot of Skoollive’s Twitter page taken today November 10. After three years on Twitter and after extensive regional and national marketing efforts, the company has managed to accumulate 91 followers (and two of those are Obligation and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood).  Having only 16 “likes”...
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Schools continue to say “No!” to Skoollive.

November 10, 2015
Schools continue to say “No!” to Skoollive.

Plattsmouth School Board Votes Against SkoolLive Kiosks November 9, 2015 PLATTSMOUTH – The Plattsmouth Board of Education had some concerns about new kiosks that had potential to raise money for the school. The SkoolLive digital kiosks were going to be used to promote school activities and provide third-party content on goods, products and services....
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Uh oh. Do other schools considering a contract with Skoollive know about this?

November 4, 2015
Uh oh. Do other schools considering a contract with Skoollive know about this?


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Looking back: Skoollive comes to Marysville Joint Unified School District (CA)

November 3, 2015
Looking back: Skoollive comes to Marysville Joint Unified School District (CA)

Off Beat: ‘Kool’ kiosks coming to MJUSD Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014  By Harold Kruger You know it’s cool, because it’s happening at “Skool.” Yes, school is going to be a lot cooler in the Marysville Joint Unified School District because some of the students will have advertising kiosks to divert their attention. District trustees...
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California school district rejects Skoollive kiosks

October 17, 2015
California school district rejects Skoollive kiosks

“unanimously rejected a proposed contract with Skoollive, LLC” From Jim Metrock:  Congratulations to the Hemet Unified School District Board of governors for saying “no thanks” to the youth marketing firm Skoollive.  School districts who do their research will make the same decision as this California school district. From the Idyllwild Town Crier: http://idyllwildtowncrier.com/2015/10/15/husd-board-meets-in-idyllwild-honors-barbara-longbrook/ There was...
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Gulfport High still shows Channel One News. Sorta.

October 8, 2015
Gulfport High still shows Channel One News. Sorta.

From Jim Metrock: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s miserable unit Channel One Network is helpless when schools trash their TV show. Consider Gulfport High School’s refusal to show Channel One News according to the “contract” they have with the company. On a regular day the school allows five minutes for school announcements and any remaining time...
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Oak Ridge thinks twice about Skoollive, parents not in favor

September 30, 2015
Oak Ridge thinks twice about Skoollive, parents not in favor

Digital kiosks placed on Oak Ridge Schools’ back burner Bob Fowler  4:57 PM, Sep 29, 2015 OAK RIDGE — A proposal to place digital kiosks carrying advertising and school announcements in the city’s two middle schools and the high school has been quietly placed on the back burner. “It has been removed from consideration...
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Got something to sell students? During their school time? Skoollive wants to talk to you.

September 25, 2015
Got something to sell students?  During their school time? Skoollive wants to talk to you.


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Skoollive is advertising food to students.

September 19, 2015
Skoollive is advertising food to students.


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Skoollive to advertisers: “Average annual income of a 12-14 year old: $2,167” Don’t you want a piece of that?

September 15, 2015
Skoollive to advertisers:  “Average annual income of a 12-14 year old: $2,167” Don’t you want a piece of that?

  From Jim Metrock: Dear School Board member: In the future you may find a salesperson standing in front of your board urging your district to sign a three-year contract with Skoollive.  You need to be prepared for his or her slick sales pitch. Unfortunately sometimes you won’t recognize the Skoollive salesperson, because the...
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More and more “reporters” for less and less audience.

September 10, 2015
More and more “reporters” for less and less audience.

From Jim Metrock: It is getting very hard to find a school district that is showing Channel One News.  Without the fear of Channel One taking away their TV network, schools no longer have a need to honor the terms of the old Channel One contract.  [Show our daily, 12-minute TV show to student...
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What Skoollive told the Tanque Verde USD.

September 7, 2015
What Skoollive told the Tanque Verde USD.


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The letter that ended Chris Whittle’s Channel One News

September 3, 2015
The letter that ended Chris Whittle’s Channel One News

  From Jim Metrock:  Three years ago, Channel One News was forced to send this letter to the relatively few schools that still had their TV equipment. It marked the end of the original Channel One News – the one that was extremely profitable back in the 90’s. In 2012 the few remaining executives at Channel One...
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Thinking about Skoollive? Read their contract with Murrieta Valley USD

August 29, 2015
Thinking about Skoollive?  Read their contract with Murrieta Valley USD

        For Skoollive’s contract with the Murrieta Valley USD, Murrieta, CA:  SkoolLive agreement  Murrieta Valley USD            
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Skoollive contract: Revenue from Display of Kiosk System Content

August 27, 2015
Skoollive contract: Revenue from Display of Kiosk System Content

      From Jim Metrock: Are you a school board member whose board is considering entering into a contract with the youth marketing firm Skoollive? You owe it to your community to take some time to better understand what is in the Skoollive contract. Here is one section (1.7) and one subsection (1.7.1) of the contract....
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If Skoollive’s electronic billboards can sell students products, then maybe…

August 17, 2015
If Skoollive’s electronic billboards can sell students products, then maybe…


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No one cares to watch Channel One News at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

August 15, 2015
No one cares to watch Channel One News at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

From Jim Metrock:  The Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart knows its students don’t want to watch Channel One News.  That’s why the school shows the controversial TV show before school starts.         This school like many others that still have Channel One have been breaching Channel One’s contract for years.  http://www.obligation.org/2012-10-10-catholic-hs-refuses-to-honor-channel-one-news-contract
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Let’s hope this person isn’t too busy.

August 12, 2015
Let’s hope this person isn’t too busy.

     
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