DALLAS, TX — April 2, 2013 — Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping every student reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services, announced today that three of its business units, ExploreLearning, Learning A-Z, and Voyager Learning, received seven finalist honors in the prestigious SIIA CODiE Awards.
Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiEs recognize excellence and achievement in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries. This year's program featured 23 Education categories, several of which were new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models.
"Cambium Learning Group is honored to receive finalist honors from SIIA year-after-year. This is a testament to the company's commitment to provide innovative technology tools to improve teacher effectiveness and student learning across the world," says John Campbell, chief executive officer, Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
The following Cambium Learning Group products are 2013 finalists:
Best Solution for Special Needs Students
- Raz-Kids, Learning A-Z
Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution
- Reading A-Z, Learning A-Z
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution
- Science A-Z, Learning A-Z
- ExploreLearning Gizmos, ExploreLearning
Best Education Game or Simulation
- VmathLive, Voyager Learning
- ExploreLearning Reflex, ExploreLearning
Best Mathematics Instructional Solution
- ExploreLearning Reflex, ExploreLearning
SIIA members will review finalists and vote for a winner in each category. Winners will be announced at the Ed Tech Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 6.
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 www.LearningA-Z.com.
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 CODiE Awards
The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose: to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information.
John Jorgenson, VP, Marketing
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Barbara Benson, CFO
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