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PowerSchool: Enabling K-12 Learning at a Distance

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought many issues to the surface, one of which is the technological disparity in K-12 education. With schools closing their doors and opening digital classrooms, PowerSchool is helping ensure learning continues with its distance learning solutions.

Currently, any school district in the country can access PowerSchool’s distance learning software with delayed billing until the end of the school year and any teacher can access PowerSchool’s basic software for free. Furthermore, districts already using PowerSchool can increase their number of distance-learning licenses at no additional cost so they can reach as many students as possible remotely.

View PowerSchool’s Distance Learning Assistance Tool.

Logo of software company PowerSchool

Year of Investment: 2015
Portfolio Status: Current
Headquarters: Folsom, CA

Serving 45MM Students Globally

Student information management and reporting solutions for the K-12 education industry.

PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC) is the leading K-12 education technology provider of solutions that improve the education experience for 100 million students, teachers and parents in over 70 countries around the world. PowerSchool provides the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience, empowering teachers with best-in-class, secure and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, behavior and special education case management. PowerSchool streamlines school office and administration operations with online solutions for student registration, school choice and finance/HR/ERP. PowerSchool drives student growth through digital classroom capabilities and engages families through real-time communications across any device.

PowerSchool was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Folsom, CA.

Vista Equity Partners completed a buyout of the PowerSchool business from Pearson in July 2015. PowerSchool received an investment from Onex Partners in August 2018.

PowerSchool listed on the NYSE on July 28, 2021.

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