Blackboard Inc. and Pearson, two of the largest providers of technology and services to K12 education, today announced a collaboration that will improve the integration and flow of data between their complementary K12 solutions, in direct response to requests from educators.
With this partnership, the companies are looking to improve the integrity, security and flow of data between Blackboard's comprehensive product portfolio that offers a range of K12 solutions for teaching, learning, communication and parent engagement, and PowerSchool®, Pearson's leading K12 student information system (SIS).
Massachusetts' Danvers Public Schools illustrates the ways that districts around the country will benefit from this partnership. Database manager Lisa Zaia said, "Danvers Public Schools uses both PowerSchool and Blackboard solutions and ends up having to manage several daily changes. We are thrilled that Blackboard and Pearson have agreed to improve their product integration to provide better accuracy of our student and staff information."