Five Cambium Learning Group Products Win 19th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards from The ComputED Gazette

DALLAS, TX — April 30, 2013 — Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company providing evidence-based support to help all students reach their full potential, announced today that five of its learning solutions have been honored by The ComputED Gazette. Kurzweil 3000-firefly, ExploreLearning Gizmos, ExploreLearning Reflex, and Learning A-Z's Reading A-Z and Science A-Z were named winners in the 19th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards, which recognize the most innovative and effective content-rich learning products — including websites and apps for iPad and Android.

Chosen from titles submitted by publishers worldwide, the winning products provide parents and teachers with high-impact technology tools that foster educational excellence and student accomplishment.

"We are thrilled that The ComputED Gazette has recognized our outstanding online and software products as part of its annual BESSIE Awards," said John Campbell, chief executive officer of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. "And we are proud to join the other distinguished products that play a pivotal role in creating solutions to significantly enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement across the globe."

The following Cambium Learning Group solutions received 2013 BESSIE awards:


  • Kurzweil 3000 - firefly: Reading, writing, and study skills software for English language learners and students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia
  • ExploreLearning Reflex: Game-based system helping students develop fluency with basic math facts
  • ExploreLearning Gizmos: More than 450 interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3-12


  • Learning A-Z Reading A-Z: A website for K-6 teachers delivering thousands of printable and projectable books and instructional resources, spanning 27 level


  • Learning A-Z Science A-Z: Delivers K-6 science curriculum resources across 60+ units, all written to three reading levels

About The ComputED Gazette

The ComputED Gazette has been a valuable online educational resource for more than 19 years. Its directors are educators who have provided the finest computer education to children and adults in the North San Diego area. The Gazette is proud sponsor of two national awards: The Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring and the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the summer.

About Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z is a PreK-6 educational resource company specializing in online delivery of leveled readers and supplementary curriculum. Founded in 2002 to help teachers differentiate instruction and meet the unique needs of all students, Learning A-Z's resources are currently used in more than half of the districts in the U.S. and Canada and 165+ countries worldwide. Serving a wide range of student needs, including ELL/ESL, intervention, special education, and daily instruction, Learning A-Z includes: Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Science A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, Writing A-Z, Headsprout Early Reading and Headsprout Reading Comprehension. Learning A-Z is a member of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit

About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Cambium Learning Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is composed of four business units: Voyager Learning and Sopris Learning, Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning, and Kurzweil Educational Systems. Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. For more information, visit


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