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Emergency Communications Network Teams Up With Pearson For Enhanced K-12 Communication

Monday, October 28, 2013

Emergency Communications Network Teams Up With Pearson For Enhanced K-12 Communication

10:27 EDT Monday, October 28, 2013

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation's leading provider of high-speed notification solutions, has announced its independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement with Pearson. This collaboration will provide customers of PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS), with turnkey access to Code-ED. This highly affordable notification tool for K-12 communities allows school districts to seamlessly access their PowerSchool data to quickly reach targeted groups of parents, faculty and staff in a multimodal approach including voice messages, emails and text messages. Authorized school administrators can contact the entire school community within minutes. 

"We are very excited about this collaboration, as it allows us to enhance our communication tools within PowerSchool," states Oliver Wreford, Director of Business Development with the K-12 Technology group of Pearson. "We believe that uniting Code-ED and PowerSchool will allow us to bring additional student data management and communication capabilities to the student populations served." Both PowerSchool and ECN offer technology trusted by communities in all 50 states.

"Pearson is a market leader in SIS and this collaboration will introduce Code-ED as a cost-effective alternative to existing solutions in the marketplace. As the exclusive parent and staff notification tool with a proven automated weather warning component, we are proud to also raise the bar in school safety and provide school communities the precious extra time to prepare when they are threatened by a severe weather event," says David DiGiacomo, ECN President.

About Emergency Communications NetworkHeadquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes. ECN's sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring six major services: Code-ED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities; CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages in a multimodal approach; CodeRED Weather Warning? which provides automated alerts to people in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; CityWatch?, a premise and web-based, full featured outbound and inbound communication notification system; SmartNotice?, a business continuity and staff notification solution and MyDailyCall? for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids. For more information, visit www.ecnetwork.com or call 866-939-0911 to schedule a free demonstration.

About PearsonPearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and learning technology, aims to help people make progress in life through learning. Pearson's leadership spans pre-K12, higher education, and corporate learning globally. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the K-12 Technology group of Pearson, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

For Media Inquiries:Pearson: Susan Aspey, 347-421-2473, susan.aspey@pearson.comCode-ED: Stephanie Meyers, 866-939-0911, smeyers@ecnetwork.com

SOURCE Emergency Communications Network

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