updated 08:40 am EDT, Wed May 18, 2005
PowerSchool Pro 4.2
, a division of Apple and maker of student information systems (SIS), today announced the availability of PowerSchool Pro 4.2. The upgrade builds on PowerSchool's advanced offering for the management of Alternative Education Programs (AEPs), particularly Continuing Education programs. With this new version, PowerSchool also offers compatibility with Apple's new Mac OS X Tiger. PowerSchool's cross-platform, Web-based system offers a choice in database sophistication, including the ODBC-compliant, Structured Query Language (SQL) relational database option, PowerSchool Premier.
Version 4.2 further provides fundamental reporting capabilities for California AEPs and full-fledged reporting capabilities for the Continuing Education program, eliminating "painstaking manual" tracking and the inaccuracies that can result in inadequate funding.
Features include the following:
"This new version of PowerSchool Pro enables districts to receive the appropriate funding for all of their students, including those who require alternative learning methods in order to complete their K-12 career. We're also pleased to provide compatibility with Apple's most advanced operating system to date, Tiger, which already has enormous interest in the education market," said Mary McCaffrey, President of PowerSchool.
PowerSchool version 4.2 is scheduled to ship May 17, 2005 in time for full implementation prior to the 2005 back-to-school season.