Rancho Cordova (PRWEB) December 01, 2011
Bhreagh Bauer, an 11th-grade student from Horton High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, today marked the 10 millionth student enrolled through PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS) from Pearson.
Bauer, her teachers and parents recently gained access to PowerSchool as part of a province wide initiative called iNSchool, which is aimed at leveraging technology to support student achievement, with PowerSchool as its core program. iNSchool includes the introduction of PowerSchool to manage core student information – such as demographics, attendance, behavior, achievement and schedules – for the province’s 130,000 students. iNSchool also includes PowerSchool’s portal that gives students and parents quick and easy access to their current marks, attendance records, assignment due dates and school announcements.
Located in the small university town of Wolfville, Horton High School serves 1,000 students in a school where technological literacy and the integration of the curriculum with technology are high priorities.
“As a school with a deep commitment to leveraging technology to improve student achievement, it is fitting that Bhreagh’s enrollment made the world’s largest student information system hit the 10 million mark,” said Brad Stokes, principal, Horton High School. “The iNSchool initiative now allows educators from throughout our province to have access to critical data to support student learning and provides parents with a window into the classroom anytime, anywhere.”
PowerSchool is the award-winning SIS with the largest market share of any SIS today, available in all 50 United States, seven Canadian provinces and over 65 countries outside of North America. PowerSchool enables today’s educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers and students.
“Our collaboration with Nova Scotia public education officials on the iNSchool initiative has been a highlight of 2011, and it is exciting to have one of the province’s students be the 10 millionth student enrolled through PowerSchool,” said Paul Fletcher, president of the School Systems group of Pearson.
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). For more information about the School Systems group of Pearson, visit http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com/.
For more information:
Julie Albanese, 480-457-7393, julie.albanese(at)pearson(dot)com
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Adam Gaber, Pearson, 800-745-8489, adam.gaber(at)pearson(dot)com
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