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  • We’re Still Here!

    By: Terri Zezula | May, 2015 | 293 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    And stronger than ever…
    We are excited to update you on what is happening with PowerSchool!
    First of all, we have not been purchased by anyone (yet). As per our previous communications, Pearson is exploring the divestiture of the SIS business. In a very strategic process, Pearson and the PowerSchool team is looking at the very best options for taking the SIS business into the future. In the meantime, we are growing, adding new customers, developing exciting new features and expanding PowerSchool functionality, and still serving more than 40 million users, every …

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  • They Said What?

    By: Terri Zezula | April, 2015 | 729 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Recently, some of our competitors have used questionable tactics in trying to unnerve the PowerSchool user community. False statements about PowerSchool’s stability and Pearson’s support of the SIS business have been used in letters directed to PowerSchool customers to cast doubt about the future of PowerSchool.
    So, let’s be clear: PowerSchool is stronger than ever!! More than 450 dedicated PowerSchool employees are focused on making our product the most stable, reliable and secure SIS in the K12 market. Yes, we may have a new owner in the future, but we …

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  • PowerSchool and Canvas LMS Provide Digital Tools and Resources for K12 Teachers

    By: Terri Zezula | March, 2015 | 290 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    Instructure announces integration between Canvas learning management system and PowerSchool. (Click here to read press release.)
    Instructure recently announced that their learning management system (LMS), Canvas, is now integrated with PowerSchool, enabling two-way integration between the PowerSchool SIS and Canvas LMS. Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based LMS that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place.
    The two-way integration between the systems allows for schools to easily provision a Canvas account using the information they already have stored in PowerSchool. This new feature streamlines the process for making student information …

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  • PowerSchool ISV Partner, InfoSnap, Provides Critical Solutions for K12 Schools

    By: Terri Zezula | March, 2015 | 176 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    Integration between PowerSchool and InfoSnap provides online registration solution for schools in North Carolina and Maryland.  (Click here to read press release)
    In North Carolina, where PowerSchool supports schools as the state-wide student information system (SIS), Wilkes County School District just selected InfoSnap for an Online Student Registration solution that integrates with PowerSchool. Queen Anne’s County in Maryland also selected InfoSnap’s Student Registration solution, with real-time data delivery to PowerSchool.
    The online solution from InfoSnap will provide families with an efficient method for enrolling and registering their child/children at their own convenience. Families who …

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  • Let’s Talk Facts About PowerSchool

    By: Terri Zezula | March, 2015 | 2,229 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    New Technologies, Robust Product Roadmap – PowerSchool is STILL the Best Choice for K12 Schools
    Recently, Pearson announced that it intends to explore options for a sale of its SIS business, which includes PowerSchool. Unfortunately, but perhaps predictably, some of our competitors are using this announcement as an opportunity to make false statements about PowerSchool. So, we want to dispel any rumors and give you the facts!
    Fact #1 – PowerSchool is the clear market leader…more customers choose PowerSchool than any SIS competitor, by a wide margin. PowerSchool has a 99% retention rate, a …

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  • Pearson’s PowerSchool Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status

    By: Terri Zezula | March, 2015 | 264 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Student Information System’s Improved Speed and Reliability for Everyday Processes Can Benefit Thousands of School Districts
    New York (PRWEB) March 03, 2015
    Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced today that as the result of rigorous testing, its PowerSchool 8.1 student information system (SIS) achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status, allowing it to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications.
    Oracle Exastack is an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) program that provides Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other OPN members with a complete, scalable, integrated and high-performance infrastructure for their on-premise, cloud-based and hybrid environments. …

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  • A New Chapter for PowerSchool!

    By: Terri Zezula | February, 2015 | 2,380 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Today, as part of Pearson’s annual results, Pearson is announcing the decision to explore sale options for our Student Information Systems (SIS) businesses, which include PowerSchool®, PowerSchool SMS, Gradespeed, and eSIS Forms.
    The Student Information Systems (SIS) businesses focus on administrative workflow and student data. Although these businesses won’t be a priority for Pearson’s future investment, SIS businesses remain essential to the continued improvement of student educational opportunities. Accurate data maintenance enables schools to make critical decisions that impact student performance and creates better conditions for achievement to be possible.
    We have …

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  • PowerSchool Achieves Certification to Implement Tennessee’s Ed-Fi State Reporting Model

    By: Terri Zezula | February, 2015 | 175 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Tennessee Issues Credentials to Pearson’s Industry-Leading Student Information System for Secure Data Exchange
    Today Pearson announced that the State of Tennessee issued shared staging credentials for PowerSchool to implement the new Ed-Fi state reporting model. The Tennessee Department of Education is implementing the model as part of the Ed-Fi initiative to enable educators to have easy access to comprehensive student-level data that allows them to continually measure progress and develop action plans. The Ed-Fi Data Standard serves as the foundation for enabling interoperability among secure education data systems designed to improve student achievement and teacher …

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  • InfoSnap Honored as Inaugural PowerSchool Independent Software Vendor Excellence Award Winner

    By: Terri Zezula | January, 2015 | 2,987 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Congratulations, InfoSnap!!
    Recognized for Exemplary Work Collaborating With Pearson PowerSchool to Develop and Implement API Tools 
    Today Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based registration management solutions, is the winner of its inaugural Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Integration Excellence Award. Chosen from the more than 100 technology companies in the PowerSchool ISV program, InfoSnap is honored for its exemplary work collaborating with Pearson to develop application programming interface (API) tools for integrating its student information system, PowerSchool, with other software applications, creating cost-effective and efficient approaches for school …

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  • Letter to Arizona PowerSchool Users

    By: Terri Zezula | January, 2015 | 406 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    RE: Arizona Education Data Standards (AzEDS)
    Dear AZ PowerSchool Customers,
    This is an important message about PowerSchool state reports, in response to a recent communication about AzEDS.
    We would like to provide our PowerSchool customers with an update regarding Pearson’s efforts to support the new AzEDS state reporting model that ADE is implementing.
    AzEDS sent a communication titled ‘SIS Vendor AzEDS Certification Status’ to superintendents and business managers of Arizona PowerSchool districts this week notifying them that PowerSchool had not met the January 15, 2015 deadline to complete the AzEDS certification process.
    Not included as …

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