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eChalk Mobile App Puts Key to Student Achievement in Parents’ Hands

Teachers, Parents and Students Can Access Latest Version of eChalk Software through iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® and Android® Devices

NEW YORK (Oct. 3, 2011) – A new mobile app launched by eChalk extends its school communication and instruction management software to more computing devices, giving students, parents and teachers another way to stay connected. With versions for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and Android® devices, the app helps school communities foster greater parental involvement than ever before and embrace mobile learning.

The new app provides parents and students with mobile access to the eChalk online platform to receive timely notifications of school activities, and to view grades, homework assignments, learning resources, and class discussions. Parents with more than one child in a school or district can easily access all of their children’s information in one place, and contact teachers in seconds. Teachers have the ability to view their accounts and easily send notifications to students and parents from their mobile device.

“Research indicates parental involvement is an important factor in student achievement,” said Martin Brutosky, CEO and COO of eChalk. “The mobile app provides parents with the tools and information they need to actively engage in their kids’ school lives no matter where they are, through a medium that they increasingly use. Whether accessed from a mobile or a laptop, our solutions help foster parent-teacher collaboration for improved student learning.”

A recent study conducted by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory indicates, “children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer and like school more” when their parents and communities take interest in their academics. Schools are able to create a connected, collaborative environment through eChalk. Schools easily create their own websites, host student-safe social networking, manage classroom workflow, and more – all to foster social learning, increase parental involvement, and ultimately improve student achievement.

The company recently released Version 12.0 of its online software. In addition to launching Version 12.0 and the mobile app, eChalk is enhancing its software to seamlessly integrate with Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Live@edu by late 2011.

Customers can download the mobile app by logging into their eChalk accounts online. For more information, explore www.echalk.com/browse/mobile.

About eChalk
eChalk software is the preferred platform among K-12 schools to manage communication and instruction. The company's patented software enables K-12 schools and districts to increase community engagement and improve student outcomes while saving time and streamlining technology systems. eChalk products safely connect more than 1 million school leaders, teachers, students and parents to the people and information they need to make learning successful. eChalk is headquartered in New York with regional offices throughout the country to provide customers with personalized tech support and hands-on training, consistently earning the company the highest customer satisfaction and renewal rates in the education industry.Visit echalk.com to learn more.