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Pearson Schools Introduce 'Power School' Technology

BANGALORE, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

In keeping with its trend-setting services to students and parents, Pearson Schools now introduce 'Power School,' a web-based student information system in eight of its schools. Pearson Schools is a part of Pearson Education, a leading quality education provider, offering educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services to people worldwide.

The Power School technology is the fastest-growing and the most-widely used web-based student information system, supporting 10 million students in 50 states in the US and in over 65 countries. The technology uses ERP to help parents and teachers keep track of students' safety, academic performance and behavior at school.

The Power school ERP gives stakeholders like parents, teachers and students easy access to school circulars, fee payment, and student assessments.  

Mr. Umashankar, President, Pearson Schools, stated, "Power School is the leading web-based student information system designed to meet the unique needs of large urban districts. For today's large urban district, the prospect of migrating all schools to a new student information system is a daunting challenge that can only be met by a company with the experience and manpower to shoulder such a massive responsibility. We have successfully implemented the Power School technology in 8 schools and are keen on implementing it soon in other schools."

Overall, this technology provides the full range of features needed by administrators at the school level for teachers, parents and students like attendance management, tracking & notification, optional seating chart formats with students' photos, discipline management & reporting, assessment reporting, thus systematically updating parents on all activities of their child.

At present, the Power School technology has been implemented in the following schools: Amanora School, Pune, Amara Jyothi Public School, Bangalore, Cambridge Public School, Bangalore, Hillside School, Hyderabad, Manipal School, Mangalore, Madhava Kripa High School, Manipal, S.G. International Public School and Shishya BEML Public School in Bangalore.

Among other services offered, the SMS alert service ensures parents receive all updates and announcements related to events in school, circulars, quickly and a GPRS service in collaboration with North Star which is activated in school buses to trace all bus routes, thus assuring parents of their children's safety. 

Besides these technology-related initiatives, Pearson now offers insurance cover for schools, teachers and children. Every student at a Pearson institute is insured for Rs. 1,00,000/- for accidental death and Rs. 15,000/- for accidental injury. 

Also, the new Power School technology through PayUPaisa has introduced easy and safe online payment of fees, and for books and uniform. This enables parents to engage with the school from anywhere in the world.

About Pearson Education Services Pvt. Ltd.

Pearson Education Services is a part of Pearson, a global education, media and publishing group, represented by Pearson Education, Financial Times and Penguin. The world's leading education company, Pearson helps educate more than 100 million people worldwide. Pearson in India is committed to bring this depth of international experience to contribute measurable, outcome-based and technology-enabled learning in India.

Pearson Education Services (PES) provides end-to-end customized education solutions in the K-12 segment, with a focus on technological innovations. PES's current market offerings include: school management services, online tutoring, ICT solutions and technology-aided coaching classes and test preparation services. For more information on Pearson Education Services, please log on to www.pearsoneducationservices.com.

About Pearson Schools:

The Pearson chain of schools was established in 2008 with the aim of delivering world-class education to the Indian middle class population at an affordable price. They manage, operate and build high quality schools with a focus on quality control and standardization. Started off with an ambitious target of having 100 schools within 5 years, today Pearson Schools are the fastest growing chain of schools in India, with over 35 schools in India and abroad.

Primary Media Contact: Samheetha Bhat, samheetha@prhub.com, 91-9731054124

SOURCE Pearson Education Services Pvt. Ltd.




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