TUCSON, AZ — June 9, 2011 — Learning A-Z, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced today that Reading A-Z, the company's online reading resource for teachers, recently won the 2011 CODiE Award for Best Reading/English Instructional Solution, an award given each year by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).
"We deeply appreciate and are honored by the recognition Reading A-Z received from the SIIA. The CODiE Awards offer an excellent opportunity for us to obtain additional validation from our peers that the programs we offer our customers are indeed high-quality and effective," said Bob Holl, Co-Founder of Learning A-Z.
Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards showcase the finest education, software and content products and services. The CODiEs are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program with judges across the industry spectrum. The CODiE Awards program has raised the standard for excellence and serves as prestigious representation of outstanding achievement and vision.
"Now in its 26th year, the CODiE Awards continue to recognize those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries," noted SIIA President Ken Wasch. "In addition, its winners are a prolific testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to businesses and consumers. SIIA warmly congratulates all of the winners and nominees of the CODiE Awards, whose innovation is essential for continuing America's leadership in the global knowledge economy," Wasch continued.
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
The Software and information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For more information, visit www.siia.net.
John Jorgenson, VP, Marketing
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Barbara Benson, CFO
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