Pearson has announced the launch of PowerSchool for Parents and PowerSchool for Students, two new free apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Now available on the App Store, these apps provide real-time access to attendance, grades, assignments, scores and more to the 10 million students and their parents whose schools use PowerSchool, Pearson's widely used web-based student information system.
Both apps were designed for fast, easy "one-thumb" browsing, allowing students and parents to quickly access the latest school information from any location. For parents, a "Live Feed" streams all information for all students for the current week in a single view.
Parents who had the opportunity to test the PowerSchool for Parents app had high praise for its ease-of-use and ability to keep pace with their children's school lives on the go, according to the announcement.
Integration with social media sites, Facebook and Twitter, allows students and parents to share official grades and scores with their friends and family.
To use the apps, students must attend a school that uses PowerSchool version 7.1 or higher. For more information about PowerSchool, visit www.PearsonSchoolSystems.com.
Source: Pearson, www.pearson.com