Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company working with thousands of institutions and schools and millions of students worldwide. Schoolwires has provided community engagement solutions to more than 1,700 school districts educational entities and 11 million users in the U.S. and China. These companies unite to implement a shared vision that increased community engagement can enhance student success both inside and outside the classroom.
“This news marks a great milestone for Schoolwires and we couldn’t be more excited to join the Blackboard team,” said Christiane Crawford, president and CEO of Schoolwires. “We are eager to merge these two industry-leading teams and continue our pursuit of helping students be more successful, improving the educational experience in K-12, and investing in the future of this industry.”
Blackboard will leverage Schoolwires’ powerful technologies and passionate team to implement their K-12 business strategy and enhance its overall portfolio of solutions; the Schoolwires platform is expected to play an important role in Blackboard’s K-12 content and community management strategy moving forward.
“Effective communication is the gateway to delivering new learning models that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes,” said Jay Bhatt, CEO of Blackboard. “By adding Schoolwires to the Blackboard portfolio, we are uniquely positioned to help district leadership transition K-12 schools to these new models with the participation and support of their communities.”
Schoolwires customers, employees and the market as a whole can look forward to what the future holds for this partnership. Schoolwires customers will benefit from greater access to integrated solutions for parental and community engagement. Schoolwires employees can look forward to the advantages a larger organization provides. And, the entire K-12 marketplace wins with an expanded Blackboard portfolio of solutions for teaching, learning and community engagement.