Powernoodle Implements Stakeholder Intelligence in Alaska Education Centre to Accelerate ESSA Execution

By CIOReview | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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cloud-based technology to increase stakeholders across the 685,000 square mile geographyFREMONT, CA: Powernoodle implemented its cloud-based stakeholder intelligence system into the Alaska State Board of Education. It enables the leadership and staff of education board to utilize latest cloud-based technology to increase stakeholders across the 685,000 square mile geography of Alaska that constitutes a culturally diverse population spread over 54 school districts. The Alaska Education Board implemented the Powernoodle’s stakeholder engagement as they were into a 4bn dollar state deficit along with the hiring and travel freezes and they required a virtual process to engage its diverse stakeholders.

The Alaska Education department adopted Powernoodle’s system by following the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law signed by president Obama on December 2015. This law declares that each state should implement the ESSA policies in the session of 2016-17. The Alaska Education department needed an update in policies to fulfill the clauses of ESSA laws and policy update process required stakeholder inputs that pushed them to implement Powernoodle’s stakeholder intelligence.

Powernoodle’s cloud platform enables a number of decision-making activities that can be enabled or disabled, a fully customized solution to fit the type of an organization’s decision process. “You can use the activities that collect ‘anonymous’ input across the ‘edges’ of the organizations for a SWOT assessment,” says Deb Krizmanich, CEO, Powernoodle. “An efficient and authentic stakeholder engagement process is vitally important to states such as Alaska as they seek to implement ESSA and other state programs, and we are honored to be working with the Board to deliver on this inclusive process.”

The deadline for ESSA implementation is still little far away, so the Alaska State Board will utilize the rest of the 2016 school year time to gather input from stakeholders by leveraging the Powernoodle’s stakeholder intelligence system. The first five-week engagement program displayed 440% of financial ROI that delivered over 3,000 ESSA evaluations, ideas and insights with a weekly participation rate of about 95% from over 40 people of cross-state advisory council.