Harris School Solutions Acquires ClassMate as a Leader in Career, Technical, Adult and Alternative Education

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Powerful Solution for Connecting Teachers, Curriculum and Students

Harris School Solutions is a leading provider of diverse software solutions for the K-12 and Continuing Education markets.

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Harris School Solutions (Harris), the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, has recently acquired ClassMate software from ClassLink, LLC. The ClassMate solution, located in Bath, PA, is focused on Career, Technical, Adult, Alternative Education, Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation organizations. ClassMate, with current customers across New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, brings years of business experience and specialized industry knowledge in building solutions that prepare students to be college and career ready. This acquisition will allow Harris to strengthen its focus in both the secondary and post-secondary career/adult and technical education markets.

ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution, designed by diverse educators, that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information. By implementing this centralized data system, administrators have the power to leverage a consistent interface across multiple program areas to standardize staff procedures, increase efficiency and boost productivity throughout their schools. ClassMate provides additional flexibility as a fully hosted solution, giving principals and teachers the ability to access student data 24/7 from anywhere, using any device, including smart phones and tablets.

Brian Chapin, Senior Executive Vice President of Harris School Solutions lead the acquisition team and stated that acquiring ClassMate will “allow Harris to maximize growth potential in specialized niche markets, such as CTE and Adult Education, by deploying a dedicated team that is laser focused on delivering unique solutions designed to exceed customer expectations.”

Offering a wide array of add-on modules, ClassMate provides even more ways to connect your constituents with data, resources and each other. From online registration, certification hours, and management of student medical records, to creating parent portals and enabling school-to-home communications, the centralized solution delivers simple and seamless education services, focused on the needs of students, teachers and administrators. In-depth attendance, child accounting, proficiency-based grading, special services billing and state reporting are other key features.

Kathy Ritch, Executive Vice President of the newly formed Harris Specialized Student Solutions, is a national leader in understanding unique school environments and delivering robust solutions. Kathy stated, “By acquiring ClassMate as a flagship product, Harris is acknowledging the essential role of CTE, Adult Education, and other alternative educational pathways, which lead students to success. We now have expanded capacity to better support educators as they strive for improved student performance.”

Founded in 1976, Harris is a leading provider of diverse and pioneering software solutions for the K-12 and Continuing Education market, offering sophisticated technology, outstanding customer care and market-driven products. Harris Specialized Student Solutions offers a highly diversified suite of student administration and curriculum management products that span a variety of learning environments for improved educational instruction in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Alternative Education, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Adult Education. With over 4,000 customers, Harris is a leader in creating powerful systems for the K-12 and Continuing Education market. For more information, visit http://www.harrisschoolsolutions.com.

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