Affiliation with Network of Schools Serving At-Risk Kids Highlights Renweb's Convenience, Ability to Drive Scale and Support of High Academic Standards
November 8, 2006-- RenWeb School Management Software, the industry leader in next-generation, web-based school management software, and the National Association of Street Schools (NASS) announced today that RenWeb will power NASS’s data management and donor collection activities for its network of more than forty schools across the country and support its effort to scale growth of its model.
NASS members are faith-based alternative schools that operate “educational intensive care units” for troubled youth who have not found academic or personal success and at-risk students likely to find themselves in similar circumstances. NASS is the only faith-based organization to receive funding and support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its Alternative High Schools Initiative (http://www.ahsi.info/about.htm).
NASS will offer its schools both the RenWeb School Management Software and its Donor Connect™ package to support the individual schools’ development efforts and to provide easily accessible individual school data and collective network data to gauge school and student performance. The Association will implement the software in stages across its existing schools and then add additional schools joining the network.
Tom Tillapaugh, founder and President of the National Association of Street Schools, said, "Today, America has fewer than six hundred schools for more than eleven million troubled adolescents. Facing such a formidable challenge requires the best possible tools that maximize the resources at hand, and RenWeb's school management software and extensive support will dramatically advance our ability to maintain our rigorous academic standards, provide personalized education and operate efficiently across our network."
Stated RenWeb Chief Executive Officer Brad Lee, "The decision by yet another prestigious and excellence-driven national organization to ‘switch on the power’ of RenWeb technology further underscores our leadership in web-based school management software. RenWeb will allow the National Association of Street Schools to provide convenient administrative management and standardize high performance across its network of schools with turnkey support from our service teams. NASS’s selection of RenWeb also underscores its value as a solution for schools, whether an association, a district or conference, who want to collect and consolidate information on an automated basis.”
About the National Association of Street Schools
The National Association of Street Schools is working nationwide to meet the needs of at-risk youth by developing a network of schools that provide personalized education, a moral code and tools for self-sufficiency. NASS aims to reduce the high-school dropout rate by giving these students a second chance at educational success through its support for 45 member schools. These member schools educate the “whole student” through a program encompassing academic rigor, career preparation, life-skills building, economic literacy and spiritual development.
Street Schools are unique among faith-based alternative schools in their policy of open enrollment, welcoming every student regardless of background or educational history. The Schools thrive on a powerful culture of one-on-one relationships between students and a cadre of teachers truly dedicated to helping each of their charges not only succeed in the classroom but also prepare for the future.
RenWeb is enabling administrators, teachers, parents and students in more than 600 schools across North America to “switch on the power” as the leading provider of next-generation Internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s unmatched convenience and service includes complete installation of the software including conversion of data, all as part of one, low license fee, along with a client interface that provides easy access to more than 150 integrated features. Developed by a university dean, RenWeb is leading the migration of schools from client server-based to web-based systems, bringing administration, parents, students and the classroom together with anytime, anywhere access to a full range of services. Features include Admissions, Enrollment, Scheduling, Billing and Tuition Management, Lunchroom Management, Health Management, Attendance, Homework, Lesson Plans, Gradebook, Report Cards, Transcripts, Extensive Reporting Capabilities, Automated Emailing and ParentsWeb. For more information about RenWeb, visit www.RenWeb.com.