Press release

Indianapolis Public School System Focuses on Student Academic Success by Selecting Schoology as its Learning Management System

Selected for learner-centric design, ability to seamlessly integrate with its current gradebook platform and support the diversity of its students’ and families’ needs

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind–June 7, 2016–Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, today announced that Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) has chosen Schoology as its new Learning Management System (LMS).  The contract will make Schoology available to more than 26,000 students among the 60 schools within its district.

In search of an LMS partner who could serve their needs, IPS initiated a competitive request for proposal (RFP) in August, 2015.  After narrowing the field, Schoology proved the unmatched choice to aid the institution in its effort to streamline workflows and create new efficiencies.  Schoology’s automation of routine tasks will allow teachers to focus on creating engaging curriculum, helping students achieve their academic goals.

“While researching various LMS platforms, we knew that we needed to find a technologically sophisticated partner that could meet the demands of all IPS stakeholders for a collaborative learning interface,” said Laura Larimer, IPS Information Technology Officer. “In Schoology, we have a partner that can address our needs, today, as well as our evolving demands.”

Schoology’s CEO, Jeremy Friedman said, “As a company dedicated to continuously advancing what is possible in education, we often find that people select Schoology for its ease of use, advanced communication and collaboration offering that aid in a holistic learning experience. We are excited to partner with Indianapolis Public Schools and we welcome them to the rapidly growing list of Schoology clients.”

Schoology connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education in a platform that’s so easy to use, it’s second nature. The platform offers educational institutions time-saving course management, assessment management, in-depth analytics, and flexible standards-based integrations that make it simple to connect other systems. Schoology also provides native mobile apps so that faculty can manage their classes on the go, students can stay connected on any device and parents can stay engaged and connected to their students’ progress.

For more on Schoology’s K-12 offerings, visit: schoology.com/k-12.

 

About Indianapolis Public Schools

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) strives to be the flagship in innovative urban education, preparing all students to be successful in the global economy. IPS is committed to creating individualized, relationship-based learning opportunities for nearly 30,000 students. As the educational landscape evolves to include more school choice, IPS continues to expand the scope of options available to families. IPS is the pilot district for Indiana's Innovation Network Schools; these autonomous programs operate in partnership with the district to provide a variety of unique educational opportunities for IPS students and families. IPS advocated for state legislation allowing districts to provide more options for families, including Innovation Network Schools and Transformation Zones. IPS’ Transformation Zone schools will serve as the Midwest pilot cohort for Opportunity Culture, a strategic staffing model empowering teachers to take on additional accountability and responsibility while earning a stipend of up to $18,000 above their salary. IPS is proud to provide personalized opportunities for students, and proud to be public! Learn more about IPS by visiting myips.org.

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