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  • Pearson Plan to Protect the Gradebook From Java Updates

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 1,039 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, News, PowerSchool

    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 …

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  • Coming Soon: PowerTeacher That Protects Against Java Updates!

    By: admin | February, 2014 | 382 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    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 …

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  • PowerSchool Back to School Announcements

    By: Katie Becker | February, 2014 | 349 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    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 …

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  • PowerTeacher Gradebook and upcoming Java updates: A note from the CTO

    By: admin | November, 2013 | 1,967 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    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 …

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  • Streamlining Online School Choice and Lottery

    By: admin | November, 2013 | 1,445 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    “School choice” used to be quite simple: you chose to relocate or your child would go to a less-than-ideal school. Recently, school choice and open enrollment programs have grown and expanded across the nation. These lottery systems aim to provide a selection process and equal opportunities for students by randomizing the selection of students to certain schools rather than just having them be assigned based on home address. What makes the “ideal” district in your area could vary greatly – community involvement, technology access, low student to teacher ratios, etc.
    For …

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  • The PowerSchool for Students and PowerSchool for Parents Android apps are now available

    By: Katie Becker | November, 2013 | 850 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    The PowerSchool for Students and PowerSchool for Parents Android apps are now available! With these two apps, users will see live attendance, assignments, scores, grades, school announcements, and more, right from their teachers’ grade books. Make sure your school is configured for mobile access and download the apps today!
    Download the PowerSchool for Students Here
    Download the PowerSchool for Parents Here

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  • mLearning Guides for Student and Parent PowerSchool Portals Now Available!

    By: Kristin Buciak | September, 2013 | 1,273 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Uncategorized

    We are excited to announce a new resource for PowerSchool students and parents –  mLearning Guides for PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals!
    mLearning Guide noun:
    1. a digital book you can download on your iPad, with interactive learning games and assessments, demos, and videos.

    Learn how to check real-time grades and attendance, review the daily bulletin board, read teacher comments, manage school transactions and fee balance, access course syllabi, and more!
    The mLearning Guide titled PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals is available FREE through the iBooks bookstore. It can be downloaded through the iBooks …

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  • Adopting Student Health Records

    By: admin | August, 2013 | 605 views | No Comments | Posted in: News, PowerSchool, Uncategorized

    In all aspects of life, technology is advancing and continuing to dominate our society. These technological advancements aspire to streamline our daily tasks, while assisting with responsibilities and providing a variety of new capabilities.
    The healthcare industry is generally one of the slowest industries to accept change and adopt these technological innovations. Yet in the last few years, healthcare has proven to be rapidly catching on to these developments in hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics, and now academic health centers are adapting to electronic student medical records.
    “Progress is a nice word, …

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  • PowerSchool University Photo Contest

    By: Diane Weaver | August, 2013 | 3,334 views | No Comments | Posted in: PowerSchool

    And the winners are….
    PowerSchool University (PSU) 2013 has come to an end and we’re about ready to enjoy the last few weeks of summer—but first, one last piece of unfinished business! This year, we asked PSU attendees to show us “What does PSU mean to you?” with a Facebook photo contest. After dozens of submissions and hours of debate, we’re finally ready to announce the winners…..
    Winner: Nikki Cheche Perez

    “This is what PSU – PowerSchool University means to me…it’s all about meeting new people & making new friends, making connections, eating amazing …

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  • Parenting as a Superpower: Ving and Elastigirl

    By: Diane Weaver | August, 2013 | 3,026 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: PowerSchool

    While recently watching the movie The Incredibles with my nephew, I couldn’t help but to think to myself just how many — dare I say it — “incredible” aspects there are to the character Elastigirl. With the power to literally stretch herself, Elastigirl becomes an undercover superhero (alongside her family) who ends up saving the world.
    I believe Elastigirl’s most incredible characteristic is being a parent to her three kids. When two of her children discover that they also have super powers, she helps them develop and master their new-found talents …

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