SharpSchool Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award 2014

SharpSchool Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Cross-Curricular Solution
Posted on 05/14/2014
SharpSchool’s K-12 Website Solution Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition 


SAN FRANCISCO
 - SharpSchool, a leading provider of K-12 web and communication solutions, announces that its K-12 Website Solution won an SIIA CODiE Award for Best Cross-Curricular Solution. Companies included in this category were Schoolwires, Blackboard, McGraw-Hill, K-12 Inc and Cengage Learning.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced SharpSchool as one of 31 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed-tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

SharpSchool’s K-12 Website Solution is a web and communications tool built for schools and districts. With its easy-to-use content management system, beautiful web designs and full-suite of features, it gives administrators the ability to connect with staff, teachers and students, and engage parents and the local community. By acting as your central communication hub, the K-12 Website Solution isn’t just simply a website. It is the brand, voice and representation of schools and districts online.

“Winning this award validates our passion in enabling schools to bridge the communication gaps between parents, teachers, and students,” shared John Carbrey, SharpSchool Co-Founder and CTO. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by educators, our peers and ed-tech leaders across the country as the industry leader.”

“SIIA’s 2014 Education CODiE Award winners’ are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division Karen Billings. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”

This is SharpSchool’s first year as a CODiE Awards participant and the CODiE Award for Best Cross-Curricular Solution will be SharpSchool’s first CODiE Award.

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2015/pw_2014.asp


About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

About SharpSchool

SharpSchool is a leading provider of K-12 web solutions for schools and districts. Founded in 2001, SharpSchool has emerged as the strategic provider of website, design, mobile and email solutions, among others, for over 3,000 schools and districts. With the goal of helping educational institutions improve communications and enrich student leaning, SharpSchool’s K-12 web solutions act as a central communications hub that allow administrators and teachers to engage with parents and students. For more information, visit http://www.sharpschool.com/.