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Manchester Minute Video Highlights District News

More than a billion YouTube videos are watched every day by millions of people around the world -- and the content and traffic keep growing. In fact, every second of every day, another 5 hours of video content is uploaded.

With so many people getting their information this way, and no end in sight to the trend, our school district is climbing on board with a new feature called “Manchester Minute.”

The first installment features just Superintendent Matt Geary, but the plan is to have staff, students, parents and other stakeholders appear on future editions and give brief updates on news and developments that they know about best.

“We want as many people as possible to know about the impressive and important work happening in our schools,” Geary said, “and we want to make this information available in ways that are convenient, efficient and appealing -- and clearly that includes video.”

Manchester High has for years produced high quality video broadcasts, including a “Manchester Monthly” news magazine and more recently its weekly “Pulse” and daily “Power News.” Illing Middle School also has a periodic video news broadcast.

“Manchester Minute” is the first foray of this kind at the district level, but won’t be the last. Notably, there is a district app in the works that will make it possible for parents, guardians and others to access content -- including grades, attendance data, and even video clips -- on their cell phones or another mobile device.

“Technology is always evolving,” Geary said. “So it is critical that we do, too.”
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