Hero Product News

Another Year In The Books

The evolution of Hero. Schools across the country are adopting new approaches to student behavior. We evangelized a hypothesis: the best way to motivate students to exhibit great behavior is by recognizing the things they do right more than the things they do wrong. We build products that help schools do this on a daily basis. The impact to school climate and culture, attendance, and academic performance are noteworthy. At the end of every school year, our teams reconnoiter over data, conversations with our customers, and the outcomes we’ve helped drive. This year, we noticed new energy, compassion, and fidelity across our schools. Entire administrative teams, teaching staff, students and even parents are rallying together, creating learning environments based on positivity. Building schools that...

written June 29, 2018 by Bryan Landaburu

Hero K12 Now Integrates with Clever Secure Sync for Easier, More Secure Data Transfer

Hero K12 partnership with Clever means schools can set up their Hero accounts faster and with added security for student data MIAMI LAKES, Florida – June 25, 2018 – Hero K12, which is a web-based platform teachers use to emphasize and reward students for positive behavior, has partnered with Clever Secure Sync for data integration. Adding Clever integration capabilities means that schools can quickly and securely synchronize data from their SIS (student information system) to Hero K12 for rapid set up of new accounts. Click to Tweet. Clever Secure Sync is used by many educational applications for seamless and secure data transfer. This makes it much easier for schools to onboard with Hero because data is made immediately available. “Clever makes it much simpler,...

written June 26, 2018 by Jessica Mitchell

5 Hero Support Tips

Updated 05/22/2018 in support of the 2018-19 school year. Planning for the 2018-2019 school year is in full swing and there is no better time to get your Hero account primed and ready for the back-to-school rush. To prepare for the next school year, you will need to take some time to plan now so you are set up for success in the fall. This checklist will help your administrators, teachers, students and parents get up to speed with Hero before the school year begins. Here are the five administrative tips to get you started – 1. Changing New Active Terms This step updates and replaces last year’s school calendar dates with this year’s. An easy first step, but necessary in setting the foundation...

written May 22, 2018 by Keesa Sung

Change is in the Air

Summer is an exciting time in education. In some ways, a moment of respite after a long year of effort doing the world’s most important work. At the same time, an educator’s summer entails zen-like preparation for the road ahead: the upcoming school year. At Hero, we inherit the heartbeat of education. Our mission to make school a better place to work, learn, and grow continues throughout the year. And just like the educators we serve, we are working hard to prepare for the 2018-19 school year. Change is in the Air It’s been an exciting year for us at Hero. Our platform has grown quickly and so have our resources, plans, and vision for the future. And this means exciting things for our...

written May 21, 2018 by Corey Shelton

Hero 2017-18 Back to School Release

As Summer vacation draws to a close, students and school staff are gearing up for new beginnings—and a new school year! At Hero, we love new beginnings, too. Over the past few years, we’ve seen astounding growth, exciting new features, and a whole lot of work to make sure that the Hero platform can support all of our new students, teachers, and school staff. As we enter another new year, I am excited to bring you the upcoming back-to-school product update! Notification Center Communication between school and home is a core component of what Hero does at a school. In our 2017-18 back–to–school release, we’re including a brand new Notification Center, which gives Hero Administrators more fine-grained control over what kinds of messages get sent when behaviors happen...

written August 4, 2017 by Corey Shelton

Goodbye to Hero Visitor

Here at Hero, we think a lot about the manual processes that exist at schools. You could say that we’re on a bit of a crusade: against 5 part forms, against carbon copies, against handwritten passes… and more. We talk to school leaders and school staff every day, and work with them to streamline processes like these, as a part of our mission to make educators more productive—and to make school a better place to work, learn, and grow. So in 2014, Hero created a free, cloud-based visitor management product for schools. Our goals were to help schools eliminate their log book, improve security by giving front desk staff access to watch lists, and introduce schools to the Hero way of managing paper processes—by...

written May 30, 2017 by Corey Shelton

Our customers say it best.

  • "Our focus on improving school culture is paying off. Teachers report fewer behavioral problems, disciplinary referral rates have dropped, and more parents are choosing Finger Lake for their children’s education. "

    Susan Steele

    Principal, Finger Lake Elementary

  • "I've been doing this work for 23 years. There's no doubt in my mind that Hero has been a major contributor to all that is positive at Lyons Creek Middle School."

    Horace Hamm, Principal

    Lyons Creek Middle School

  • "Hero reminds me to always be doing what is expected of me and encourage my friends to do the same."


    Cleveland School of the Arts


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