PowerSchool Buys New Tool, TIENET, to Meet Special Education Needs

TIENET, a software suite designed to help schools manage instructional, assessment and other educational services for special needs students, has been acquired by PowerSchool. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TIENET is developed by MAXIMUS, a publicly traded company that develops software for a range of government, health, workforce and accounting needs.

Currently used in more than 900 districts and 3,000 schools across North America, TIENET’s tools help educators track and monitor student’s Individualized Education Program. The acquisition is a “natural fit,” Kathy Kerr, President of MAXIMUS’ Human Services North America division, said in a press release, especially as TIENET has been integrated with PowerSchool since 2014.

This deal marks PowerSchool’s third acquisition—following its purchase of InfoSnap (Nov. 2015) and Interactive Achievement (Feb. 2016)—since the company was sold by Pearson to Vista Equity Partners in June 2015.

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