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Re: [K12OSN] Power School????



thanks this is the kind of stuff I need to give administration.

my problem is that this is my wifes school and I am helping via her.
and she is not very computer savy.  but they are in real financial
bind right now and would like to switch, but the "official" tech guy
barely knows how to call for help with windows and has heard all the
FUD about linux so is gun shy.

but the $$$$ are really putting some presure on them, can only put the
trough out can't make em eat.

Bob

On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, Tom Hoffman wrote:

> 2008/12/9 Steve Hampton <wolfravenous gmail com>:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Accessys smart net
> >> <accessys smart net>wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > I've finally got our school to consider K12ltsp but they want "power
> >> > school" or an equivilant.  also there is a desire for a live CD.
> >> >
> >> > we're a parochial high school in Baltimore MD.
> >> >
> >>
> >> I am a volunteer supporting a public middle school in San Francisco that
> >> uses Power School.  I am told by one of the teachers who is sympathetic to
> >> FOSS that he has been told that Power School is in the process of making
> >> PS
> >> browseable.  At that point, the problem will go away.
> >>
> >
> > Unless this is the wrong power school:
> >
> > http://www.powerschool.com/product/
> >
> > The problem is already gone their introductory statement as posted below
> > indicates that the system is already browseable.
> >
> > "PowerSchool is a fully integrated, web-based, cross-platform student
> > information system used by thousands of school districts. Fast to implement,
> > reliable, and affordable."
>
> OK, I'll chime in with the open source alternatives -- we need a FAQ for this.
>
> As project manager for SchoolTool, I'll note first that we've released
> a beta of our basic student information system -- see
> http://schooltool.org
>
> We'll be continuing steady development (we have funding for two
> developers in 2009) up through the spring and summer, so there's time
> to fill in the remaining gaps.  Also, the Commonwealth of Virginia
> just released an RFP for a $40,000 statewide pilot of CanDo, an open
> source competency tracking system that's a component of SchoolTool, so
> we're getting some momentum.
>
> The more established players are Centre and its many forks, and Open
> Admin (http://richtech.ca/openadmin/)
>
> --Tom
>
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