Kicking the dust off Big Reg

Posted Sometime in July
15 years ago, back in PowerSchool 4, I made a custom page for collection student info during registration.
I thought is was the bees knees an posted it to this site. And for many many years I dutifully updated the page to coincide with PowerSchool's evolution.
But for the last few years I did not touch the thing. I mean in the age of so many epic customizations, what does one need with a simple student page.
Then this week six people emailed asking why the registration "plugin" wont install. I wanted to put on my old man voice and say "Back in my day we didn't have a plugin system. We FTP'ed files to the web_root folder, and we liked it!"
Instead I went ahead and overhauled the page, made it so you can enable/edit the "enrollment notes" in the PS user interface, and yes... made it a plugin.
The Big Reg page lives on, albeit with legacy custom fields.
Perhaps the oldest PS customization on the internet (I say this with zero proof).

Support Net Neutrality

Posted Sometime in July
See these adorable children of mine.
What kind of terrible internet will they have if we let Comcast call the shots?
July 12th is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Hope you edtechies are having a relaxing summer.

Happy Holidays

Posted Sometime in December
Merry whatever it is you celebrate!
The holidays are a time for giving. That's why I'm giving away free to all fellow Illinoisans a new version (3.2) of the PARCCtastic plugin for PowerSchool.
To be honest the PowerSchool state reporting team forced my hand. The December 22nd update they put out changed a few of the accommodation field names.
So if you have installed the lasted Illinois state reporting update, you MUST put down that fruit cake and update the PARCCtastic plugin to version 3.2.

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