A Primer on the Wild, Wacky World of Student Information Systems

SIS SASS: Perhaps no one is more suited to take readers on "A Journey to the Center of the World of Student Information Systems" than LearnSprout's Director of Marketing, Paul Smith, who's been with PowerSchool through 12 years, six CEOs and presidents, and two acquisitions (by Apple and Pearson). For those unfamiliar with what SIS's actually do—and why they matter—Smith's post offers a digestible primer of their critical role in scheduling, communication and reporting (just to scratch the surface of their functions). He also analyzes the severely fragmented SIS market, and offers thoughts on why Pearson's decision to sell Powerschool is "good news."

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