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FileMaker Pro and Data-Driven Decision Making Featured at Consortium for School Networking Conference


SANTA CLARA, CA – March 3, 2006 – Best practices in effectively managing data – using FileMaker Pro – to support professional staff development will be featured in a panel session at the 2006 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Annual K-12 School Networking Conference, March 6-7, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA (

The panel session, “Data Intelligence: Empowering Teachers, Administrators, Students and Parents,” will be held from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, and includes panelist Anthony Dragona, Business Administrator, Union City Board of Education, Union City, New Jersey.

In his panel presentation, Dragona will describe how his district uses a FileMaker Pro database solution for data-driven decision making in supporting professional development for staff and faculty. The Union City Board of Education serves nearly 10,000 students in 12 schools with 1,500 faculty and non-instructional employees.

With more than 11 million units distributed worldwide, FileMaker Pro is used in all of the top 250 U.S. school districts and each of the top 50 U.S. undergraduate colleges. FileMaker Pro 8 has received several awards, including “Product of the Year” awards from both Macworld Magazine and PC Magazine. FileMaker Pro was recently selected as a 2006 Codie Award finalist in the “Best Database Management Solution” category by the Software Information Industry Association.

FileMaker offers a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8, including a Student Assessment White Paper plus the FileMaker Education Starter Kit, featuring a bundle of ready-to-use solutions for educators and administrators, at

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.


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