San Diego Unified School District Selects Pearson's PowerSchool as New Student Information System

PowerSchool will provide advanced functionality and collaboration for student successSAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 17, 2012 – Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that San Diego Unified School District has selected PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS). PowerSchool will serve over 134,000 students in the district.
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PowerSchool will provide advanced functionality and collaboration for student success

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 17, 2012Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that San Diego Unified School District has selected PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS). PowerSchool will serve over 134,000 students in the district. 

"What really stood out to us about PowerSchool was the web-based, fully integrated system that will deliver real-time, targeted student data to our educators. PowerSchool has the essential tools to manage processes, integrate with other applications in our district, and provide users with an easy-to-use experience,” said Darryl LaGace, chief information and technology officer. "Plus, Pearson is a proven company in education. We trust that this is the start of a long-lasting, reliable partnership that will grow with our evolving needs.”

“We’re pleased to partner with SDUSD in this initiative,” said Jonathan Harber, chief executive officer of Pearson’s K-12 Technology group. “PowerSchool is the market-leading SIS that is foundational to achieving San Diego’s vision for ‘A Path to Success for Every Student.’ In addition to driving operational efficiencies, PowerSchool’s communication tools will allow students, their families, and educator’s real-time access to student information. Such involvement in each child’s education will help pave a path to success for San Diego students.”

San Diego Unified School District will benefit from the new features and enhancements found in the latest release of PowerSchool 7.2 including:

  • Enhanced, free form seating chart for taking attendance
  • User-configurable data validation rules for student and teacher records
  • API for partners with support for single sign-on and basic data provisioning
  • Improved session management and flexibility
  • Enhanced multi-day attendance grids for administrators and teachers
  • Comment bank enhancements
  • Mobile apps for parents and students to monitor achievement

With PowerSchool's new user interface, multiple foreign language options, and mobile capabilities including PowerSchool and PowerTeacher apps, San Diego is looking forward to accomplishing more tasks quickly and easily.

San Diego Unified School District expects to complete the implementation of PowerSchool for all of its schools by September 2013.

For more information on PowerSchool, visit: http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

About Pearson

Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and learning technology, aims to help people make progress in life through learning. Pearson’s leadership spans pre-K12, 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, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

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