Articles In The PowerSchool Category
Tools4ever and Pearson Collaborate to Automate Identity and Password Management for School Districts
Collaboration enables schools to streamline identity management processes
“As a Pearson ISV Partner, we can combine our resources to provide a superior solution for school districts, and reduce headaches with account and password management.” - Dean Wiech, managing director at Tools4ever
Tools4ever, the market leader in identity and access management (IdM/IAM) solutions, and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement. As a result of the collaboration, Tools4ever will automate functionality for identity and password management solutions in Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system.
PowerSchool, the …
We’ve seen some crazy ads lately about PowerSchool – you know, those “fishy” ads that don’t tell the real story about PowerSchool and the growing PowerSchool community of satisfied users.
So, let’s set the record straight with a few facts about PowerSchool, the most widely-used student information system in K12 education:
PowerSchool supports more than 13 million students in more than 50 states and provinces, and more than 70 countries.
More than 40 million teachers, parents and students use PowerSchool every day.
PowerSchool has more than 330,000 active members in the strongest K12 SIS …
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, …
PowerSchool Mobile Apps Update – Just In time For Back to School!
Pearson has just released updated versions of PowerSchool for Parents and PowerSchool for Students mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. To date, more than 3.2 million teachers, parents and students have downloaded PowerSchool on their mobile devices. Throughout the summer, users have accessed PowerSchool to check grades, attendance, schedules and school announcements. Teachers are getting ready for the school year, using PowerTeacher to set up classes, seating charts and assignments. Learn more about PowerSchool for iOS and …
PowerSchool 8.0 is now available
(PowerSchool Customers: PowerSchool 8.0 is now available for download from PowerSource. For detailed information about the release, see the release notes document available on PowerSource.)
Enhanced Customization Capabilities – improved performance, scalability and flexibility make PowerSchool 8.0 a powerful, extensible solution that can manage the common and unique administrative processes of any K-12 customer.
Database Extensions - PowerSchool 8.0 provides additional features supporting the ability to create and manage real database extensions rather than legacy custom fields.
Document Attachments - With PowerSchool 8.0, it is now possible to attach all types of files directly …
PowerSchool Special Education Powered by TIENET Provides Schools Easy, Efficient Way to Manage Special Education Services
Industry-Leading Student Information and Special Education Case Management Systems Combine to Help Educators Support Important Student Population
Pearson is dedicated to protecting teachers from Java updates and browser plugin issues, and ensuring stability for PowerTeacher Gradebook. Pearson has established a three-phase plan for addressing these needs:
Stay on top of Java updates. In January, a new version of Java was released that affected all Java-based applications. By staying informed of the upcoming changes, Pearson was able to release an update in 2013 that anticipated the changes and protected the Gradebook from the update.
Isolate PowerTeacher Gradebook from OS Java updates and browser plugins. PowerTeacher 2.8 includes a new launch …
Pearson is pleased to announce that PowerTeacher 2.8 will include a new way to launch the Gradebook that protects against Java updates and does not require browser plugins. It also includes a desktop shortcut that allows direct sign-in to the Gradebook.
No more concerns about Java updates.
No more browser plugins.
No need for extra training.
Quick access from a desktop shortcut.
After running a quick setup process, teachers can take advantage of the new launch method and enjoy the same Gradebook features they use today. They can continue to launch Gradebook from the PowerTeacher …
PowerSchool 8.0 is scheduled for release in spring of 2014. In this release, Pearson is excited to introduce numerous improvements, including the ability to upload and attach electronic documents to the student record; the ability to secure certain data elements down to the field-level; a new version of the PowerTeacher Gradebook that is impervious to Java updates; and numerous enhancements and defect resolutions aimed at improving day-to-day usage of PowerSchool.
In addition to these changes, Pearson has also evaluated the PowerSchool system requirements and will be making some minor changes to …
Dear PowerSchool customer,
At Pearson, our top priority is to provide our customers with the very best solutions to reliably and accurately improve education. We never forget that more than 775,000 educators use PowerSchool every day as they teach over 13 million students, and that those educators are counting on Pearson to ensure PowerTeacher Gradebook delivers the same great experience 24×7.
Unfortunately, we are aware that recent updates to the underlying Java technology used by PowerTeacher Gradebook and ReportWorks have, on several occasions, interrupted that reliability which all of our customers rightfully …