WordPress has a massive global reach, which is illustrated by the mere fact that more than 25 percent of all websites are powered by the CMS. WordPress’ flexibility and ability to scale makes it the obvious choice for any website, regardless of industry. One industry that has begun to embrace WordPress is education. Primary schools and universities alike need an online presence to communicate information to students, faculty, donors, and parents. From K-12 to graduate school, WordPress is the best option for any academic institution.
Proprietary solutions are expensive and require ongoing maintenance and web management. WordPress is free, open source, and provides users with full control over their sites. After the initial site build, the cost to maintain a website on WordPress is nominal.
In 2014 with the help of WebDevStudios, Newark Public Schools made the switch to WordPress. Before moving almost 80 websites, the district was paying almost $100,000 a year in service fees for website management. Since 2014, WordPress has saved the school district $150,000. The main school district website acts as an information hub for students and staff