Category

Education
PLANO, Texas, May 15th, 2018 Today, School Spire, Inc. is pleased to announce a two-year extension with Union Public Schools (OK). Union PS has used Empower’s IMS and Reporting solutions since Fall 2011. The eighth largest public school district in Oklahoma, Union Public Schools has approximately 16,000 students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Parents choose the Union district for...
Read More
Continuing where we left off… educators now have access to more tools and devices ever, often times no longer needing to check out a laptop cart or walk their students down to a computer lab to participate in digital instruction. Data is aligned to learning standards and available to users of all levels in reports....
Read More
Today we are going to talk about learning standards, and their ultimate relation to interoperability standards. In the past decade, we are observing that the educational and learning world is evolving in a fashion similar to the auto industry. It won’t be long in today’s world where we will drive next to a car with...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More