17 New School Districts Select PowerSchool Premier to Provide Teachers and Students with Real-Time Student Data and Information

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PowerSchool Premier selected based on long-standing reputation, ease of use, web-based centralized design and ability to standardize data district-wide

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PowerSchool Premier will enable each district to build an integrated technology solution that will impact student learning and foster communication and collaboration among teachers, parents, and students for years to come.

Pearson, the leader in education and education technology, today announced that 17 new school districts have selected PowerSchool Premier as its student information system(SIS) of choice. PowerSchool Premier is the first SIS designed from the ground up as a web-based solution and offers easy access to real-time data via a standard web browser on a Mac or PC. Used in 49 states and serving families of over 6.5 million students, PowerSchool Premier focuses on the needs of those districts requiring a system that includes ease-of-use, community focus, embedded functionality, and lower administrative costs.

"Our district is looking forward to making the transition to PowerSchool Premier and providing this customizable, robust student information system for our staff," said Chuck Dinsfriend, Director of Information Technology Services for the Woodburn School District in Oregon. "By enabling the more effective management of student data, our district will be well positioned to improve the educational experience for our students and empower teachers and administrators to make more informed educational decisions to improve student academic achievement."

The districts selected PowerSchool Premier as their comprehensive SIS based on the solution's longstanding reputation for success, ease of use, web-based centralized design, and ability to standardize student data district-wide. During the first quarter of 2009, Pearson welcomed dozens of new schools and districts across the U.S. as PowerSchool Premier customers, including:

  • Safford USD, Arizona
  • Aromas San Juan USD, California
  • Las Lomitas Elementary School District, California
  • Mansfield Public School District, Connecticut
  • Regional School District 19, Connecticut
  • Notre Dame High School, Connecticut
  • Evans County BOE, Georgia
  • Plymouth Community School Corporation, Indiana
  • School City of Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Kennedy Krieger Schools, Maryland
  • Woodburn School District, Oregon
  • Trinity Christian School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Marion Center Area School District, Pennsylvania
  • Forbes Road CTC, Pennsylvania
  • Keystone Oaks School District, Pennsylvania
  • Ligonier Valley School District, Pennsylvania
  • Wauwatosa School District, Wisconsin

"Pearson is thrilled to welcome these 17 new schools and districts to the family of K-12 districts turning to PowerSchool Premier to better prepare today's students for the future," said Paul Fletcher, President of the School Systems group of Pearson. "PowerSchool Premier will enable each district to build an integrated technology solution that will impact student learning and foster communication and collaboration among teachers, parents, and students for years to come."

PowerSchool Premier, the fastest-growing, most widely used, web-based student information system (SIS), allows educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and students to work together. PowerSchool Premier was recently recognized as a finalist in the category of "Best K-12 Enterprise Solution" for this year's Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 2009 CODiE Awards. For more information on PowerSchool Premier, visit http://www.PearsonSchoolSystems.com.

About Pearson
Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, PEMSolutions, Stanford 10, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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