GG4L Announces School Passport® 2.0

School Passport is a Safe School iPaaS with PII Shield and School AppStore 

Alameda, CA – March 8, 2021 – Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) announced School Passport 2.0, the second generation of its end-to-end Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), with innovative new features: PII Shield and School AppStore. This will help schools get the most from their digital tools while improving online safety and data privacy.

School Passport is the new overarching brand name for GG4L’s Platform, which includes GG4L Connect™. When released in summer 2021, School Passport 2.0 will have over 20,000 schools on board. School Passport is free for any educational institution.

Powered by PII Shield, School Passport helps regulate the sharing of schools’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with EdTech vendors. Schools can leverage GG4L’s anonymized access credentials to prevent the unnecessary sharing of personal information, such as email addresses, with their vendors. 

Centralized IT teams will now be able to vet third-party solutions for data privacy and security compliance and review licensing terms before provisioning them in their School AppStore. Each school could have a school-branded app store, with delegated on-demand activation functionality available to school site coordinators and classroom teachers. 

Solution vendors are now able to leverage School Passport’s API (SP2-API) as a pre-built school-centric ecosystem that could be accessible from within their own apps to provide an enhanced end-user experience.

“School Passport 2.0, featuring PII Shield and School AppStore, is a giant leap forward in achieving our impact mission to accelerate digital transformation and workforce readiness in schools,” commented Robert Iskander, CEO and Founder of GG4L. “Built-in safety, trust and future-proof functionality simplify and secure student engagement with over 1,000 third-party apps listed in the GG4L Catalyst Catalog.”

About Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), a Public Benefit Corporation

GG4L is a membership-based collaborative that is free to education institutions and available for a modest annual membership fee to any edtech organization. GG4L leverages its integration platform to create purpose-built integrated ecosystems of edtech solutions, aimed at specific impact initiatives, which could be easily implemented, validated and sustained financially for schools, as they together drive school improvement. To date, hundreds of edtech organizations, serving hundreds of thousands of schools globally, have joined as GG4L members and agreed to GG4L’s membership pledge to advocate for open data interoperability standards, secure data exchange, and strict student data privacy compliance. For more information, refer to gg4l.com.

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