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  • Tools4ever and Pearson Collaborate to Automate Identity and Password Management for School Districts

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 30 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • Let’s Set the Record Straight!

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 219 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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

    By: Terri Zezula | October, 2014 | 153 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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  • PowerSchool Mobile Apps Updated for Parents and Students

    By: Terri Zezula | August, 2014 | 581 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources, PowerSchool, Technology in the Classroom

    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 …

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  • Announcing PowerSchool 8.0, with exciting new features!

    By: Terri Zezula | June, 2014 | 749 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, PowerSchool

    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 …

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

    By: admin | April, 2014 | 1,513 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 Plan to Protect the Gradebook From Java Updates

    By: admin | March, 2014 | 2,750 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 | 787 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 | 925 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 | 3,009 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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