WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) has expanded its partnership with Blackboard, the company announced today. The decision was largely driven by the desire by ACPS officials to improve mobile access to online tools for over 13,000 students and bring the district's full education technology suite under one unified platform.
ACPS will leverage the company's full K-12 solutions portfolio, which includes five solutions that center on teaching and learning as well as community engagement. Through partnerships like these, Blackboard's solutions and services are now being used by more than half of the school districts in the country.
"We want every student and teacher to have access to all of the tools they need to accomplish their education goals," said Vincent Scheivert, chief information officer for ACPS. "We've found that with Blackboard. Now, when a teacher or student needs a way for technology to bring an idea to life, accomplish a goal or take a next step in their education journey, they know where they can go."
ACPS is the latest district to adopt the full portfolio of Blackboard's K-12 solutions. This includes Blackboard's Innovative Classroom solution, which includes the company's industry leading learning management system, resources to help teachers map to Common Core standards, and tools to enhance the classroom experience and personalize the learning process. It also includes Blackboard's parent and community engagement solutions which offer mass notification services, a school website platform and customer mobile apps that allow for a unified communications strategy.
"We are proud to partner with such a forward-thinking district that is looking at educating their students from a holistic point of view and putting their teachers, faculty and students in the best position to succeed," said Mark Strassman, senior vice president of industry and product management at Blackboard. "We are excited to move forward with ACPS and continue to work together to use technology in new and exciting ways; helping teachers teach, learners learn, and parents and communities engage."
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