Apple’s PowerSchool wins second straight ‘Best K-16 Education Administration Solution’ award

PowerSchool, a division of Apple today announced that it has been named the winner of the 2003 Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Codie Award for Best K-16 Education Administration Solution. This is the second year in a row that PowerSchool has been named a Codie Award winner. Last year, PowerSchool won for Best Elementary/Secondary Management Solution.

“Winning this award for the second year in a row is a validation of PowerSchool’s ongoing commitment to providing the best student information system available,” said Robert Longo, PowerSchool’s president in the press release. “PowerSchool delivers high value to its users — enabling the ongoing student performance review that will be most necessary as the No Child Left Behind Act is put into action.”

PowerSchool was one of five finalists for the Codie Award’s K-16 Education Administration Solutions category. Established in 1986, the Codie Awards recognize and honor the pioneers of the software industry. The Codie Awards hold the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to vie for the praise of their competitors.

“SIIA congratulates Apple Computer on winning a Codie Award in the education administration category for the second year in a row,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA’s president in the press release. “This award recognizes PowerSchool’s strength in providing the backbone of education technology.”

PowerSchool, which released version 3.5 of its student information system earlier this year, is a web-based student information system for schools and school districts. PowerSchool provides administrators, teachers, parents and students easy access to student information, enabling a team effort on behalf of the student.

More info about PowerSchool here.

1 Comment

  1. I’m a bit confused. While I realize PowerSchool was a PR success in Utah, I thought Apple had fired its PowerSchool team because the software was such a kludge that it was impossible to upgrade? It says above that version 3.5 is web-based. Is this how they solved this dilemma? Can someone explain?

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