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  • A New Chapter for PowerSchool?

    By: Terri Zezula | February, 2015 | 362 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 | 27 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 | 705 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 | 124 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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  • Registration for PSU is now open!

    By: Terri Zezula | November, 2014 | 186 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    PowerSchool University 2015 - registration is now open. PSU is the premier PowerSchool training conference open to all users.
    Learn more about the locations, courses, schedules, etc. –
    PowerSchool University (PSU) helps users take advantage of the robust features and capabilities of the PowerSchool student information system.
    At PSU, attendees learn dozens of tips, tricks and techniques for every day tasks. For beginning to experienced PowerSchool users, PSU offers a wide variety of courses taught by certified PowerSchool trainers. Each course is specifically designed for the participant’s role at the school or district. …

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  • InfoSnap Integrates with North Carolina’s Customized Version of PowerSchool for Online Student Registration

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 630 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    InfoSnap develops a customized solution to meet state requirements for North Carolina’s PowerSchool student information system (SIS).
    “Our InfoSnap solution saves 7 staff members at least a
    month’s worth of work, providing personnel with ample
    opportunity to be more efficient. We’ve estimated that
    InfoSnap saves our district $30,000 annually just in
    manpower alone.”
    -Scott Smith, Chief Technology Officer
    Mooresville Graded School District (NC) is a one-to-one computing district
    comprised of 6,000 students across 8 schools. To match the digital standard that
    this district has set, Mooresville decided to transition from a paper-based
    registration process to an online solution. The statewide …

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  • Pearson & InfoSnap Collaborate to Develop the PowerSchool API for Data Integration

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 400 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    Pearson sought to create an API for its PowerSchool SIS. They
    partnered with InfoSnap, a member of the PowerSchool ISV Partner
    Program known for its experience and success with
    complex data integration and delivery. The result of this
    joint-venture is a sophisticated PowerSchool API, which has
    given InfoSnap solutions an industry-leading integration for
    PowerSchool. Learn more about this unique collaboration at:
    To learn more about the InfoSnap and PowerSchool integration for online registration solutions, join us for a free webinar on October 15th. Register today!
    Best Practices Webinar: Online Student Enrollment and Registration, Integrated with PowerSchool
    Wednesday, October 15, …

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  • Notice to PowerSchool Customers About Bash Security Vulnerability

    By: Terri Zezula | September, 2014 | 8,786 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Yesterday a major global security flaw was announced for Unix-based internet-connected devices. This includes systems running OS X and Linux. The vulnerability is being referred to in the media as “Shellshock” or “the Bash bug”. It is possible that this vulnerability could be used to compromise devices and computers, causing major service impact and/or loss of sensitive data.
    PowerSchool does not use Bash and PowerSchool servers are Windows OS based, therefore having no vulnerability to the issue.
    It is possible that some customers are using an Apache image server running on Linux …

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  • It Was a Busy Summer for the PowerSchool Team

    By: Terri Zezula | September, 2014 | 1,564 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Growing our PowerSchool ISV program and developing the API toolkit
    Offering our customers more choices and the ability to integrate PowerSchool with other education applications.
    We are so excited to welcome LearnSprout as the newest member of the PowerSchool Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program! LearnSprout is just one of the more than 120 ISV partners that collaborate with the PowerSchool student information system (SIS) team to deliver integrated solutions that offer extended functionality for school or classroom management.  Over the summer, we welcomed 12 new partners to the ISV Partner Program …

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  • Pearson and LearnSprout Collaborate to Deliver New Insights Into Student Engagement and Performance to School Leaders

    By: admin | September, 2014 | 731 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, News, Uncategorized

    EdTech Startup to Provide PowerSchool Users With Data Visualization, College-Readiness Tracking Tools

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