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  • PowerSchool for Parents

    By: Terri Zezula | July, 2014 | 190 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Parents can now use PowerSchool via a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer) or on their iOS or Android device. Parents can access their child’s information including attendance, grades, assignments, assignment detail with links to content such as worksheets, and field trip info. Using just one app to view real-time information for each child, parents can select from a list of languages to view PowerSchool in that language. Parents can print information, email teachers, and set up access for multiple guardians. See how easy it is to use PowerSchool for Parents …

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  • Formative Assessment Item Bank Expands to 60,000 Items, Seamlessly Integrated With Schoolnet

    By: admin | June, 2014 | 278 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, News, Uncategorized

     ATLANTA —June 30, 2014— As schools strive to ensure that students meet and exceed today’s more rigorous standards, teachers need tools at their fingertips for measuring student progress. Today at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Pearson announced an expansion of its Formative Item Bank to more than 60,000 items, including thousands of innovative technology enhanced items – the same kind that students will see in next-generation assessments.

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  • Integrated GradPoint—PowerSchool Data Sharing Service Now Available

    By: Terri Zezula | June, 2014 | 185 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    We are excited about the integration of PowerSchool and GradPoint! This new product integration combines award-winning GradPoint online courses with the PowerSchool web-based student information system, allowing ease-of-use in data sharing.
    The GradPoint—PowerSchool integration automates data sharing, enabling customers to:

    Spend less time manually setting up courses and updating record systems, reducing duplicative processes
    Leverage one provider for both student information system (SIS) and curriculum needs for virtual/blended and credit recovery programs
    Use one single sign-on system, accessible by administrators, teachers, students, and parents

    For more information, see the press release… http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11961333.htm

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  • PowerSchool Independent Software Vendor Program Tops 100 Education Technology Partners

    By: Terri Zezula | June, 2014 | 361 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Pearson and Partners Deliver Integrated Solutions for Schools to Millions of Teachers, Administrators, Students and Parents
    Today Pearson announced that more than 100 education technology companies have joined its independent software vendors (ISV) program. Through the ISV program, Pearson and its partners collaborate with the K-12 education community to simplify school administration and accelerate student learning. As a result of these ISV partnerships, Pearson’s PowerSchool, the most widely used web-based student information system (SIS), integrates with software for activities such as special education; online registration data analytics; health and immunization management; college …

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  • PowerSchool 8.0 is Coming Soon!

    By: Katie Becker | June, 2014 | 487 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Uncategorized

    You spoke – Pearson listened! Our annual back to school release, available for download on PowerSource in early summer, is just what you asked for! PowerSchool 8.0 will be packed with many new features as well as many enhancements to existing functionality to improve productivity and efficiency and address what you want most in a student information system.

    Document Attachments - With PowerSchool 8.0, it is now possible to attach all types of files directly to the student record in the administrator portal. Document Attachment is easy to set up on a local or network drive …

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  • What you need to know about GradeSpeed

    By: Katie Becker | June, 2014 | 451 views | No Comments | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Greetings!

    There has been a rumor going around that GradeSpeed is being discontinued. We think it ​is important to let all of our GradeSpeed customers know that this is not the case.  There are no plans to end the product or stop our development and maintenance efforts.

     
    ​Pearson has introduced a ​student information system (SIS) offering that  ​provides customers a choice between the off-the-shelf SIS product, PowerSchool, ​and ​a more customized SIS model ​using PowerSchool SMS, which is intended to give large school districts more flexibility to alter (or have Pearson alter) the product according to the specifications they require.
     
    Some took ​this to mean ​that …

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  • PowerSchool Special Education Powered by TIENET Provides Schools Easy, Efficient Way to Manage Special Education Services

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 864 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    Industry-Leading Student Information and Special Education Case Management Systems Combine to Help Educators Support Important Student Population

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  • Pearson School Systems Products Have Limited Exposure to the Heartbleed Vulnerability

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 878 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    This week there has been much news about the “Heartbleed” vulnerability, which opens online systems using the OpenSSL cryptographic software library to the risk of exposing sensitive and confidential data. More information about this issue is available at the following sites:

    heartbleed.com
    http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/09/technology/security/heartbleed-bug/ 

    Pearson takes customer data security very seriously and has been actively confirming our secure status. The Heartbleed vulnerability is present if a server is running a recent version of OpenSSL with a heartbeat extension enabled. At this time, Pearson has performed a careful and thorough examination of our School Systems …

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  • Five Pearson Products Featured in eSchool News’ ’15 Amazing Edtech Solutions’

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 616 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

    At the recent FETC conference in Florida, eSchool Associate Editor Meris Stansbury made the rounds on the trade show floor to discover the products and services that are taking schools to the next level.  We were honored to find that five of our products made the list of 15.
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  • Blogging Tips Every Teacher Should Know

    By: Katie Becker | December, 2013 | 4,122 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Social Media in the Classroom, Technology in the Classroom, Uncategorized

    So you’ve decided to start your very own personal teaching blog. It’s exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time. Why? Because it’s all about you. Your voice, your points of view, and your responsibility. Here are some tips to making your blog a success:

    Prepare- All good things come with a little preparation! I would suggest seeing what other teacher bloggers are writing about (like Cool Cat Teacher). Which topics get the most engagement from readers? What topics inspire you? Once you feel you have done enough research, start plotting …

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