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PowerSchool to Acquire PeopleAdmin, Furthering its Mission to Improve Student Outcomes with Comprehensive Unified Solutions for K-12 Education

PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PeopleAdmin, a leading provider of talent management solutions for education. PowerSchool will also receive a joint investment from Vista Equity Partners and Onex (TSX: ONEX) to enable this combination and to further accelerate its growth and expand access to solutions that drive student success in K-12 education.

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PowerSchool’s acquisition of PeopleAdmin is a continuation of both companies’ commitment and core mission to providing all educators, students and parents with integrated software solutions that create efficiencies and eliminate silos across all aspects of K-12 education.

“To help students perform at their best, we need well-trained and well-supported teachers in the classroom, in addition to efficient district operations, effective classroom management and ongoing parent engagement,” said Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool. “Adding PeopleAdmin’s talent management, professional development and research-based analytics solutions to our existing product offerings will enable our customers to access a fully unified, integrated platform that spans all aspects of K-12 education.”

“We are thrilled to be joining PowerSchool to link our talent management solutions to PowerSchool’s extensive suite of K-12 technologies for the benefit of even more districts, schools, and most importantly teachers and students,” said Jack Blaha, CEO of PeopleAdmin. “The two companies’ solutions are completely complementary, providing customers an even more integrated, comprehensive and powerful platform.”

PowerSchool’s solutions create efficiencies and reduce information silos, allowing teachers to spend more time in the classroom, focusing on the most important aspect of their profession—helping students reach their full potential. The addition of PeopleAdmin’s solutions will empower teachers and administrators with unified insights that will help drive more effective and directed professional development and support, helping teachers reach their full potential as educators.

Innovation across all products will continue to be a priority, including PeopleAdmin’s HigherEd solutions. By integrating PeopleAdmin’s TalentEd talent management solutions, with PowerSchool’s SIS, HR/Finance, Unified Classroom and its student assessment solution, PowerSchool will offer the industry’s first, comprehensive unified platform that automates critical processes and provides real time analytics across all aspects of K-12 education, empowering each stakeholder in a child’s educational journey.

PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin will continue to operate separately until an official close has been announced.

About PowerSchool Group LLC

At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That's why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way. From the back office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, and ERP/HR/Finance. Today, we're proud to be the leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 30 million students in over 70 countries. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.

About PeopleAdmin

Powered by actionable analytics and insights gained from a team of education research experts, TalentEd by PeopleAdmin delivers solutions that streamline K-12 education recruitment, assessment, hiring, onboarding, records and contract management, absence management, evaluations and professional development management.

TalentEd partners with thousands of schools in the U.S. and Canada to deliver data-driven talent management solutions that improve efficiency and effectiveness, so customers may focus on what they do best — empowering employees, advancing student achievement and inspiring a brighter future.

TalentEd: Empower talent. Elevate education.

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