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March 18, 2015

SunGard K-12 Education Launches Lead without Limits Awards Program

LeadWithoutLimitsLogoSunGard K-12 Education today launched an all-new award program to celebrate the excellence of its customers’ ed-tech initiatives. The Lead without Limits Awards Program seeks to recognize school districts, schools, departments, administrators, and educators that leverage technology to improve student achievement and/or school or district efficiency.

According to George Pepper, president and CEO of SunGard K-12 Education, this award program highlights efforts that are making a difference for students. “It’s an honor to serve this nation’s school districts as they inspire students and support them in realizing the greatest possibilities for their lives,” says Pepper. “Through the Lead without Limits Awards Program, SunGard K-12 Education hopes to express our appreciation for their dedication and innovation that is having a positive impact on our children.”

Each month, SunGard K-12 plans to recognize at least one district, school, department, or individual in one of three categories:

Data All-Star. Data All-Stars use data to positively affect student achievement by applying best practices or innovating processes. Whether their initiatives are impacting one student or hundreds of students, nominees are unlocking student potential by applying insights gained from an analysis of data.

Operational Efficiency Pacesetter. Operational Efficiency Pacesetters leverage technology to improve the efficiency of school/district processes. Nominees set the pace for school/district productivity by creating initiatives that use technology to make things better, cheaper, quicker, and/or more effective.

Information Technology Innovator. Information Technology Innovators enhance the educational process with technology. Nominees’ information technology efforts support student achievement and/or improve school/district efficiency.

Monthly award recipients will be publicly recognized on SunGard K-12’s Education and Technology blog and its customer newsletter. As it shares its customers’ innovations and best practices, SunGard K-12 hopes their ideas will create opportunities for collaboration between educators and administrators and inspire schools and districts to even greater successes. The annual Lead without Limits Awards recipients, one individual or district in each of the above categories, will be selected from among the monthly awards recipients and recognized at the SunGard National Users Group conference.

Nominations for the Lead without Limits Awards will be accepted through an online application form available on SunGard K-12 Education’s website. For guidelines and selection process, please see the Lead without Limits Awards Program information online.

About SunGard K-12 Education
SunGard K-12 Education offers software solutions designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents support student achievement. The PLUS 360 products are a single integrated suite of software solutions for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. The suite—which provides district staff with anytime, anywhere access to important district information—can be deployed to work together or implemented as stand-alone systems to help meet educational goals and requirements. For more information, visit SunGard K-12 Education at sungardk12.com.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies, with annual revenue of about $2.8 billion. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education, and the public sector. SunGard serves approximately 16,000 customers in more than 100 countries and has more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, and PLUS 360 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

© SunGard K-12 Education 2015. All rights reserved.

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SunGard K-12 Education Media Contact:
Lori F. Hixon
Public Relations Specialist
Lori.Hixon@sungardps.com
610-849-7274 (office)

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