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  • Letter to Arizona PowerSchool Users

    By: Terri Zezula | January, 2015 | 28 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 | 143 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. – http://bit.ly/10YCCIg
    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 | 290 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 | 343 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: http://bit.ly/1uH4Ins
    To learn more about the InfoSnap and PowerSchool integration for online registration solutions, join us for a free webinar on October 15th. Register today! http://bit.ly/1oRN2P3
    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 | 8,530 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 | 1,470 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 | 681 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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  • PowerSchool for Parents

    By: Terri Zezula | July, 2014 | 517 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 | 1,763 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 | 428 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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