PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, has announced its partnership with Board Middle East (BME) to continue expanding its PowerPartner Program. This collaboration aims to develop access to PowerSchool’s innovative and mission-critical solutions in the Middle East.
As a part of the partnership, BME will focus on supporting educators and the nearly 8 million students enrolled across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, with plans to serve more than 750,000 students across these countries in the next year. Through this, educators across these countries can access mission-critical tools that are part of PowerSchool’s international localization framework, including PowerSchool’s leading learning management system (LMS), Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning, and Unified Operations™ PowerSchool SIS to support even more students and families and help them realize the promise of personalized education.
Commenting on the partnership, Chairman & Owner of BME, Abdulaziz Alsania, said:
At BME, we work to build brighter futures for students by providing integrated services and solutions to impact the whole education experience and challenge the current model of education; we strive to bring the best education technology to our region. We’re proud to partner with PowerSchool to continue driving positive changes in how education is delivered and experienced in the area.
The PowerPartner Program, a global channel partner initiative, leverages PowerSchool’s regional channel partners to support localized marketing, sales, and customer deployment efforts. The platform currently channel partners serve customers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand, India, the Philippines, and Uruguay, with plans to rapidly expand the program this year.
PowerSchool aims to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential. With more than two decades of experience delivering innovative, best-in-class education technology, the company connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents to improve student outcomes.
From the office to the classroom to the home, the portal helps schools and districts efficiently manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, enrollment, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments, and analytics—all in one unified platform. It supports over 50 million students globally and over 15,000 customers, including over 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in more than 90 countries.
Robert Speed, Vice President of International Sales at PowerSchool, added:
We’re thrilled to partner with BME to support PowerSchool’s extensive and growing customer base in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. We are both dedicated to providing educators and students with technology that empowers them to realize their full potential. We are pleased to partner with BME to continue enabling digital transformation in education globally.
In addition, PowerSchool is strengthening its customer support in the region by opening the company’s previously announced MEA Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in Q2 2023. The company recently announced plans to expand its international localization framework, including an upcoming release to enable box support for right-to-left language support and Arabic translation capabilities in three Unified Operations solutions and its learning management system (LMS), PowerSchool Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning.
BME works closely with regional partners to make its online learning solutions available to schools, universities, corporations, government, and military organizations. It inspires people to find new ways of learning, connecting, and driving change in how education is delivered and experienced. Through technology and services, the company brings people closer to the knowledge they seek to improve their world. By partnering with clients and vendors across the Middle East and abroad, BME has built the best technologies and solutions to help advance the education industry in meaningful ways.