PowerSchool for Parents Earns 2012 Seal of Approval From The National Parenting Center

4/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

Independent Testers Praise Free App for Helping Parents Stay in Close Touch With Their Children’s Lives at School 

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – April 30, 2012PowerSchool®for Parents earned the stamp of approval from The National Parenting Center (TNPC). Adding TNPC’s seal of approval to its growing list of honors and accolades, this new free app forthe iPhone®, iPod®touch and iPad® revolutionizes the way that millions of busy parents stay in touch with their children’s lives at school. 

For more than 20 years, TNPC’s independent testershave evaluated thousands of products and awarded the seal of approval tothe finest products and services for parents and children. Reviewers had high praise for PowerSchool for Parents as a tool for parents to communicate with teachers, saying the app allows parents to “stay in closer touch than the occasional hello at drop-off or Back to School Night.”

Availableon the App Store, PowerSchool for Parents and its companion app, PowerSchool for Students, provide real-time access to attendance, grades, assignments, scores – and much more – to the 10 million students and their parents whose schools use PowerSchool, thefastest growing, most widely used web-based student information system. In just three months since their launch, the apps have been downloaded by more than 300,000 parents and students. And this summer, when many schools will upgrade their PowerSchool student information systems to the newest version, that number is expected to grow exponentially.

Both apps were designed for fast, easy “one-thumb” browsing, allowing students and parents to access the latest school information quickly from any location. For parents, a “Live Feed” streams all information for all of their children for the current week in a single view. Integration with social media sites Facebook and Twitter allows students and parents to share official grades and scores proudly with their friends and family.

To use the apps, students must attend a school with PowerSchool version 7.1.3 or higher. For more information about PowerSchool, please visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and learning technology, aims to help people makeprogress in life through learning. Pearson’s leadership spans preK-12, higher education and corporate learning globally. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the K-12 Technology group of Pearson, visitwww.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

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