Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2009
Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology, announced today that Milton-Union School District in West Milton, Ohio, has selected PowerSchool Premier as its student data management solution. The system will be implemented district-wide by fall 2009, supporting approximately 100 teachers and 1650 students.
Milton-Union joins several private schools and other larger public school districts successfully using PowerSchool Premier in Ohio, including the Upper Arlington and Cincinnati School Districts.
Mick Nealeigh, Milton-Union's district technology coordinator, said the district was seeking a web-based product that educators could use anywhere. PowerSchool Premier offered the effortless access to up-to-date student information they were looking for. "It gives teachers the ability to access information about the students, for the students, so they can customize instruction," he stated.
Director of Curriculum and Student Services, Scott Bloom, indicated that Milton-Union is pleased with PowerSchool Premier's potential to improve student performance by refocusing teacher time back to the students. The system's centralized, web-based infrastructure enables district end-users to store data in one location and seamlessly generate attendance records, grade checks, report cards and transcripts.
"The 24/7 access will increase convenience and productivity. We think it will be something people want to use," said Bloom, adding, "We want it to be a destination for teachers."
Nealeigh also conveyed the district's excitement about increased access to data for students and parents, as well as teachers, saying, "More information will now be readily available to all our stakeholders. With more and better information, teachers, administrators, parents and students will now have the tools they need to make better decisions for student success."
PowerSchool Premier is capable of growing alongside Milton-Union's student information management needs well into the future. "With the right technology infrastructure, educators can make timely, strategic decisions about student performance based on quick and easy access to data," said Paul Fletcher, president of the School Systems group of Pearson. "By selecting PowerSchool now, [Milton-Union School District] can create an open, integrated solution that enables the district to adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape of the 21st century."
PowerSchool Premier is the first student information system designed from the ground up as a web-based solution and offers straightforward, real-time data via a standard web browser, on a Mac or PC. For more information on PowerSchool Premier, visit http://www.PearsonSchoolSystems.com.
Pearson (NYSE: PSO), 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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