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WASHINGTON, DC — Frontline Technologies, the leading software provider for K-12 education, announced the official launch of MyLearningPlan OpenPD today at the Learning Forward Conference. The announcement marks the first new product launch from Frontline since the acquisition of MyLearningPlan earlier in 2015, and represents their continued investment in professional growth solutions.
“Being recognized on the Inc. 5000 really brings home just how much we have accomplished since Frontline Technologies was founded in 1998,” said Managing Partner Roland Thompson. “As a company, we have experienced a period of explosive growth, and plan on maintaining this growth in the coming years.”
For the third consecutive year, school district leaders chose Aesop, the leading automated substitute placement and absence management system, as a District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Product.
From a record-breaking 1,800+ nominations sent in by K-12 administrators, the editors of District Administration reviewed the many testimonials and chose the 100 products they felt represented the best offerings in the K-12 market. Aesop was the only sub-calling system chosen as a Top 100 product this year.
Partnership to accelerate growth and expand company's platform for the education software market
EXTON, Pa., and NEW YORK, May 2, 2014 – Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based software for the K-12 education market, today announced a significant investment by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm.
The partnership with Insight will help advance Frontline's market leadership position and accelerate revenue growth through acquisitions and building of new products for the education market.
This spring, Frontline Technologies welcomed the 4,000th customer to the Aesop family. More districts are using Aesop than any other system for automated substitute placement and absence management.
More than 200 districts have chosen Aesop so far in 2014. Many of these districts were previously spending hours manually calling substitutes, including Parsippany Troy Hills Township School District (N.J.), Bossier Parish School Board (La.) and Irvine Irvine Unified School District (Calif.).
Leading talent management platform added to growing human capital management suite for K-12
EXTON, Pennsylvania., and CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 – Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market, today announced that it acquired Aspex Solutions, the provider of the popular AppliTrack talent management suite.
"We are extremely excited to welcome the AppliTrack team," said Frontline Technologies Managing Partner Michael Blackstone. "They have done an outstanding job of building and growing a successful product that is used and loved by thousands of school districts. This acquisition will not only enable more growth for AppliTrack, but will also support our vision to provide a comprehensive set of software tools that allows school districts to effectively and efficiently manage human capital."
State-of-the-art facility will nearly double current office space for growing technology company
Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for K-12 education, announced plans to move into a 300,000-square-foot facility in Malvern, Pennsylvania, to accommodate the company's rapid growth. With this move, the company will nearly double its space by initially leasing a full 60,000 square feet of the facility owned by Endo International plc, with an additional 30,000 square feet to follow in 2017.
Teachwise to provide a resource for teachers to buy and sell educational materials with unique features for ease of use and flexibility
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Sep. 15, 2014- Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based software for the K-12 education market, today launched a new website for teachers, Teachwise. Teachwise will provide an online marketplace for teachers to buy and sell original educational materials.
"Teachwise will be a win-win for teachers," said B2C Product Manager Dan Curry. "All teachers will be able to save valuable time by finding great materials to help in their classrooms, and teacher-sellers will be able to supplement their incomes while helping the teaching community."
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 is considering additional steps to find more substitute teachers, after an increase in pay nine months ago didn't do the trick. The District 181 Board voted Jan. 27 to increase pay for substitutes to $95 from $84 a day, and to $114 from $100.92 for retired District 181 teachers. The increase in pay came after there was a severe shortage of substitutes during the 2013-14 school year. However, because of continued difficulties in finding enough substitute teachers, the district had 45 absences that were not covered between the start of the 2014-15 school year and Oct. 27.
Leading provider of K-12 administrative software acquires competing product for substitute teacher placement and absence management
MALVERN, Pennsylvania, Feb. 9, 2015 - Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market, today announced that it has acquired CRS Advanced Technology, the provider of the SubFinder substitute placement system.
MALVERN, Pennsylvania, May 1, 2015 - Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of human resources software for K-12 education, today announced that it acquired My Learning Plan, a well-known provider of educator professional growth and management tools for K-12.
"The acquisition of My Learning Plan is an exciting step for both companies," said Frontline Technologies Managing Partner Roland Thompson. "Our teams have long admired each other's intuitive products and focus on outstanding service, making this an acquisition we believe will be hugely beneficial for our customers."