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Announcing PowerSchool 9.0!

By: PowerSchool Team | | 1 Comment | | powerschool

We are pleased to announce that PowerSchool 9.0, the newest version of the award-winning SIS, is now available to all K12 schools and districts.

With the release of PowerSchool 9.0, we are also unveiling a new website, a brand new identity and a new PowerSchool logo. The new logo was developed with four colors, blended to visually represent all PowerSchool stakeholders - administrators, teachers, parents and students - all working together to make an impact on student learning. We are VERY excited about this new look; we think it represents the collaboration, creativity and energy generated by the PowerSchool community!

Developed to meet schools’ evolving needs and expectations for managing school processes, student data and delivering integrated education technologies, PowerSchool 9.0 includes a major update to the area of standards and grades, new data visualizations and grid features, enhancements to the areas of data export, scheduling, PowerSchool APIs, and a new add-on Registration Module. PowerSchool Registration, available as an option with PowerSchool 9.0, is a self-service module that provides online enrollment and registration capabilities in the core product.

Jeremy Davis-Vollrath, PowerSchool Administrator at California State Special Schools, has this to say about the release: "PowerSchool 9.0 is one of the most solid and stable releases I've seen. We have a lot of customizations, so I usually approach a major new release with a bit of apprehension, but PowerSchool 9.0 pretty much just works. The user interface is intuitive and user-friendly; the new data visualization and export frameworks provide the seeds for exciting new growth. PowerSchool just keeps getting better with each new release."

PowerSchool 9.0 includes a new unified PowerSchool Mobile app, available to parents and students with iOS and Android devices. PowerSchool Mobile has a fresh new user interface and a completely redesigned look to improve user experience; new communications and push notifications make it even easier for parents and students to view real-time data for grades, attendance, teacher comments and more.

"With 40 million regular users, we know how important PowerSchool is to the lives of learners, parents, and education professionals," said Bryan MacDonald, Managing Director, The PowerSchool Group. "The new features in PowerSchool extend and expand the student information system’s capabilities with robust, easy-to-use tools to more effectively manage school processes and student data, and, ultimately, achieve critical goal of improving school processes and classroom learning and teaching."

PowerSchool 9.0 also includes an update to Oracle security in the release. PowerSchool recently achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status, the only SIS to achieve this advanced certification.

PowerSchool 9.0 will be showcased at the ISTE 2015 conference in Philadelphia, June 28th - July 1st. PowerSchool ISV Partners will also participate in product demonstrations in the PowerSchool booth, #1863.

PowerSchool 9.0 is available to all current customers as part of the PowerSchool maintenance and support program, and can be downloaded by customers through the Pearson PowerSource program. Hosted customers who have selected the automatic upgrade plan will have PowerSchool 9.0 installed shortly after release date. To learn more about PowerSchool, visit www.powerschool.com.