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Schools and colleges and other education professionals are making increased use of SMS messaging to meet a wide range of requirements.

Schools use SMS widely to announce events, combat truancy, warn parents of snow closures, notify parents of detentions, sports matches, rehearsals and more. Colleges and schools text out links to their websites, prospectuses and blogs.

Children with specific difficulties are receiving extra learning help by text to help them plan and complete homework on time. Because the mobile phone is so universal and SMS messaging cheap and easy to use, more and more applications will emerge to help staff and students alike.

Educational institutions of all types can benefit from reporting on absentees, whether to parents of schoolchildren or sponsors of those in higher learning. Automated text messages can be sent to those not present at registration, parents can then respond acknowledging it as either authorised or not.