The Indiana Department of Education and AT&T Indiana have launched the INschool Version 2.0 app. As part of the platform, the department is also rolling out a pilot data-sharing program designed to make reporting and sharing information with the state and families easier.
INschool Version 2.0 will be available to the public in the coming days. It includes a communication tool for the department and administrators to share information with families and teachers, links to state agencies, performance data and a feedback tool for pilot project schools. The app is free and available on iOS and Android devices.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says the department is in the process of selecting five school corporations for the pilot project.
In a release from the Department of Education, AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards said, "This new app is a great tool for the Department of Education, parents and educators, and AT&T is excited to have been a part of this sale and development of the app, Indiana has been a leader in utilizing the newest technologies to benefit its citizens, and this is just the latest example of that. We look forward to working with other communities around the state – and the country – on the possibility of launching similar efforts."