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Doing Less with SchoolTool

Written for SchoolTool by Tom Hoffman on 2009-08-11

SchoolTool is less, and more, than a student information system.

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SchoolTool RPM Packages Coming Soon...

Written for SchoolTool by Tom Hoffman on 2009-08-11

Linux Ink brings us back into the world of RPM...

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New Release: 1.0.3

Written for SchoolTool by Tom Hoffman on 2009-07-08

A minor feature and bugfix release.

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Minor Release: 1.0.2

Written for SchoolTool by Tom Hoffman on 2009-06-02

Enhancements to course metadata, section enrollment management and packaging.

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SchoolTool 1.0 Released: A Free Student Information System for Schools Around the World

Written for SchoolTool by Tom Hoffman on 2009-05-01

PROVIDENCE, RI--April 30, 2009--The international SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation are proud to announce the release of SchoolTool 1.0, a web-based open source student information system and calendar server for primary and secondary schools around the world.

SchoolTool includes customizable student demographics, parent/contact management, attendance, gradebook, calendaring, resource booking and report card generation. SchoolTool can be used in a wide variety of contexts. An individual teacher can run a personal gradebook on their desktop or laptop computer. Individual schools can use SchoolTool as his or her primary student information system or a complement to other systems. SchoolTool is also scalable to multi-school deployments, as the Commonwealth of Virginia (US) is piloting at eight career and technical academies.

Schools, service providers, government agencies, vendors, hackers and other interested parties are invited to test, use, deploy and offer feedback on SchoolTool in coming months. Development of SchoolTool will continue at a brisk pace in preparation for deployments in the 2009-2010 school year.

SchoolTool is 100% free and open source software, built with the Python programming language and Zope 3 framework. It is fully translatable via the Rosetta service on, with several languages already fully or partially available. SchoolTool is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2. On Ubuntu Linux, schools can have a SchoolTool server running with a three-step installation process.

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