PowerSchool Will Provide Advanced Functionality and 21st Century Collaboration for Student Success

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2012 – Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education technology and services, announced today that Manhattan Beach Unified School District has selected PowerSchool as its new web-based student information system (SIS). PowerSchool will now serve over 7,000 students in Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which is located southwest of Los Angeles.

“We chose PowerSchool because it can deliver real-time, targeted student data to our educators, parents, and students. PowerSchool integrates with other applications in our district and provide all users – from district administrators to students – with an easy-to-use, informative, and reliable experience,” said Rick Bagley, deputy superintendent.

“We’re excited to welcome Manhattan Beach Unified School District to the Pearson family,” said Jonathan Harber, chief executive officer of Pearson’s K-12 Technology group. “PowerSchool is the market-leading SIS that can be foundational for Manhattan Beach to achieve its mission: ‘to prepare all students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, highly complex, technology rich, global society.’ We look forward to partnering with Manhattan Beach to develop today’s 21st century learners using Pearson’s leading technologies.”

“Pearson is a trusted industry leader,” concluded Bagley. “This is the beginning of a solid partnership with Pearson that will grow with our evolving education and technology needs.”

With PowerSchool’s new user interface, multiple foreign language options, and mobile capabilities including student, parent and teacher apps, Manhattan Beach will accomplish more tasks quickly and easily.

Manhattan Beach Unified School District expects to complete the implementation of PowerSchool for all of its schools by August 2013.

For more information on PowerSchool, visit: http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and learning technology, aims to help people make progress in life through learning. Pearson’s leadership spans pre-K12, higher education, and corporate learning globally. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the K-12 Technology group of Pearson, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.


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