Tag Archives: Powerschool

Powerschool Glitch Messes With NC Grades (Shocker)

For years I’ve chronicled how PowerSchool is the gift curse that just keeps on giving – everything from hacks to outages to the $7 million a year cost.

The latest gift is a glitch that has potentially messed with grades for students all over the state. Continue reading

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NC Dept. Of Public Instruction Touts 4th Year of Powerschool, Ignores Failings

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sent out a press release yesterday, hailing the success of Powerschool, which captures student data and information statewide.

The press release also didn’t mention Powerschool’s failings.

These failings include a $7 million dollar maintenance rate, hundreds of ‘slow connectivity incidents’, missing deliverables and suspect payments to ‘contractors’. Continue reading

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PowerSchool Update Letter Packed with Bombshells

A June 9th letter sent by the Homebase Leadership team to the NC Department of Public Instruction Leadership and PowerSchool team is packed with bombshells.

The memo, obtained exclusive by this site details massive outrages, infrastructure failure, missing deliverables, issues with transitioning to in-house operation and more. The issues with PowerSchool have been continual since its implementation Continue reading

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Powerschool Continues To Fail – #NCed

Through the course of my inquiries about Powerschool, the student data capturing program, the following note (below) landed in my inbox.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Your Child’s Data Is Safe… They Said. #WCPSS Student Hacks Powerschool Multiple Times.

So, a student has been arrested for hacking into a Wake county school to change his grade
He did it multiple times…. MULTIPLE.

But your child’s data is safe… they said. Continue reading

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Protests, Financial Advice and Powerschool

Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!

The last installment was back in May when the Minnesota test was hacked. Much has happened in the world of Pearson since then. This will be a round-up of sorts. Continue reading

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Pearson Is Everywhere: MN Tests Get Hacked Edition

Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time, we saw that Over 175k Opted Out of Pearson PARCC in NY.

Today, we’re looking at Minnesota’s tests being hacked, causing the testing to be temporarily canceled. The attack was a DDoS (denial of service) attack.

KEEP READING… SEE THE NC CONNECTION…. Continue reading

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