San Diego Unified implemented a new web-based program this week, PowerSchool, to connect administrators, teachers, students, parents and district staff. It replaces Zangle, the district’s previous student information system that was nearly 10 years old and experiencing serious problems. The company that supported Zangle stopped developing it and ultimately went out of business.
The district’s goal with PowerSchool is to create an environment that will
help our students succeed. As a user-friendly web-based system,
PowerSchool will enable students, parents, teachers and administrators
to work together to improve student achievement. One of the features we
are most excited about is the mobile App that will allow parents and
teachers to access their student’s information from anywhere.
with these implementation challenges, the district feels that the
benefits of PowerSchool will make a positive impact on our students.
Unfortunately, as with many things this complex there are some
challenges that we will resolve as quickly as possible to ensure that
everyone has the experience they deserve.
Thanks to all for their patience and understanding. More than 12 million students in all 50
states and in 65 countries use PowerSchool and we are excited to take
advantage of all of its features. Watch for updates and information as
new features of PowerSchool are implemented.