Edline is the online component of Jackson Software's GradeQuick gradebook software that enhances parent-teacher communication. The Internet tool serves as a school's Web site or becomes a companion site. Teachers and administrators can post assignments, news, current grades, announcements or anything else that may be important to parents about their children's education. Parents login once to check the progress of each of their children, even if they attend different schools. Students also login once to check on new assignments, exam schedules or conduct research for each of their classes. The program also lets users personalize their Edline sites with photos, links, as well as pages for PTA, sports and other activities. Jackson Software, Glenc'e, IL, (800) 850-1777, www.jacksonsoftware.com.
This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.