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PLANO, Texas, April 19th, 2018 Today, School Spire, Inc. announces the award by the Alief Independent School District (TX), to provide our EMPOWER-IMS products, through April 30th, 2019. Alief ISD is a high performing, comprehensive K-12 public school district serving approximately 47,000 students at 45 campuses. “We are excited to have our EMPOWER product suite available to AISD educators. ...
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Hardware, Software, and Innovation in EdTech At SchoolSpire, our goal since initial inception is to provide a complete web-based assessment and reporting platform, that is device agnostic. As hardware continues to advance over time, it is important that software can maintain the same pace. We have seen the push towards continuous builds, starting with major...
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Bulletin Board Empower’s Bulletin Board functionality allows staff to send and receive messages and important announcements right within Empower. We are please to offer Bulletin Board and Messaging as part of our 7.9 release. Messages will support extended collaboration between Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students. Native messaging and announcements facilitate staff communication and collaboration, all...
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Empowering Teachers and Administrators with Test Blueprint and Auto-Test Generator With Empower IMS, Release 7.9, the SchoolSpire team is pleased to announce Empower Test Blueprint and Auto-Test Generator. These powerful tools allow educators to create and share test “blueprints” that aid in the construction of quality assessments that meet the defined criteria. Any combination of...
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One of my colleagues recently forwarded me this speech and follow-up Q&A session with Steve Jobs from 1983.  I encourage you to enjoy this rare and raw vision of one of the greatest technology and social disrupting visionaries of our time. There are multiple occasions where I was surprised at how accurately Mr. Jobs described and...
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Being part of School Spire’s product evolution for almost 20 years, it is clear that the “one size fits all” methodology does not fit in today’s K12 EdTech World, and particularly regarding K12 Instructional Management Solutions(IMS) (also known as formative assessment or Learning Management Solution(LMS) for some states and districts). Let me focus this week’s...
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Since our beginning in 1999, SchoolSpire’s staff of EdTech professionals have been in-touch and in-tune with educators across the country. Through numerous avenues of interaction with education experts including seminars, conventions, and customer training sessions, our staff of professional educators has opened the door for SchoolSpire’s technical team to deliver ground breaking and innovative solutions...
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PLANO, Texas, August 10, 2017 Today, School Spire, Inc. announces the award by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (TX), to provide our EMPOWER-IMS products, through December 31, 2021.  HEB ISD takes advantage of a special 2017 price offering by SchoolSpire. ( contact for details ) Located northeast of Fort Worth, Texas, HEB ISD operates 20 traditional elementary schools,...
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August 4th, 2017 – Plano, TX –  SchoolSpire, Inc. is proud to announce the production launch of Empower IMS Version 7.7. SchoolSpire’s clients will start the 17-18 school year with a wide range of powerful new features for Empower IMS. Some of these features include a new student and parent portal, giving parent, guardians and...
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