I am excited to follow up on my announcement last month and confirm that we have officially acquired Schoolwires, one of the industry’s leading educational websites, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. I couldn’t be more thrilled about today’s news. Here are three reasons why:

  1. We are building an ecosystem of “best-in-class” solutions focused on improving student success and working to offer integrated and flexible solutions to schools and districts. The addition of Schoolwires to our portfolio puts us in a unique position to continue and accelerate these efforts.
  1. K-12 websites and mobile apps are the gateway for delivering new learning models that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. With Schoolwires, we will be able to offer a comprehensive set of solutions that will help schools and districts address the key challenges they are contending with today.
  1. We are making a clear and deliberate shift in our approach to the K-12 market as we make good on our mission to advance learners’ success across the educational experience – which begins in K-12. We created a dedicated and focused K-12 team. We developed products specific to the K-12 market and expanded our K-12 services footprint. And we have added more K-12 “DNA” to our teams and expanded our partner ecosystem; first through the investment in ParentLink and now through Schoolwires.

Today’s news is a “Win-Win-Win” situation for all. Our customers win with greater access to integrated solutions for community engagement. Our employees win by having an incredibly talented and experienced team join ours. And, the entire K-12 marketplace wins as two leading companies combine to create one powerful entity that will deliver the best solutions in the market and serve the community in a way no other company can.

Everything we do is in an effort to meet our mission of “reimagining education.” The amazing feedback we continue to get from customers and others in the industry over the past year reinforces how far we’ve come and that we are on the right path. Let me know your thoughts on how we are doing @JayBhattTweets.

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  • Tony

    Congratulations on acquiring school wires. As a whole are you guys looking to control to whole environment for schools online. Such as website, mobile, homework etc?

  • Kecia R. Wright

    We recently switched our district to school wires. At my school, some of us use COURSEsites. Will they be able to talk?