WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2014) Schoolwires® today announced that Centricity2™ was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Award for Best Cross-Curricular Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.
This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.
Centricity2 is a full featured website management platform with built-in tools and features to inform and engage students, parents and key stakeholders where and how they want to be reached — from desktop to smartphone. Centricity2 comes equipped with Web 2.0 tools, a parent portal and personal dashboard, blog and survey tools, and mobile capabilities to connect website visitors with the information and services they need from the more than 12,000 schools nationwide served by this unique product.
“Schoolwires is thrilled to be named a CODiE finalist for our Centriticity2 web platform,” said Christiane Crawford, Schoolwires President & CEO. “Centricity2 has become the community engagement engine for more than 1,600 school districts and education entities and this recognition highlights the positive features that our clients rely on to turn their websites into communication hubs for their K-12 communities.”
“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, Vice President of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About Schoolwires
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,600 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, a family of mobile solutions, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 11 million users and has been recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the seventh consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College, PA with offices in Beijing, China.
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