Detroit: A New Hub for Education Technology
DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The need for technology in the classroom grows every year. As the leading education technology platform for K-12 students, PowerSchool is doing more than anyone to advance the security, power, and growth of data systems in classrooms. In all, their solutions service more than 32 million students, 66 million parents, and 100 million users in over 70 countries around the world.
To help successfully launch, manage, and train such a broad audience of K-12 schools on the PowerSchool platform, the company taps highly qualified, effective companies to become Certified Service Partners. These partners work directly with schools and districts to help them make the most of PowerSchool's robust technology solutions. Until recently, there was only one in the entire country.
That's why it is exciting to announce that Macro Connect, a Detroit company, is PowerSchool's newest Certified Service Partner, the only one east of the Rocky Mountains.
"We're thrilled to formalize our relationship with PowerSchool," said Macro Connect co-founder and CEO Matthew Morin. "We've been working with PowerSchool's solutions for many years and through this new partnership, we'll be able to help more schools and districts benefit from the power, security, and innovation of this comprehensive platform."
Macro Connect was founded by two Detroit natives, Matthew and Kevin Morin, and has grown rapidly over the last several years to become one of Detroit's leading Education IT resources. With over 300 school and school district partners, the Macro Connect team offers a wide range of services from PowerSchool implementation and teacher training to classroom audio solutions, school security enhancement, and IT infrastructure management. Macro Connect also created a unique and popular project-based learning curriculum called "Code to Compose" that introduces youth to the world of computer coding.
"We're excited to be partnered with such a dynamic group of IT professionals," said PowerSchool Senior Account General Manager Josh Deegan. "They're incredibly well-rounded and have an unmatched depth of experience and expertise in working with schools. We look forward to our relationship growing well into the future."
With Certified Services Partner status, Macro Connect becomes PowerSchool's exclusive partner for the state of Michigan. The credentials also give Macro Connect a leadership position throughout the region to help more schools secure student data, empower teachers, and drive growth in student success.