Skyward Appoints Scott Glinski as CEO Beginning in 2019


August 7, 2018) ­– Skyward announced the appointments of a new chief executive officer (CEO) and president effective January 1, 2019. The company’s board of directors have selected Scott Glinski, current president, as Skyward’s next CEO. Ray Ackerlund, current chief marketing officer, will succeed Glinski as Skyward’s next president. Cliff King, current Skyward CEO, will retire at the end of 2018 and transition into a part-time role on the Skyward Board of Directors.

Skyward’s Communication Portal Connects Parents to the Learning Process


Skyward, a leading K-12 administrative software provider, helps districts create new levels of parent engagement while increasing transparency, collaboration, and accountability. Leaders at the company say using their communication portal is helping districts be more effective in the education experience. With Skyward, better engagement starts with a parent portal that provides families with up-to-date announcements, events, upcoming assignments, and messages.

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10 priorities for K-12 IT leaders

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IT hardware and management companies such as LaptopsAnytime –which offers kiosks that give students and educators access to the right laptop, tablet, or combo device at the right time–along with others such as Impero , Classlink , and Skyward , are just a few of the partners aiming to help school and district IT leaders with this balancing act.

Partnerships strengthen computer science movement

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the staff at Pacelli Catholic Schools is working closely with Skyward , which is based nearby, to implement technology-based courses and computer science courses into the curriculum. Skyward has provided mentors to the district and brings industry perspective to the district. “This is a really major project for us,” said Ray Ackerlund, chief marketing officer at Skyward.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021


In an email sent Tuesday morning, the company notified customers to plan for a replacement for the Illuminate Student Information product, also known as ISI. The email, signed by Illuminate CEO Christine Willig, says customers must switch to a new system, recommending by name Aequitas, Aeries, Infinite Campus and Skyward because they “have solid integration protocols” between their systems and Illuminate’s data and assessment platform, called DnA.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

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Skyward has launched Qmlativ Education Management System, the next evolution of the company’s SIS and ERP technology. NAPCO’s adaptive motion detection equipment automatically selects the appropriate mode in order to optimize intruder catch and reduce false alarms, according to the company.