October 19, 2006 (New York, NY)–SchoolNet, Inc., the nation’s leader in School Performance Management, announced today that the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the newest SchoolNet Synchronized Partner. This partnership enables HISD’s CLEAR curriculum to be delivered electronically, within SchoolNet’s School Performance Management (SPM) system.
“We are aware that many districts want to implement School Performance Management systems, and it is imperative that Houston’s CLEAR curriculum synchronizes with SchoolNet’s market-leading solution. Inclusion of CLEAR in the SchoolNet Synchronized Program ensures that school districts can have access to CLEAR curriculum online,” said Johanna Lockhart, Manager of HISD’s Office of Marketing and Business Development. HISD is the largest school district is Texas and the 7th largest in the U.S. with approximately 208,000 students. The CLEAR curriculum was created to clarify district-wide expectations of what students should know and be able to do. CLEAR identifies what is to be taught and assessed and encompasses all state curriculum requirements. The requirements can be changed to meet the needs of other states. CLEAR enables teachers to focus their planning time and professional conversations around how best to teach the knowledge and skills to ensure all students master the objectives. More than a dozen districts around America are using all or parts of the CLEAR curriculum. “The SchoolNet Synchronized Solutions Program demonstrates our commitment as a content-neutral platform provider. Our clients will benefit from the opportunity to access the CLEAR curriculum,” said Jonathan D. Harber, CEO and President, SchoolNet. “SchoolNet is proud to have HISD as a member of the SchoolNet Synchronized Solution Program.” Launched in 2005, SchoolNet’s Synchronized Solution Program allows market leading K-12 companies to easily and efficiently integrate their solutions into the SchoolNet platform. SchoolNet works with publishers, assessment providers, and other K-12 applications providers to support the needs of large, urban districts. As districts implement SchoolNet, they look to deploy high-quality assessment, curriculum, and remediation content. Through the SchoolNet Synchronized Solutions Program, SchoolNet and its partners are broadening their offerings to districts. Kaplan, Scantron, The Princeton Review, Nettrekker, eScholar, and Excelsior have all been Synchronized Solutions Program partners since the launch. HISD has now joined this select group.
About SchoolNet, Inc.
SchoolNet Inc., the leader in School Performance Management, improves efficiency and increase achievement in school systems. SchoolNet’s Performance Management Systems are built upon an open, scalable platform that provides users with the data, reports, tools, and content to develop human capital, individualize instruction, and ensure school improvement. SchoolNet’s solutions are used successfully by some of the nation’s largest school districts including Philadelphia, Chicago and New York and are based on industry standards such as Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) and the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), as recommended by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan.. SchoolNet is recognized by both Deloitte’s Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine’s 2006 Top 500 List as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. SchoolNet was founded in 1988 by MIT Media Lab graduate Jonathan Harber and education author and analyst Denis P. Doyle. For more information, please visit www.schoolnet.com