DALLAS, TX — May 15, 2013 — Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services, announced today that five of its innovative learning solutions have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards. Four were named as finalists in the Supplemental Resources category, and one for the Beacon Award for marketing.
Considered one of the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition programs in the learning resource community, the AEP Awards have been honoring excellence and innovation in educational publishing for more than four decades. Each year, the program receives hundreds of entries, including print materials, digital learning tools, professional development curricula, and a wide range of periodicals — but only the top quarter reaches the finalist stage.
"The quality of submissions is always astounding and only grows better each year," said Linda Swank, AEP awards associate. "Competition this year was at an all-time high, and I know that our judges had hard decisions to make throughout each round." The following Cambium Learning Group solutions received 2013 BESSIE awards:
Finalists representing the Learning A-Z and ExploreLearning business units under the Cambium Learning Group umbrella include:
Supplemental Resources Finalists:
Reading and Language Arts
Reading A-Z, Learning A-Z
Science A-Z, Learning A-Z
ExploreLearning Gizmos, ExploreLearning
ExploreLearning Gizmos, ExploreLearning
Beacon Award Finalist:
"We are delighted the AEP Awards have recognized our outstanding online solutions as 2013 finalists," said John Campbell, chief executive officer of Cambium Learning Group. "We are humbled by this honor and committed to offering the highest quality education solutions that enhance student achievement and teacher effectiveness across the globe."
Winners will be announced on June 4, 2013, at the AEP Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
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 www.cambiumlearning.com
About the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
The only professional organization that serves the diverse needs of the entire educational resource community, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) encourages and advocates for professional, quality content for teaching and learning. Founded in 1895, AEP now helps its members navigate the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st century. AEP is at the forefront of the educational publishing industry, taking a leading role in efforts such as the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative ( http://www.lrmi.net), which is changing the way educational materials are found on the Internet; Innovation Through Inclusion, promoting industry-wide diversity; and representation of educational publishers on matters such as new legislation and funding. Through its events, publications, and recognition programs, AEP works to inform and advance the industry and to define and applaud excellence in the field.
John Jorgenson, VP, Marketing
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Barbara Benson, CFO
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