Free Student Information System

The international SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation are proud to announce
the release of SchoolTool 1.0, a web-based open source student information system and calendar server for primary and secondary schools around the world.

SchoolTool includes customizable student demographics, parent/contact
management, attendance, gradebook, calendaring, resource booking and
report card generation. SchoolTool can be used in a wide variety of
contexts. An individual teacher can run a personal gradebook on their
desktop or laptop computer. Individual schools can use SchoolTool as
his or her primary student information system or a complement to other
systems. SchoolTool is also scalable to multi-school deployments, as
the Commonwealth of Virginia (US) is piloting at eight career and
technical academies.

Schools, service providers, government agencies, vendors, hackers and
other interested parties are invited to test, use, deploy and offer
feedback on SchoolTool in coming months. Development of SchoolTool
will continue at a brisk pace in preparation for deployments in the
2009-2010 school year.

SchoolTool is 100% free and open source software, built with the
Python programming language and Zope 3 framework. It is fully
translatable via the Rosetta service on Launchpad.net, with several
languages already fully or partially available. SchoolTool is licensed
under the GNU General Public License version 2. On Ubuntu Linux,
schools can have a SchoolTool server running with a three-step
installation process.

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